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Hall of Human Life Internship

Hall of Human Life Intern

Museum of Science, Boston


The Hall of Human Life (HHL) is a 10,000 sq. feet exhibition where the HHL staff and volunteers create a supportive and engaging environment through positive learning experiences about our visitors and other organisms, including their friends and family. Our goal is that our visitors will leave inspired to think critically, be curious, and explore the science of human health, biology, and behavior. One unique way in which HHL address this goal is by challenging visitors to fundamentally change the way the way that they think about themselves by enabling them to collect their own data and compare it to that of other visitors at our interactive link station activities. 


This intern will primarily assist creating educational experience for our visitors about human health, behavior, and biology and by providing essential logistical support for collaborating scientists from local research institutions. The intern will use skills developed through the internship to complete a project that will help advance the educational mission of the Hall of Human Life. 


  • Interact directly with Museum visitors, by facilitating hands-on activities for general museum audiences.
  • Ensure that exhibit and program spaces are presentable and consistently ready for visitor use, including some light cleaning and maintenance of HHL components and equipment.
  • Assist in professional development activities that support HHL volunteers.
  • Support department activities, which may include the development, written documentation and/or evaluation of science/engineering activities.


  • High School degree or equivalency (undergraduate student, graduate student or career changer).
  • Demonstrated interest in education; interest in informal science education preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in science, engineering or education (through coursework or the workplace).
  • Demonstrated communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people of all ages, including experience working with young children.
  • Highly motivated, dependable, and flexible.


October - December/January 


14-21 hours per week, schedule TBD


$12.00/hour for undergraduate interns and $12.25/hour for interns with degrees. 


Intern benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, close proximity to the Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and café and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.


$12.00/hour for undergraduate interns and $12.25/hour for interns with degrees.

How to Apply

Museum of Science Internships
Boston, MA 02114

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