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"Thank you for making me part of the WonderLab team! I cannot adequately express how much I appreciate the time you took to help me grow and how much I learned from this experience."

"I have definitely learned more while working at WonderLab than from my four years of classes at IU!"

Employment

College Students

WonderLab offers valuable work experience for college students in a surprisingly broad range of fields of study. These semester and summer part-time positions are available either as an unpaid internship, as a work-study job (current starting rate of $8.50/hr), an internship paid by stipend, or for course credit. Check with the listed supervisor for which options apply to a particular position and the commitment of hours per week. Internships for course credit must be approved by the student’s school or department. Other benefits:

  • A WonderLab membership at the Dual Level for the student "+ guest" that provides free admission to WonderLab and reciprocal free admission to more than 350 science centers worldwide for a year
  • A 20% discount in the museum gift store
  • Substantive work that can build your portfolio in your field
  • Free food, often homemade, in the break room
  • A happy "home away from home" friendly atmosphere off campus in Bloomington

College Student Application 
**Please send an email directly to the supervisor to alert him/her of your application


Note: Brief position descriptions are listed below. Contact the supervisor for details.

  • Animal Exhibits Assistant: Open Summer 2015

    Multiple positions supervised by Aleisha Kropf
    Provide animal care and feeding, assist with habitat maintenance, and aid in the research and development of animal demonstrations and interpretive materials. Typical commitment is six to ten hours per week. Applicant should have interest in biology and animals with weekend availability. This position is available to applicants with work-study funding or as an unpaid internship.

  • Birthday Party Assistant: Open Summer 2015 (weekends)

    Multiple positions supervised by Andrea Oeding
    Oversee positive birthday party experience for children and their families. Responsibilities include greeting guests, assisting family with set up and clean up, and leading party science activity. Applicant should have experience working with children and adults and must have weekend availability.

  • Camp Director Assistant: Open Late Spring/Summer 2015

    One position supervised by Colleen Couper
    Assists the director with all administrative tasks. Responsibilities include helping to buy, pack and set up camp supplies, helping with check in of campers, and helping to supervise interns. Must be available from May through July, have reliable transportation, have outstanding organizational skills, and be comfortable relating to adults and children. 

  • Camp Recreation and Technology Intern: Open Late Spring/Summer 2015

    One position supervised by Colleen Couper
    The intern is involved in all aspects of the summer science enrichment camp and is primarily responsible for coordinating with program partners to assist them with technology. The intern also is responsible for supervising campers during the morning extended daycare and also on the playground during the lunch hour. Must be available Monday through Friday from 7:45 am - 1:45 pm June and July, have reliable transportation, be comfortable setting up and troubleshooting AV project equipment and laptop computer (Mac and Windows), have outstanding organizational skills, and be comfortable relating to adults and children. 

  • Coordinator of WonderCamp Interns: Open Spring/Summer 2015

    One position supervised by Jeanne Gunning
    Oversee the selection, camp experience, and recognition of high school summer interns. Responsibilities include handling inquiries, screening applicants, coordinating with camp director on interns' roles, supervising and mentoring interns at camp, managing the evaluation and recognition of interns' performance, and maintaining records. Must be available from May through July, have reliable transportation and be proficient in use of Word and Excel. Applicant should have experience working with teens and volunteers.

  • Development Intern: Open Summer 2015

    One position supervised by Alison Pitt
    Minimum 10 hours per week. Work closely with the Development Team to interact closely with fundraising contacts, help plan the September gala event, research donor prospects, assist with our major giving and planned giving programs, write and/or edit grant applications, strategize new solicitation methods, and help with administrative tasks as assigned. Applicant must have car and should have strong interest in special event planning, excellent communication skills, excellent attention to detail and accuracy, and be proficient in Word and Excel. Graphics experience a plus. Undergraduate or graduate student in management, public/nonprofit management, or other applicable major preferred. Full internship description available upon request from the supervisor.

  • Exhibits Intern: NO OPENINGS

    Multiple positions supervised by Jeremy Stone
    No openings at this time.

  • Gallery Assistant: Open Summer 2015

    One position supervised by Mike Voyles
    Get broad experience working in a museum in the areas of Gallery Operations (including WonderGarden), Programs, and Volunteers. Applicant should enjoy interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds, be proficient using basic computer software, and have experience in at least one of these areas: gardening, interpretation, natural science or education. 

  • Gallery Activity Intern: Open Summer 2015

    One position supervised by Mike Voyles
    Have an immersive experience researching and developing hands-on educational science-on-the-spot activities to be available in the galleries for visitors of all ages.  Applicant should demonstrate creativity, a passion for informal science education, a positive and friendly attitude, and experience working with Word, Adobe Suite software, and a variety of art/construction tools and materials. Must be available at least 8 hours per week.

  • Graphic Design Assistant: Open Summer 2015

    One position supervised by Louise Schlesinger
    10-12 hours per week. Position available with work-study funding or stipend or for course credit. Work as part of the Markting Team to help maintain WonderLab's brand in print and online. Typical opportunities include designing program posters, print and online advertisements, website and social media graphics, banners and signs, speical event invitations and other materials, quarterly member/donor newsletter, brochures, etc. Applicant should have high level of expertise with Adobe Suite software and ability to meet deadlines. Graphic design majors (jr, sr. BFA candidates) preferred. Applicant must commit to fall and spring semesters. Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Marketing Assistant: Open Spring 2015

    One position supervised by Louise Schlesinger
    Position available with work-study funding or stipend or for course credit. Work as part of the Marketing Team to maintain and project WonderLab's positive brand, help plan and implement marketing campaigns to increase museum visitors, and help plan and support specific campaigns in coordination with other museum staff. The Marketing Intern’s responsibilities focus on social media marketing management (with a current emphasis on the Facebook platform), monitoring WonderLab’s online reputation, monitoring e-advertising and website analytics to improve effectiveness of our efforts, and updating WonderLab’s social media strategic plan and best practices handbook. The position may involve conducting market research and other administrative tasks as assigned. Business and Informatics (jr or sr) with demonstrated experience in the areas of responsibility preferred.  Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Marketing Multimedia Assistant: Open Summer 2015

    One position supervised by Louise Schlesinger
    10-12 hours per week. Position available with work-study funding or stipend or for course credit. Work as part of the Marketing Team to create visual content for WonderLab's website, social media sites, and print materials. Produce video content for and manage WonderLab's You Tube and Pinterest channels, photograph visitors and events, and maintain image archives. Applicant must have own camera and video equipment, have experience with digital photography and video production, and be able to meet deadlines. Telecommunications majors (jr, sr) with a concentration in design and production preferred. Applicant must commit to fall and spring semesters. Write to supervisor for full position description.

  • Membership Assistant: Open Summer 2015

    One position supervised by Esther Smail
    Help build and maintain WonderLab's membership base. Responsibilities include processing mailings, updating membership database and files, and conducting projects as assigned. Applicant should have ability to learn new skills and be detail oriented. Applicant must commit to fall and spring semesters.

  • Program Assistant: Open Summer 2015

    Multiple positions supervised by Staci Radford-Vincent
    Help provide a rich selection of science programs. Responsibilities include developing and implementing new programs and helping develop and implement ongoing series programs for children and others. Applicant should have experience working with children and adults, be able to research ideas and meet deadlines, and have excellent attention to detail. Students in the sciences or with programs experience preferred.

  • Visitor Services Assistant: Openings Available 

    Multiple positions supervised by Jennifer Jenkins
    Be part of a Visitor Services Team at the welcome desk which provides a friendly, warm greeting to museum visitors. Responsibilities include assisting guests with their needs, helping managers with administrative tasks, and handling admissions, memberships, and gift store sales. Applicants should have retail or customer service experience and the ability to learn museum's POS system. 

  • Volunteer Services Assistant: Open Summer 2015

    Multiple positions supervised by Jeanne Gunning
    Be part of the Volunteer Services Team, which provides a welcoming atmosphere for museum volunteers. Responsibilities include greeting volunteers, scheduling, assisting with volunteer training, and maintaining database records. Applicants must have Friday and/or weekend availability,  and  should have demonstrated ability to learn new skills and be detail oriented. Those who have previous volunteer experience preferred.

If you have been awarded work-study funding and have been hired for such a position at WonderLab, you may contact Mary Sommer with questions regarding required documents and procedures for getting paid.