Marketing & Development Department
Project Supervisor: Lizabeth Foxwell, Marketing and Communications Manager
EcoTarium internships provide experience working in a unique museum of science and nature. The internship program is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors and/or graduate students.
The intern takes on an active role in marketing museum offerings and works directly with the Marketing and Communications Manager. This person will have contact with the other members of the marketing and development team, as well as other departments and possibly with the museum public. The intern will be involved in media relations, promotions, special events, and research.
Specific writing projects that include, but are not limited to, press releases, event calendar listings, customer service inquiries, and EcoTarium FAQs. Research distribution channels for print material. Assist with the distribution of news releases and other materials through mailing, web and follow-up phone calls. Provide support for special projects, including the museum's web site, enewsletter
and photographic files. General office duties will be required such as filing, photocopying, answering phones and faxing. May be called upon for photography.
A strong interest and some coursework in communications, marketing or public relations essential. Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with media, other organizations and the public are required. Computer skills a must. Photography or design skills desirable.
Please submit to the address below:
• A completed application form
• A one-page cover letter which includes:
1. The name of the internship that you are applying for and why you are interested in it,
2. Your future career objectives,
3. How your experience prepares you for this position, and
4. What you hope to learn through the internship.
• A resumé
• Writing samples and/or portfolio of work
• A letter of reference from a current faculty member who can comment on your work and interest in the subject area of this internship
Structure of Internship:
• Time commitment will be the equivalent of at least one full day per week, two days per week preferred.
• Some weekend or evening work may be required.
• Students who wish to receive course credit must arrange this through their college or university
• Students will be assigned to and guided by museum staff
Applications are ongoing
Please submit completed application packet to:
Betsy Maloney, Volunteer Coordinator
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604