Education / Teacher and School Services Internship (Unpaid)

Purpose: Assist the Manager of School and Teacher Services in the preparation of teacher resource materials. The internship may require some classroom teaching, as well.

Length: Approximately 12 weeks

Terms: Fall (September-November), Spring (February-April), and Summer (June-July)

Education: Advanced undergraduate (junior/senior), graduate student, or recent graduate

Area of Study:  Education (preferred), art or art history


  • Assist in creating teacher resources such as culture cases, lesson plans, and videos
  • Research objects from the collection and use to enhance lesson plans, culture cases, and other teacher resources
  • Write lesson plans and other teacher resources
  • Public speaking
  • Organize supplies for teacher and school programs
  • Place supply orders
  • Make phone calls related to teacher and school programs
  • Update files and create excel documents for programs
  • Frame student exhibitions

Special Skills:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Highly organized with the ability to handle multiple tasks at once
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
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