Museum Internship


Museum Internship

Status:  Part-Time; 20-30 hours/week– Flexible to fit internship requirements

Reports to:  Deputy Director

Job Summary: 

In alignment with CMSD’s mission, vision, and values, the Museum Studies Intern will have the opportunity to put classroom knowledge to use while working with a creative team in a non-profit organization that fosters hands-on, inquiry-based learning.

Essential Functions: 

The internship will provide exposure in multiple areas of the children’s museum including operations, guest services, exhibits, marketing, programming, and event planning.  Specific functions include:

  • Gaining insight into the operations of a children’s museum
  • Interacting with guests on the museum floor
  • Assisting in the implementation of special events
  • Assisting with scheduled programming activities
  • Gaining exposure to educational planning and programming including museum research and evaluative functions
  • Gaining exposure to exhibit maintenance, design, and fabrication
  • Maintaining a clean and safe environment


  • Student currently attending college or graduate school in a related field of study
  • Recognizes that children naturally learn through play
  • Views children as capable and competent
  • Communicates effectively and interacts genuinely with people of all backgrounds and abilities
  • Shows initiative and is able to meet deadlines with attention to details
  • Works independently or cooperatively as a team
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, high traffic, public environment
  • Understands and shows commitment to the mission, vision, and values of CMSD

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume, three professional references and availability to:
Children’s Museum of South Dakota
521 4th Street
Brookings, SD 57006

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota is committed to a diverse workplace and offers a competitive wage. EOE

For Fall Internship: Apply by July 1st for full consideration.
For Spring Internship: Apply by November 1st for full consideration.
For Summer Internship: Apply by March 15th for full consideration.