Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

Explore the non-paid internship opportunities for students interested in completing internship credit hours through their institution.

We offer several non-paid internship opportunities for those students interested in completing internship credit hours through their institution. Below are brief descriptions of available internships. For all our internships, interns must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program related to the internship and must be able to receive credit for the internship through their institution.

 

 

 

 

 

Collections Department

Collections Storage Renovation Project Intern

The Collections department at the Rochester Museum & Science Center would like to host students looking to acquire a variety of skills in collections management. Storage renovation interns will work closely with the Collections Manager and Collections Planning Specialist to clean, re-house, move, and document a wide range of collections objects such as zoological specimens, ethnological objects, household textiles, paintings and industrial technology collections. Exact internship duties may change based on day-to-day operations, as well as the interest and competencies of the intern. Individuals with a background in museum studies, history, natural sciences, anthropology, archaeology, paleontology, geology, and library sciences preferred, but not required. Successful applications will gain skills in areas such as object identification, object handling and basic cleaning, data compilation, collection documentation, and overall collections management.

Hours

Hours and schedule are subject to the availability of the intern, but a minimum time commitment of 10 hours per week for the duration of the semester is preferred. After the time commitment is determined, the Collections Registrar and intern will find a suitable weekly schedule (i.e. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9am to 1pm, OR 1pm to 5pm).

To Apply

Send a (1) resume and (2) cover letter addressed to Elizabeth Pietrzykowski, Registrar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Questions? Please call 585.271.4332 x383.

Collections Database Consolidation Project (Records Intern)

The Collections department at the Rochester Museum & Science Center would like to host students looking to acquire a variety of skills in collections data management. Database consolidation interns will work closely with the Registrar to reconcile catalogue and accession record numbers in the Archaeology collections. Exact internship duties may change based on day-to-day operations, as well as the interest and competencies of the intern. Individuals with a background in museum studies, history, anthropology, archaeology, and library sciences preferred, but not required. Successful applications will gain skills in areas such as data cleanup and reconciliation, accession assignment, data organization, and primary source research.

Hours:

Hours and schedule are subject to the availability of the intern, but a minimum time commitment of 10 hours per week for the duration of the semester is preferred. After the time commitment is determined, the Collections Registrar and intern will find a suitable weekly schedule (i.e. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9am to 1pm, OR 1pm to 5pm).

To Apply

Send a (1) resume and (2) cover letter addressed to Elizabeth Pietrzykowski, Registrar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Questions? Please call 585.271.4332 x383.

Collections Database Consolidation Project (Digitization Intern)

The Collections department at the Rochester Museum & Science Center would like to host students looking to acquire a variety of skills in collections data management. Database consolidation interns will work closely with the Registrar to digitize primary file records for upload into a collections management database. Exact internship duties may change based on day-to-day operations, as well as the interest and competencies of the intern. Individuals with a background in museum studies, history, anthropology, archaeology, information technology, and library sciences preferred, but not required. Successful applications will gain skills in areas such as record scanning, digital file editing, data migration, and database management.

Hours

Hours and schedule are subject to the availability of the intern, but a minimum time commitment of 10 hours per week for the duration of the semester is preferred. After the time commitment is determined, the Collections Registrar and intern will find a suitable weekly schedule (i.e. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9am to 1pm, OR 1pm to 5pm).

To Apply

Send a (1) resume and (2) cover letter addressed to Elizabeth Pietrzykowski, Registrar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Questions? Please call 585.271.4332 x383.

Patricia Black Collection Archival Intern

The Collections department at the Rochester Museum & Science Center would like to host students looking to acquire skills in archival management. Archival interns will work closely with the Registrar and a Consultant Archivist to re-house, organize, and document the Patricia Black archival collection based on current archival standards. The Patricia Black collection is a unique archive that consists of documentation, ephemera, and some physical objects relating to the life of Patricia Black and her father Pilgrim Black, African American migrants from Sanford, Florida to Wayne County, New York.

Individuals with a background in museum studies, history, and library sciences preferred. Successful applications will gain skills in areas of standard archival practice including archives re-housing, organization, and documentation, finding aid creation, document digitization, and basic object handling.

Hours

Hours and schedule are subject to the availability of the intern, but a minimum time commitment of 10 hours per week for the duration of at least one semester is preferred. After the time commitment is determined, the Collections Registrar and intern will find a suitable weekly schedule (i.e. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9am to 1pm, OR 1pm to 5pm).

To Apply

Send a (1) resume and (2) cover letter addressed to Elizabeth Pietrzykowski, Registrar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Questions? Please call 585.271.4332 x383.

 

Advancement Department

Graphic Design Intern

The Advancement department at the Rochester Museum & Science Center would like to host graphic design students looking to acquire graphic design skills as part of for-credit internships through their institutions.  The marketing interns will closely collaborate with the Marketing Communication Manager and Online Marketing Specialist though the exact duties may change and develop according to the interest and competencies of the intern. Interns will collaborate in designing graphic communications for print and web such as logos, social media graphics, banners, flyers and other marketing material, participate in discussions on marketing strategy and other Advancement department projects. This internship will help interns acquire graphic design and marketing skills that will prepare you to enter any marketing-related work environment. 

Hours

Hours and schedule are subject to the availability of the intern, but a time commitment of 12–15 hours per week for the duration of the semester is preferred. After the time commitment is determined, the Advancement team and intern will find a suitable schedule. (i.e. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9am to 1pm OR 1pm to 5pm) 

To Apply

A (1) resume and (2) portfolio with several graphic design samples showcasing the skillset of the applicant should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Marketing Intern

The Advancement department at the Rochester Museum & Science Center would like to host a marketing student looking to acquire marketing and donor research skills as part of a for-credit internship through their institution. The Marketing intern will closely collaborate with the VP, Advancement and Communications Specialist though the exact duties may change and develop according to the interest and competencies of the intern. The internship will include a long-term project to present at the end of the semester.  The intern will be exposed to donor research, survey development, implementation and analysis, marketing campaign development and implementation, and marketing strategy participation. This internship will help acquire graphic design and marketing skills that will prepare the intern enter any marketing-related work environment. 

Hours

Hours and schedule are subject to the availability of the intern, but a time commitment of 15 – 20 hours per week for the duration of the semester is preferred. After the time commitment is determined, the Advancement team and intern will find a suitable schedule. Work schedules may include daily hours (i.e. Daily 9am to 1pm OR 1pm to 5pm) or include select days of the week (i.e. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9am to 2pm. OR Noon to 5pm.) depending on what the intern and team feel is best to provide the best internship experience during the intern’s available time.

To Apply

A (1) resume and (2) cover letter describing the background of applicant and how this internship will be of benefit in their current studies should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Contact Us

Rochester Museum & Science Center

RMSC Internship & Volunteer Coordinator
657 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

585.271.4320 x331

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