Providence Children's Museum - Internships and Work Study

Providence Children’s Museum interns learn from Museum professionals while working in all areas of the Museum.  The Museum is seeking interns who are interested in children and the ways they learn and who may be interested in careers in museums or similar organizations. Interns work on specific projects, depending on the Museum's needs and their individual strengths and interests. As they become familiar with Museum operations, interns may have opportunities to explore other areas of interest.

The ideal intern is well-organized, responsible, friendly, flexible, independent, cooperative and creative.

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Education Interns gain experience in museum education by:

  • Interacting with children and their caregivers in hands-on exhibits and programs to encourage play and exploration
  • Responding appropriately to a variety of visitor learning styles
  • Using exhibit and program content in an effective manner to stimulate individual learning
  • Assisting education department as needed with program delivery, research, development, maintenance and evaluation

Exhibit Research

Exhibit Research Interns gain experience in museum exhibit development and design by:

  • Researching and developing concepts and materials to encourage play and exploration in the Museum's exhibits
  • Compiling information on current Museum exhibits
  • Assisting with evaluation of Museum exhibits

Graphic Design

Graphic Design Interns assist the Graphic Designer with the production of graphic materials, including:

  • Layout of graphic materials
  • Prepress preparation of materials
  • Working with Museum's exhibits team on exhibit fabrication as needed
  • Special Events

    Special Events Interns assist the Events Manager in producing fundraising events by:

    • Producing pre- and post-event correspondence, making follow-up phone calls, producing reports, and organizing and assisting with day-of-event logistics
    • Soliciting, recording and acknowledging in-kind contributions
    • Providing additional assistance to the Development department as needed

    • Benefits of interning include:

      • Opportunities to interact with Museum staff
      • Training and professional development
      • Academic credit
      • Letter of reference or confirmation of hours
      • Invitation to regular volunteer and staff events
      • Discount on Museum merchandise

      For more information about internship opportunities, contact Maureen Bishop at or (401) 273-5437 ext. 107.