Internship Opportunity | MOHAI School & Family Programs Internship


Department: Education

Education Contact: Education & Youth Programs Manager, Sondra Snyder

Internship Contact: Sr. Manager, Human Resources & Operations, Ethelyn Abellanosa

Internship Overview
MOHAI interns serve tens of thousands of youth each year through camps, outreach, family programs, fieldtrips, and special events. As an Education Department intern, you will get a behind the scenes look at the inner workings of MOHAI’s Education and Youth Programs Department and will gain hands-on experience working with students in a museum setting. Though most of your time will be spent leading students on scavenger hunts in the galleries, interns also help maintain program materials, run activity stations during special events, and have the opportunity to work on personal projects in an area of their interest. MOHAI’s past interns have cited the skills and resources they’ve gained in this internship as instrumental in achieving employment at MOHAI, the Museum of Flight, the Woodland Park Zoo, and other institutions. To learn more about MOHAI’s youth and family offerings, click here!


  • Assist with school-group entry, introductions, and activity rotations
  • Facilitate scavenger hunts and object-based inquiry with visiting school groups
  • Monitor galleries and assist students and visitors with way finding and other questions
  • Set-up and take-down of school and family program materials
  • Engage youth and families in activities during Free First Thursdays, Maker Days, and special events
  • Maintain, clean, and restock Exploration Backpacks, Portable Museums, and field trip materials
  • Familiarize yourself with Seattle history and museum pedagogy through gallery exploration and readings
  • Work with MOHAI staff to identify and complete a personal project in an area of your choice
  • Other duties as assigned

To learn more and apply click here!