The Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC), a nonprofit environmental education organization, is dedicated to educating children and adults in the New York metropolitan area, protecting and preserving Alley Pond Park, open spaces and waterbodies, and advocating for sustainable environmental policies and practices.
Our nature trails traverse ponds, salt marshes, forests and meadows where visitors will see shore birds, migrating flocks, and a variety of small animals. Or, visitors can attend one of APEC’s many environmentally-informed programs for children and adults. Please explore our website to learn more.
APEC is dedicated to establishing awareness, understanding and appreciation of the environment and to preserving nature in an urban setting. The building is open 7 days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for major holidays. Please check the calendar for closures. Walking trails are open from dawn to dusk, year ‘round. Parking and entrance to the building and grounds is free.
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Students Internship Programs (High School) at Alley Pond Environmental Center
High School Field Biology Internship for Students in Sophomores and Juniors & High School Senior Independent Internship for Seniors
The Students internship programs introduce students to environmental field studies. Students learn how to conduct practical filed research through examination of water, soil, and air quality, and biodiversity.
Students will gain confidence in scientific inquiry and learn the basics of research techniques and species identification as we explore and understand the 635 + acres of Alley Pond Park. Having taken Living Environment before attending this internship is a bonus, but not required.
Applicant Students must submit a completed Field Biology Internship Application.
Costs and Materials
The syllabus is full of many interesting topics that scientists encounter in their studies of the environment. From air and water quality to ecosystem biodiversity, students will experience new challenges each class. Every year new topics are added and expanded. Past classes have focused on Estuary Fauna, Pond Scum, GPS and Orienteering, Water, Soil and Air Testing and Biodiversity.
Call Field Biology Internship educator Kimesha Reid Grant at 718-229-4000 ext. 202 for this year’s syllabus and more information.
Costs and Materials
The Students internships are FREE, and are underwritten by The New York City Environmental Fund. Each student will receive a FREE field notebook, Field Guides and Dichotomous Keys.
Depending on the syllabus for each semester, students will use a variety of field materials such as:
|Binoculars (Students Program)|
|Magnifying Glasses (Students Program)|
|Field Guides (Students Program)|
|Field Books (Students Program)|
|Dichotomous Keys (Students Program)|
|Sampling Nets (Students Program)|
|Seine Nets (Students Program)|
|Weather Station (Students Program)|
|Water Testing Supplies (Students Program)|
|Soil Testing Supplies (Students Program)|
|Air Quality Testing Supplies (Students Program)|
|Compass (Students Program)|
|GPS (Students Program)|
|Refractometer (Students Program)|
|Clinometers (Students Program)|
The Senior Independent Internships
Students must be High School seniors
Seniors and Students who are interested in the Senior Independent Internship can contact us for information on setting-up a program that interests them.
Applications by Students must be submitted by the dates listed above, under Semester Details. Please call well in advance of these deadlines, to ensure enough time to develop your program.
Most of our sessions will begin at the Padavan Pavilion, the Outdoor Classroom at APEC. After a discussion on the topic and materials for that week, we venture out into the park to further explore the day’s subject in a more hands-on manner.
Students should come to class dressed according to the weather (ex. boots, rain gear, gloves, winter coats), since we are almost always outside for the full three-hour class. It is suggested that you bring a change of shoes and socks, along with insect repellent and sunscreen. Other than these few things, students are only required to bring a pencil or pen to most classes.
Students who apply and participate in our program study at public and private high schools from all over New York City and Long Island.
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Teacher Workshops at Alley Pond Environmental Center
All of the courses below are adaptable for teachers in grades K – 12
If there is a topic that you prefer, the Education Department can customize a program for you.
Fees vary. Please contact the Education Department to discuss your needs! (718) 229-4000.
Mammals And Their Young
This course focuses on mammalian reproduction. Teachers will examine this vertebrate animal group to explore developmental differences and similarities among the bearing and rearing of mammals and sub groups of mammals; marsupials and monotremes. Each group will be classified by their unique characteristics and basic life functions through inquiry-based methods. Participants will incorporate this life science information into the science curriculum to meet NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.
Natural Adaptations With Seasonal Changes: Autumn To Winter
This course focuses on seasonal changes and the resulting adaptations of plants and animals. An introduction to the seasonal variations of the biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem will be addressed through scientific inquiry. Participants will explore a forest ecosystem and how its associated organisms respond to the changes in the environment. Participants will incorporate this life science information into the science curriculum to meet NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.
Discover Butterflies – Their Life Histories
In this workshop about butterflies, participants will discover ways to integrate the fascinating life history of the butterfly into their science curriculum. Learn how to set up a home for and care for Painted Lady Butterflies in the classroom. A complete package provides teachers with the necessary components for a “butterfly experience” for their students, which meets the NY State Life Science Standards and Assessments.
Discovering Pond Life
This course provides a hands-on close-up look at the natural community of a pond. Participants will be introduced to limnology (study of inland water) and the four habitats of a pond ecosystem. Participants will learn how to enhance pond study through the use of discovery scopes and hand lenses to observe, collect and identify pond specimens. We will discuss the interdependence and interactions of specimens that are collected.
Exploring Estuaries: Endangered Wetlands
Participants will explore the habitats of Alley Creek, Little Neck Bay and Long Island Sound to learn about the various plants and animals that inhabit these estuaries and discuss the concepts of salinity, temperature, nutrients and water flow.
Participants will also learn about the geologic history of local estuaries, their various habitats, and resident organisms. Teachers will practice hands on techniques, concepts and activities to convey the importance of these vital ecosystems. These science concepts meet NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.
Birds In New York City
This hands-on workshop focuses on beginning ornithology: the fascinating world of birds! Through scientific inquiry, find out about birds’ natural history, behavior, courtship, nest building, physical features, food finding and eating.
Participants will begin to learn to identify some common urban birds and the various natural communities (meadow, forest, marsh, and pond) that they inhabit. A demonstration of live birds will be given during the workshop. Participants will focus on how to introduce interesting bird concepts to their students and how to incorporate this life science information into their science curriculum to meet the NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.
Reptiles And Amphibians. The Cold Blooded Ones. Which Is Which?
This course focuses on the life history of reptiles and amphibians. Participants will learn about the characteristics, behaviors and adaptations of reptiles and amphibians within the natural environment.
Participants will be introduced to native reptiles and amphibians, will learn how to use inquiry-based methods to identify and distinguish between them, and will share ways to incorporate these natural science concepts into the classroom to meet NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.
Biodiversity In Alley Pond Park With Focus On Insects
This course is a make-it-take-it live crickets workshop which introduces participants to the concept of biodiversity.
Participants will be introduced to the ecosystems in Alley Pond Park – forest, pond and meadow – which contain a diversity of flora and fauna. Each participant will make a terrarium containing a cricket, to demonstrate the components of an ecosystem. Teachers will be able to use the terrariums to help their students study the natural interactions and interdependencies of crickets and their environment. Participants will incorporate this life science information into their science curriculum to meet NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.
Urban Forest Ecology: Trees
This course focuses on urban forest ecology in Alley Pond Park. Participants will learn about the biotic and abiotic relationships and inter dependencies within the forest ecosystem, the animals that inhabit trees, how to identify local trees and the stratification of an eastern deciduous forest.
Participants will learn about the parts of trees, how to tell the age of trees, and the roles of trees in the forest environment. Each participant will receive and learn to use a dichotomous key to aid in identifying tulip, oak, sassafras, maple and dogwood trees.
This course explores the reasons that plant and animal species become endangered, the consequences of population decline, and what can be done to halt the decline. An introduction to biodiversity and invasive species will be given through inquiry-based methods.
Participants will share ways to incorporate these natural science concepts in their classrooms to meet the NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.
Rain Drops To Drink – Nyc’s Water Supply System
This course focuses on NYC’s water supply system, its watershed and how it works. We will explore the system from raindrops, to mountains, to aqueducts, to pipes, to your faucet, through inquiry-based methods. We will also discuss the benefits of our water supply system and ways to conserve this precious resource – safe, fresh drinking water.
Participants will share ways to incorporate these natural science concepts in their classrooms to meet the NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.
Global Warming And Sustainable Energy
This course focuses on global warming—its causes and how it relates to sustainable energy resources. The consequences of global warming will be explored through inquiry-based methods.
Participants will be introduced to renewable energy resources that are available now. They will share ways to incorporate the climate change concepts in the classroom to meet the NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.
Trash In New York City – Recycle, Reuse, Reduce, Refuse
This course focuses on solid waste—its sources and where it ends up. Participants will learn to identify household products that are recyclable and what resources are used to make them. They will also learn why the 4 R’s are necessary to help our environment through inquiry-based methods.
Participants will be introduced to NYC solid waste issues and remedies to solid waste problems. Participants will share ways to incorporate these issues into the classroom to meet the NY State Learning Standards and Assessments.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Its facilities include its landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Rodin Museum on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. The Museum offers a wide variety of activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films.
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Whether in the galleries or in the classroom, the Museum offers a variety of programs, workshops, resources, and classes for teachers of all subjects and grade levels.
To register for Teacher Workshops and VAST, call the Museum’s Ticket Center at (215) 235-SHOW (7469) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or stop by any Visitor Services Desk during Museum hours, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. There is a service charge of $3.00 ($2.50 for Museum members). There is no service charge for tickets purchased at the Museum.
The Museum is dedicated to creative learning for teachers as well as students. Art ignites curiosity, fosters critical-thinking skills, and presents challenging, interdisciplinary, and engaging learning environments. In an effort to support arts integration in all classrooms, the Museum offers a wide variety of teacher resources and professional development experiences for educators of all subject areas. The Museum is an approved Art 48/continuing professional development provider for both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Check each workshop description to see how many credit hours are available. Reservations must be made in advance for all workshops.
VAST – Visual Arts as Sources for Teaching
Each summer the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Education department offers K–12 teachers of all subject areas the chance to immerse themselves in the Museum’s collections and explore the special nature of art and its use as a classroom resource.
VAST is generously supported by the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation.
We can arrange in-service workshops at the Museum or at your school for you and your colleagues. Request a customized workshop to cover a specific topic that fits your particular needs, or schedule a workshop that demonstrates how ourteaching poster sets can enrich your language arts and math curricula. Schools opting for a teaching poster workshop receive one set for their school.
Cost: At the Museum
$300 for a 2-hour workshop for up to 15 teachers
At Your School
Within 25 miles: $350 for 2 hours $450 for 3 hours for up to 30 teachers
Within 50 miles: $400 for 2 hours
$500 for 3 hours for up to 20 teachers
Within 100 miles: $550 for 2 hours
$650 for 3 hours for up to 30 teachers
For more information, please contact Education: School & Teacher Programs by phone at (215) 684-7580, by fax at (215) 236-4063, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Museum Studies Internship Program
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an art museum located in the heart of New York City. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among nineteen curatorial departments. The MET currently represents in their permanent collection are works of art from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met also maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine, and Islamic art. The museum is also home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes and accessories, and antique weapons and armor from around the world. Several notable interiors, ranging from 1st-century Rome through modern American design, are permanently installed in the Met’s galleries.
The Met currently has a global scope of its collections and extends across the world through a variety of initiatives and programs, including exhibitions, excavations, fellowships, professional exchanges, conservation projects, and traveling works of art.
The Museum offers a variety of programs designed for K–12 educators that explore objects in the Museum’s collections, interdisciplinary curriculum integration, and methods for teaching with objects. Students and teachers may explore the collection with a Museum staff member, who leads discussions and exercises designed to encourage critical thinking in response to original works of art. Tours are appropriate for the group’s grade, level of ability, and subject of interest. Guided tours are offered and recommended for students who are at or above first-grade level and last about an hour.
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Internships for College and Graduate Students
The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in art museums. Based upon their academic training and interests, as well as the availability of projects, interns work in one of the Metropolitan’s departments—curatorial, education, conservation, administration, or library. Most projects require a strong knowledge of art history. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Internships for High School Students are also available.
The Museum offers forty-one paid internships for undergraduate and master’s-degree students each year. Interns are placed in host departments where they work closely with supervisors on special and ongoing projects.
This nine-week internship is awarded each summer to eight college students who are interested in art and museum careers, enjoy working with children, and have an interest in medieval art.
Unpaid internships at the Main Building for college students, graduate students, and recent graduates are available throughout the year on a full- or part-time basis. The number of positions varies according to departmental needs, and opportunities require a minimum of twelve hours per week for at least ten weeks.
Information about program eligibility, deadlines, interviews, notification, housing, and other application-related questions
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Internships for High School Students
Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes at one of the world’s largest and finest art museums?
A paid internship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is your chance to find out. You’ll get the inside scoop on a wide variety of Museum jobs in conservation, education, photography, exhibition design, merchandising, and curatorial areas. You’ll also develop professional skills, visit conservation labs, explore the galleries, and assist an expert in one of the Museum’s departments—valuable experiences to build your résumé. You don’t need prior experience or specific knowledge of art or art history to apply—just an interest in learning about museum careers and great works of art!
The Museum offers internships each fall, spring, and summer. The fall and spring internships are open to students in grades 11 and 12 at a New York City Department of Education Title I high school. (Check Table 2 of the School Allocation Memorandum No. 08, FY 14 for a list of all NYC Department of Education schools and their Title I status. A “1” in the “Title I Status” column indicates a Title I school.) Summer internships are open to students who, on the application date, are enrolled in grades 11 and 12 at any high school in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut tristate area.
To apply, first complete the application form online. Two recommendations, from two different recommenders, are also required; one recommendation must be from a teacher or school administrator. Recommendations must be submitted using the online recommendation form.
Dates to Remember
Spring 2014 Program
- Application available: Now
- Deadline: January 15, 2014
- Program dates: March 5–May 14, 2014, Wednesdays and Fridays, 4:00–6:00 p.m. (no sessions April 14–22), with additional sessions Saturday, March 15 and Saturday, May 3, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Summer 2014 Program
- Application available: February 1, 2014
- Deadline: April 9, 2014
- Program dates: July 7–August 14, 2014, Monday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-650-2330.
Support for High School Internships is provided by Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Schein, Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Fund for High School Internships, The Billy Rose Foundation, Inc., The Merrill G. and Emita E. Hastings Foundation, and gifts in memory
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Come in from the hectic city streets and relax in front of a work of art at the Met. Join other teens in free classes and events that are all about understanding art and exploring the Museum.
Never been to the Met? Come all the time? Either way, join us! Talk with other teens about works of art from around the world.
Be inspired by the Museum’s masterpieces as you create your own. Play with materials in unexpected ways during these classes in the galleries and studios.
Make the Met’s collection yours through interactive events in the galleries.
Experiment with different drawing approaches as you sketch from original works of art in the Museum’s galleries with the guidance of an artist-instructor.
Sitting high on a hill overlooking Greenwich Harbor, the Bruce Museum offers a changing array of exhibitions and educational programs that promote the understanding and appreciation of art and science.
The Bruce Museum has been voted the best museum in Fairfield County for the past five years, a recognition of its growing popularity and efforts to consistently address new subjects of remarkable beauty or great interest with new insights, The Bruce plays an integral role in the cultural life of area residents and attracts approximately 100,000 visitors annually, reaching out to families, seniors, students, the handicapped, at-risk children, and community organizations. The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, presents more than a dozen new exhibitions in art and science every year.
Consistently voted the “Best Museum” by area media, the Bruce Museum is a regionally based, world-class institution highlighting art, science and natural history in more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually. The permanent galleries feature the natural sciences that encompass regional to global perspectives.
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The Bruce Museum regards teachers as a valuable resource for our program development. The Museum’s Education staff strives to provide teachers with quality programs and resource materials. We also look to teachers to enrich and improve our programs through feedback and evaluations.
Free programs that include special tours of new exhibitions, along with presentations of school programs and teacher materials
Trains students to present gallery talks to their peers
Download materials to use in your classroom
Help the Bruce Museum better serve teachers and students
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The Bruce Museum offers many opportunities to get teens involved. The Bruce Museum’s Youth Committee, Youth@Bruce, and the Junior Educator Program give teens a chance to get on-the-job experience in a wide variety of fields.
Junior Educator Program
The Junior Educator Program is a paid after-school program for students entering grades 9 through 12 with a strong interest in science, art, or careers in museums. Junior Educators teach inquiry-based and hands-on afterschool art and science programs at the Bruce Museum for visiting student groups. Participating students have exciting opportunities to:
- Delve into art and science at the Bruce Museum
- Develop and hone their teaching and classroom management skills
- Get career guidance from museum professionals
- Visit museums throughout the Connecticut and New York region
Junior Educators are required to attend all training sessions at the Bruce Museum on selected Monday afternoons during the school year from 3:45-4:45pm. For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Julia Harrington, Museum Educator/Reservations Manager, at email@example.com or (203) 413-6744.
The Bruce Museum Youth Committee is a student-based volunteer group designed to empower area high school students to become active volunteers at the Bruce Museum. Its mission is to elevate the volunteer experience for dedicated high school volunteers by engaging them in learning and managing opportunities that provide the teens with job skills and a visible role in the Bruce Museum. To learn more about our program, visit our website:http://youthbruce.com.
Also visit http://tedxyouthbruce.com for more information on Youth@Bruce TEDx events.
If you would like to join Youth@Bruce, click here to apply online.
For more information regarding volunteer opportunities specifically for youth, contact Mary Ann Lendenmann, Volunteer Program Manager, Phone: 203-413-6746; or by firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth volunteers from the New York School for the Deaf and Youth Committee volunteers collaborated to produce videos in American Sign Language interpreting the museum’s permanent science exhibits. Bruce Museum ASL Project videos are produced by youth volunteers from the New York School for the Deaf and Greenwich High School.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cU6vctu1pog%5D
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2014 – 2015 Zvi Grunberg Resident Internship at the Bruce Museum
Internship position, 35 hours per week, 34 weeks maximum
The Bruce Museum promotes the understanding and appreciation of Art and Science to enrich the lives of all people. The Museum is located in Greenwich, Connecticut, 40 miles east of New York City, just off I-95 and steps away from Metro-North Railroad’s Greenwich station. The Museum features the long-term environmental history exhibition Changes In Our Land, as well as four galleries showcasing fine and decorative arts, costumes, science and ethnology exhibits. The museum holds a permanent collection of natural history, Native American, and archaeological objects, and a growing collection of art of the 19th and 20th centuries.
The internship provides an opportunity to learn about the operation of museums and to gain professional experience. These internships are offered annually through the Education Department.
Internship terms are 34 weeks, mid-September to mid-May, with a stipend of $15,550 with benefits. This is a full-time temporary position, 35 hours per week, for a maximum of 34 weeks. Includes paid: five days vacation, three standard holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day) and four floating holidays, four sick days, and one personal day.
Intern will work with program directors on a variety of projects related to the Museum’s exhibitions and programs.
Interns will be treated as staff members and will assist staff members with routine work as well as special projects.
The intern’s educational background, interests, work experience, and museum department needs with the final goal of implementing and completing a specific project will determine specific duties.
Terms are full-time, 35 hours per week, with two or three segments. Each segment of the internship will focus on one aspect of the museum: education, collections management, curatorial (either arts or sciences), exhibition design, public relations, development, and/or administration.
Segment assignments are determined by the Museum’s Executive Director and professional staff.
The internship is open to applicants who have completed at least an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the internship. Candidates with training in science, education, art history, fine arts, as well as other fields including business, communications, law, and other areas of the humanities that may be useful to the museum, are eligible. Familiarity with office procedures, computer skills are necessary.
For information contact the Director of Education, 203-413-6740
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The following items are to be included in the application (incomplete applications cannot be considered).
- A personal statement indicating how this internship fits in with your preparation, experience, and goals. Essay should not exceed 500 words, or two double-space typed pages.
- A resume or curriculum vitae with phone and email contacts listed.
- Two letters of recommendation, one should be from Department Chair or Academic Advisor if possible. Letters should be sent directly by recommenders.
- Undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all colleges, universities, and professional schools previously attended.
The Intern Selection Committee of the Education Committee will review applications. A small group of applicants will be invited for final interviews. All applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision by Memorial Day weekend.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:
The 2013-2014 post has been filled. Applications for the 2014-2015 Zvi Grunberg Resident Internship will be accepted beginning in January of 2014. The final application deadline is APRIL 11, 2014.
Submit all material to:
Zvi Grunberg Resident Internship Program
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830-7157
Bruce Museum Career Internships
Internship position, Schedule varies
Career Internships are available for college and university students, are unpaid and are usually taken for credit. Non-credit applications are accepted for those wanting to gain experience.
Applications for the Fall Semester (September-December) are due by August 1.
Applications for the Spring Semester (January-May) are due by December 1.
Applications for Summer posts are accepted beginning in January of each year and are due by April 1.
Students applying to the Bruce Museum should submit the following information:
- Career Internship application. (Click on link for PDF form.)
- Letter indicating how this internship at the Bruce Museum fits in with the student’s preparation, experience and goals and the college department granting the credit.
- A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who will act as the student’s sponsor. This should be sent directly by the faculty member. The sponsor acts as the administrator/facilitator any for college/university procedures required for the student to earn credit.
Students will be contacted in advance of the commencement of their academic term. The number of individuals who will be able to participate during any one term will be limited.
Guidelines for Student Interns
The Museum suggests 120 hours of time per semester. However, this will vary according to the college requirements of each intern and the number of credit hours the college will allow the intern to earn.
Each student will be assigned to a Museum staff member whose expertise corresponds to the special interest indicated in the student’s letter and application. Activities designed for college credit will be an accurate reflection of the normal daily work of the museum professional in the student’s area of special interest.
At the end of the internship period, a Museum Intern Evaluation form will be completed by the staff supervisor(s). A copy of this evaluation will remain on file at the Museum and a copy will be forwarded to you and/or your faculty sponsor. If the student’s college has similar forms or requests a report from the museum staff, the student must supply the appropriate forms or information well before the end of the internship period.
An Exit Interview form will be completed by the intern in order to evaluate the internship experience, and submitted to the Director of Education. This form is kept on file at the Museum.
No student will be paid for any work performed for college credit, and the Museum is not in the position to offer employment to interns upon completion of the academic term. Housing will not be available.
The areas of internship programs available at the Bruce Museum are (click to open):
Museum Administration/Development – available in the following departments:
Curatorial – available in the following areas:
Complete descriptions further details are available from the Education Department. Please contact the Director of Education: (203) 413-6740 firstname.lastname@example.org
Museum Education Intern
Internship position, Available during the academic year September – June
Applications for the Sept – December semester are due by August 1st.
Applications for the Januray – April semester are due by December 1st.
A summer postion may be available, please contact the Director of Education for information.
The Bruce Museum Education Internship program is designed for university or college students seeking to gain hands-on experience in a museum education setting. This internship is available during the academic year, September – June. A minimum of 120 hours is required and compensation is $9.00 per hour to a maximum of 150 hours per semester. The exact details of the schedule will be worked out with the individual as the internship begins.
This internship will focus on museum education in an art and science museum. The intern will be working primarily with the Manager of School Services and the Manager of Outreach Education on a variety of projects related to the Museum’s education programs. The intern will experience all aspects of museum education including: teaching from the object, working with a variety of age groups, developing and conducting classes at the Museum and through the Museum’s outreach program – the Brucemobile.
Specific duties include: preparing materials for classes; interacting with visitors and groups through educational and instructional activities and tours; and developing curriculum and educational programs for various exhibitions.
Experience in the following areas is preferred: museum education experience; experience supervising children; teaching experience; good written communication skills; public speaking skills; background in educational theory and practice; computer skills, word-processing; and basic office skills.
The Bruce Museum is a small institution and all staff members, as well as interns, are often called on to do any number of things such as assisting with public programs, basic office work, mailings, etc.
The internship will provide an introduction to standard museum practice and provide a hands-on experience in museum work. At the end of the internship period, the staff supervisor(s) will complete a Museum Intern Evaluation form. A copy of this evaluation will remain on file in the museum and copy will be forwarded to the intern and/or the faculty advisor. If the intern is seeking college credit and the college has similar forms or requests a report from the museum staff, the appropriate forms or information must be supplied well before the end of the internship period. Finally, the intern will complete an Exit Interview form evaluating the intern’s experience, which is to be submitted to the Director of Education and kept on file at the museum.
Application Deadlines: Fall semester – August 1st. Spring/Winter semester – December 1st.
Education Internships are available only during the academic year, September – June, however a summer position may be available, contact Director of Education for more information.
Please include application form (click on link), current resume, and letter of interest.
Museum Education Internship
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830-7100
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Now in its 134th season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra gave its inaugural concert on October 22, 1881, and has continued to uphold the vision of its founder, the businessman, philanthropist, Civil War veteran, and amateur musician Henry Lee Higginson, for well over a century. The Boston Symphony Orchestra has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, South America, and China; in addition, it reaches audiences numbering in the millions through its performances on radio, television, and recordings.
The BSO’S 2013-14 Season continues the orchestra’s extraordinary 132-year tradition of presenting the very best of the classical music world by spotlighting the virtuosic talents of BSO Musicians along with an internationally acclaimed roster of conductors and guest soloists.
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BSO Youth Concerts
The BSO’s Youth Concerts provide an engaging, age-appropriate, and educational orchestral concert experience of the highest quality. Geared toward students in grades 4-6, these concerts act as an introduction to the full orchestra experience, encouraging long-term ownership of orchestral music and the BSO, and delivering positive character development messages through each performance led by Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins.
BSO Classroom Connections Program
The BSO Classroom Connections Program provides elementary school students with high quality musical performances that offer participating students the opportunity to engage with a range of BSO musicians who the students see onstage during a BSO Youth Concert at Symphony Hall.
BSO High School Mentorships Program
Taking the form of a sectional coaching or a master class, these high quality instructional sessions allow students and the musician to work together in an environment of mutual respect and mentorship. The program is designed to create meaningful interactive experiences for the students and musician.
BSO Educators’ Advisory Council
The Educators’ Advisory Council is a group of classroom music educators and fine arts administrators drawn from the greater Boston area.
BSO High School Open Rehearsals
The BSO’s High School Open Rehearsals program offers students in grades 8-12 an opportunity to observe first-hand the rehearsal experience of a professional orchestra, building their relationship with and ownership of the BSO and orchestral music, and leaving the experience with a greater understanding of the professional rehearsal process.
Symposium Series for Educators
The Symposium Series for Music Educators serves as a resource for music educators from around the Greater Boston Area, offering the opportunity to learn instrumental methods and techniques from BSO musicians in a focused workshop setting.
Conducting Workshop with Maestro Thomas Wilkins
The BSO’s Conducting Workshop with Thomas Wilkins serves as a resource for music educators from around the Greater Boston Area, offering the opportunity to learn conducting methods and techniques from Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins in a focused workshop setting.
Education Resource Centers
Education Resource Centers are Located in Boston and the Berkshires. Download Lesson Plans and Curriculum Kits.
Leading foundation support for the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s education programs is provided by the MetLife Foundation, with additional grants from over thirty private and public foundations.
Operating year round, Bay Street Theatre is a not-for-profit regional theater presenting new, classic and contemporary works, with a commitment to challenging and entertaining our diverse community. This commitment extends to innovative educational programs that highlight the power of live theater. It is our mission to be an artistic haven for an extended family of artists and audience, while continuing to provide a gathering place to share in the unique collective theatrical experience.
Many of the productions that premiered or were developed at Bay Street have moved to Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally and abroad, including NOBODY DON’T LIKE YOGI, HEDDA GABLER, LOVE JANIS, IF LOVE WERE ALL, FULL GALLOP, SWINGTIME CANTEEN and THREE HOTELS. Now in its 19th Season, Bay Street is considered ” …one of the Country’s pre-eminent regional theatres” ( CBS Sunday Morning ) and “…in the same league with the best major regional and Off-Broadway theatres.” ( Newsday )
In addition to the Mainstage productions, the variety of year-round programs at Bay Street include The Comedy Club, The Workshops, Special Events, and Educational Outreach Initiatives including Literature Live!, a Summer College Internship Program, Theatre Workshops and Kids Theatre Camps and Classes.
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BAY STREET’S SUMMER INTERSHIP PROGRAM
Bay Street’s interns experience first hand the workings of an active professional theater, garnering invaluable work skills in the various aspects of technical production. Actively working with trade professionals in the rehearsal and production process, interns directly explore their own suitability to the demands and rewards of a life in the theater.
Interns receive hands-on training in an extensive range of theatre skills through a rigorous schedule of production work. While working in various production capacities throughout the season, interns are encouraged to focus their internship in particular fields of interest (e.g. Lighting, Scenic Construction and Painting, Costumes, Sound, Company Management, Stage Management, Administrative and Box Office). Interns may also assist designers and/or department heads. During performances, interns may also participate backstage as running crew.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to qualify, and must be motivated individuals with a strong respect for the collaborative nature of theater. Length of internship will vary individually depending on availability; interns may begin as early as May 1, and may be needed through mid September.
Applicants may submit resume, 3 refernces and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shared housing will be provided within close proximity to the theater; however a vehicle is recommended. Along with housing, you will be paid a stipend of $100/ week.
Costume Construction/Stitcher: 2 positions
Assist with construction and alteration of costumes for 3 shows. Must have basic theatrical sewing skills. Responsible for wardrobe or running crew on all shows and maintaining current show costumes.
Wardrobe Supervisor: 1 position
Assigned to most shows and sometimes an entire season. Sometimes assigned to a designer as his/her assistant in New York to help prep the show for its arrival in Sag Harbor. Oversee the running of a show or season, freeing other personnel to work on additional projects. Ability to get along with shop staff as well as the actors is a must. Strong sewing skills needed, as this person is often handling the show alone.
Lighting/Electrics: 3 positions
Assist in lighting hang, strike, circuiting, and focus. Responsible for running shows (board operation or running crew). Maintain current show and lighting inventory. Must have basic knowledge of electricity and be familiar with theatrical lighting instruments.
Sound: 1 position
Assist in system installation, clear-com and monitor system hook ups. Running board and maintaining current show. Must have basic understanding of sound boards, amps, EQ’s, effects, etc.
Scenic Carpentry: 2 positions
Assist in the set construction of 3 shows, load-ins, and strikes. Must have an understanding of power tools and good carpentry skills. All shows are built in-house. No running crew responsibilities. Must have a vehicle.
Scenic Artist: 2 positions
Assist the charge painter with all scenery and prop painting and maintain current show. No running crew responsibilities. Must have good layout and faux scenic skills.
Props: 1 position
Assist Props Director in the creation, procuring and maintenance of all props for each show. Includes running crew duties.
Company Manager Assistant: 1 position
Aid the company manager in scheduling and coordinating all artists’ housing and travel. Help accommodate any and all artist’s questions and requests throughout their engagement. Facilitate company meals on matinee and tech days. Assist with the management of all artists hospitality, stock and maintain green room and dressing rooms, plus miscellaneous production and administrative duties. Also required to work on running crews.
Master Carpenter: 1 position
Assist the technical director overseeing construction, load-in, and strike of 3 sets. Build with and run carpentry crew of 2-3 people. Must have excellent carpentry and management skills. Maintain shop supplies and calculate materials needed. No running crew responsibilities. This is a salaried position.
Stage Management: 2-3 positions
Assist the stage manager in setting up, cleaning and maintaining the rehearsal studio. Running errands, coordinating with designers, director and stage manager, overseeing and supervising the running crew. Setting up back stage wings and prop tables, maintenance and care of props. Must have stage manager experience. All shows are rehearsed in NYC, must have your own housing in New York, but housing provided during the run in Sag Harbor.
Administrative/Development Assistant: 1 position
Assist in all office and administrative matters, particularly development. Duties include, but are not limited to: mailings, filing, copying, answering phones, running errands, processing contracts, data entry and assistance with special events. May also have running crew duties.
Marketing Assistant: 1 position
Assist Director of Marketing and Public Relations with all marketing, advertising, publicity and public relations projects. Help create advertising, posters, postcards, flyers and distribute, posting on websites and social media, coordinating Playbill bios and all other copy changes and approvals prior to printing. Coordinate approvals on all collateral and press releases with Director of Marketing. Proofreading skills and copywriting perferred. Quark or InDesign and Photoshop experience helpful; general computer and typing skills required. May also assist with general errands, copying, filing, special events, etc. May also have running crew duties.
Box Office: 1 position
Assist in Box Office, including tickets sales, data entry, copying and filing. May also have running crew duties.
TO SPONSOR AN INTERN, PLEASE CALL THE DEVELOPMENT OFFICE AT 631-725-0818.
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition.
The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world’s cultures.
The Education Department creates learning opportunities for learners of all ages, from preschoolers to seniors, at the Museum, at home, in school, and in the community.
Educator & Teacher Programs
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CLASSES, SEMINARS, AND WORKSHOPS
Workshops in this series focus on providing teachers with tools to deepen science content and make connections to Common Core reading and writing standards.
EDUCATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Opportunities for teachers at the Museum.
EDUCATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Exhibition openings with curator introductions and relevant resources.
COURSE, EDUCATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Seminars on Science offers a series of fully online professional development courses.
EDUCATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Program designed to support NYC middle school student investigations.
EDUCATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
In each of these courses, teachers will spend time reading, reflecting and interacting in an online environment, but will also spend some time at AMNH doing hands-on work.
CLASSES, SEMINARS, AND WORKSHOPS
Programs available for graduate credit, offering in partnership with NYC universities and colleges.
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Internships for museum, science, social science, and education professionals.
A unique and challenging summer employment experience for young adults ages 18-21.
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Courses for NYC high school students interested in the sciences.
Interact with Museum visitors as a high-school intern in the exhibition halls.
The Young Naturalist Awards is a research-based science competition for students in grades 7-12 to promote participation and communication in science.
A youth-led organization that uses technology to inspire, connect and educate people worldwide about environmental issues.
In-depth scientific research training for high school students.
NYC high school students are invited to explore their future!