All Work and No Play? Not so at CMEC!

Looking for an internship that will give you hands-on, real-world experience as an educator? Love to create engaging and “edu-taining” learning moments for children? Want to go "behind-the-scenes" at the Museum to discover how all the magic happens? If so, the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire might have the perfect opportunity for you! CMEC offers semester-long internships in a variety of emphases. All interns are schooled in “play-ology”—the study of why play is significant for child development—and given the chance to flex their educational muscles while interacting with Museum guests, kids and grown-ups alike!

We offer spring, summer and fall internship opportunities, and we can be flexible-- we'll work around your course schedule! Though the internships are currently unpaid, you'll be rewarded with course credit, service learning hours, an amazing interactive internship to add to your CV or resume, and the joy of helping kiddos learn through play.

Available internships include:

  • Play-ology (education)
  • Interpretation (theatre)
  • Programs (curriculum)
  • Research
  • Special Events
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Marketing & Design

Regardless of emphases, each internship will give you experience both on-the-floor and behind-the-scenes at the Children's Museum. In most cases, you'll also be assigned a special project or series of projects that you'll be able to utilize in your career portfolio.

Internship Minimum Requirements

  • College Sophomore, Junior or Senior OR the equivalent in relevant field experience
  • Team player with a strong commitment to hands-on learning and child-directed play
  • 2 Strong Recommendations (personal & professional)

Ready to Apply?

Whether you're ready to get the ball rolling or simply need more information, please contact our Director of Programs & Events by sending an e-mail to Attach your one-page resume. In the subject line, please indicate "CMEC Internship" along with your preferred emphases. Jacqueline should get back to you within a week.

We can't wait to meet you!

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