Internships at Whitaker Center
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts offers for credit educational opportunities for college students in a number of focus areas. College interns will engage in different facets of not-for-profit operations and benefit from personal training and real-life experience. They will take the skills they learned in the classroom and apply them throughout Whitaker Center. All Whitaker Center internships are part-time, credit-only, unpaid internships.
Available Internship Opportunities
Discover the financial requirements of a non-profit arts and science organization and gain an understanding of the financial operations of a small business. Assist the department in its general ledger activities and accounts payable/receivable.
Supports the Marketing Department by effectively and efficiently promoting Whitaker Center to the public and media. Emphasis will be based on strengthening media relations with local and extended media outlets - executed through various daily and long-term assignments: tracking weekly media coverage; assisting with media previews, coordinating of film/exhibit premiere days; general proof reading; assisting with draft and distribution of press releases; supporting promotion initiatives through research; clerical and messenger duties as needed.
Supports the Marketing Department in designing collateral, ads, and signage. Emphasis will be based on designing professional materials that will clearly explain, enhance and promote the image of Whitaker Center. The position will allow interns the opportunity to assist with projects from start to finish, as well as join long-term projects.
Membership and donor support requiring good computer and customer service skills. Administrative office and special events support. Data entry, tracking donors and fundraising prospects as needed.
The Education Department at Whitaker Center offers internships in the following areas: Education Intern, and Educational Program Development. Both programs offer an inside look at developing educational programs within a non-traditional learning environment.
Interns will assist in the daily department business and in the maintenance of exhibits and lighting in Harsco Science Center.
Human Resources Department
Interns will conduct employee search activity, develop position descriptions, assist with and perform new hire orientations, prepare benefit packages and assist with daily Human Resources administrative duties.
Opportunity to assist IT department personnel in general operations including computer maintenance, installations of software programs, and help desk troubleshooting. This internship is designed to give the student an overall understanding of the IT operations of a small business.
Gain knowledge of a non-profit arts and science organization and gain an understanding of what it takes to help manage the office operations of Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. Main duties include assisting the Benefits and Office Coordinator at the receptionist desk, as well as help with other various office projects.
Public Programs Intern
Interns have the opportunity to assist in the development and implementation of educational materials to be included in Big Science Theatre and WOW (Whitaker On Wheels) Programs.
Theater Tech Intern
Assist in changing over the stage of Sunoco Performance Theater, help implement both lighting and sound designs for events and assists in routine theater maintenance and administrative support.
Visual Arts Intern
Assist in execution and maintenance of temporary and permanent exhibits related to Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts visual arts program and Harsco Science Center.
Volunteer Management Intern
Coordinate day to day activities and records of volunteer program. Assist in recognition program development, as well as developing and implementing new recruitment techniques to fill open volunteer positions.
Applications & Inquiries
To apply for an internship, send your resume and cover letter to the contact below. For a detailed position description of internships, contact the Volunteer and Internship Coordinator.
Volunteer and Membership Coordinator
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
225 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
717/724-3857 or email here