Children’s Museum Internships

The Children’s Museum offers internship opportunities throughout the year!

College Students and Recent Graduates:

If you are a college student or recent graduate seeking a program that will utilize your interests and skills, then the Children’s Museum is the place for you! Here we will give you a chance to gain valuable experience in several areas in the non-profit industry.

Internships are available in all of our departments, so that you have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of areas:

In-person volunteering and internships at the Children’s Museum has been temporarily suspended as we continue to limit the number of people in the Museum space. Onboarding and trainings will be scheduled once volunteers are permitted to return. Thank you!

Art Studio

The art studio is a section of the museum that allows children to express their creativity and develop motor skills while making art projects to take home. The intern will work closely with the art studio coordinator on special projects and in workshops.

Book Bank

Are you interested in community outreach and engagement? Help as a Book Bank Intern to sort, label, and shelve books, and help with Book Buggy deliveries and community outreach increasing literacy in children in the Richmond area.


The development department is responsible for fundraising for the museum’s annual fund and scholarship fund. The intern will assist the annual fund coordinator with fundraising projects, donor relationships, and administrative duties.


The education department is responsible for planning the classes and educational programs that the museum offers. The intern will assist the education coordinator with daily management of school field trips, camps, and other related programs and projects within the department.

Graphic Design

The graphics department is responsible for protecting the Children’s Museum brand by producing print and web materials in keeping with the Children’s Museum’s visual identity. The intern will create printed materials and website graphics.


The photography intern will take and edit photos for use by the graphics department.


  • Student at a college/university, graduate student, or recent college graduate.
  • Must be responsible and able to multitask.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Must be comfortable with being responsible for a broad variety of tasks and must work well with others. Must be a team player.
  • Must have a basic knowledge of computers and various applications.
  • Must be dependable and flexible with a dynamic, outgoing, and energetic personality.

Hours are flexible based on the intern’s availability and vary between 10-20 hours a week or as required by your college. Internships for credit must meet the college’s requirements.