The SAC Aerospace Museum Internship Program is dedicated to assisting students with their educational and professional aspirations. The Internship Program’s mission is to foster an environment where interns can participate in professional-grade projects, providing real-world experience relevant to their degrees, while celebrating the museum’s heritage and engaging the community in the exploration of innovation and technology. Our internships offer hands-on learning opportunities for students to explore a museum environment while working directly with staff on special research projects, exhibitions, programming, and daily operations.
The Museum’s Internship Program provides an array of experiences and opportunities for students seeking internships during the spring, summer, and fall semesters. Both individual and project-based internships are available. Our project-based internships provide a collaborative, multi-student project experience. Individual internships are developed on an “as needed” basis.
Interns have a variety of placement options to choose from, including Administration, Marketing & Public Relations, Development, Education, Curatorial, and Restoration. Internships culminate with a presentation to the senior staff administrators. Interns will recap their experiences and contributions to the museum’s heritage, preservation of artifacts, and engagement of the community in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Availability of placement options vary each semester.
The internship program encourages promising students from a broad range of majors and academic disciplines to participate. Relevant majors include museum studies, museum education, museology, earth and planetary studies, aviation, space science, aircraft restoration and preservation, design, architecture and engineering, interactive media, graphic design, photography, journalism, archives, development, budget and finance, public affairs, administration, non-profit management, education, history, and science and library disciplines to apply. Students are not required to have a background or experience in museums or aviation to apply.
Internship-based Volunteering Options:
Students unable to meet the qualifications or availability for internships may pursue special internship-based volunteering opportunities at the Museum. These specific internship-based volunteer opportunities are structured to provide experiences that will prepare students to qualify for future internships with the Museum. These volunteering options have limited hours and limited scopes of work that allow students to build up their skillsets and learn about the Museum. For more information regarding special internship-based volunteering opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The museum provides both paid and unpaid internships. Paid internships are reserved for students with advanced coursework in their relevant field. Students may start in unpaid internships and gain experience that would qualify them for a transition into a paid internship. Based on performance, funding, and museum needs, internships may evolve into part-time and full-time paid positions.
To apply for an internship, please submit the following to the contact listed below.
- Cover letter
- Résumé (please indicate the semester which you are seeking acceptance)
- 3 academic and/or professional references
- Depending on the internship, 2 writing, design, or project samples illustrating your talents and/or passions may be requested (this may include academic/professional assignments)
When submitting your application materials, include the internship title and semester in the subject line. Submit all attachments as PDF files. Interviews will only be schedule if application materials have been submitted and approved. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive and early acceptance into the program can be granted prior to the internship deadline.
Send application materials to: email@example.com, or mail to:
No calls please.