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Smithsonian Science for the Classroom Intern - Curriculum, Digital Media, and Communications Division

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Smithsonian Science for the Classroom Intern - Curriculum, Digital Media & Communications

Project Description: Intern will work with the Smithsonian Science for the Classroom curriculum development team to help develop and refine promotional and supplementary materials for our K-8 curriculum products. Interns will learn about major elements of a classroom curriculum including how to synthesize pedagogy and content in existing modules into a concise and useful training session for sales consultants.  Learning objectives include:


  • Assisting in design and content decisions about curriculum training materials. Brainstorming, including using materials to test, hands-on activities to include in training.
  • Supporting Smithsonian's commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion when identifying curriculum elements to highlight in training and promotional materials.
  • Identifying connections between our K-8 modules and current Smithsonian projects.
  • Brainstorming computer-free computational thinking activities and computer coding activities to complement K-8 module content.
  • Drafting scripts for Smithsonian Science for the Classroom overview videos.


Candidates should have familiarity with the Next Generation Science Standards, interest in or experience with STEM classroom teaching at the K-8 level, strong writing skills, skills in independent research, experience/interest in curriculum design and development, and the ability to adhere to tight deadlines. 


Interns will be mentored by the curriculum developers for Smithsonian Science for the Classroom and will receive feedback and guidance on their writing, research, and other content creation.


This will be a virtual internship that can be flexible and should occur over an eight-week period between May – August 2024.  Hours: 20-35 hours per week. We accept college undergraduate or graduate students. We encourage both US-based and international candidates to apply. Stipends may be available.