Internships | Investigate Health! Internship

The Lab is a hands-on exhibit at the Museum of Life and Science where visitors conduct experiments related to health, the environment and the human body.  Visitors dive into the position of a professional scientist and design their own experiments using a wide array of materials and resources.  All experiments are facilitated by a staff member or volunteer who help the visitor work through a problem using scientific methods.  The exhibit also includes a working Crash Test Demonstration where visitors test different safety scenarios in a car crash. 

The Lab will be accepting up to three interns to assist in and contribute to this exhibit for the summer of 2014.  Primary responsibilities of the intern include:


  • Facilitate experiments in The Lab
  • Design, prototype and implement two new activities for The Lab
  • Run the Crash Test Demonstration
  • Complete an orientation and exit interview


The intern may have the opportunity to work with other education programs in the Museum, such as Contraptions and Explore the Wild, depending on availability.


This program is designed for college or graduate students, recent high school graduates or other individuals interested in informal science education programs.  The internship position is unpaid and housing is not provided, but college credit may be earned depending on the requirements of the intern’s academic program.  Interns are required to commit a minimum of 120 hours, over the summer session.


Applications for summer 2014 will be accepted until May 1. Please submit your resume, transcripts, and a brief letter stating why you want to intern in The Lab to:


Museum of Life and Science
433 Murray Avenue
Durham, NC 27704

Fax: (919) 220-5575


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