Volunteers & Internships

Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

Share our mission & make a difference as a Schiele Volunteer or Intern!

Schiele volunteers and interns play an essential role in sharing our exhibits, resources, and educational programming with the public. We are always looking out for dynamic and passionate people to help promote our mission of inspiring curiosity and understanding of science and the natural world.

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities at The Schiele

The Schiele is currently accepting volunteer applications for a variety of positions. Most volunteers work weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or during special events. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

The Schiele’s internship program provides students with educational opportunities in the area of museum practice, research, and programming. Schiele interns participate in a structured learning experience using the museum’s resources under the direct supervision of Schiele staff. Internships at the museum may fulfill academic credit requirements. Part-time and full-time interns support day-to-day operations that vary based on specific internship pathways. (Most part-time interns work 15 to 25 hours a week.)

Types of Internships/Volunteer Opportunities

Agriculture & Farm Education 

Animal Husbandry & Education 


Environmental & Outdoor Education

General Education

Programming & Events 

Marketing – Mascot

Museum Collections

Planetarium Education 

Summer Volunteer Program 

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Interns must be at least 16 years old and currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an education facility, such as a high school or a college. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.
  • Volunteers and interns must have the ability to follow all Schiele Museum protocols.
  • Volunteers and interns must have the ability and willingness to try new experiences within the museum. They must have a positive attitude! They should also be able to work independently after sufficient training and experience.
  • Interns should feel comfortable speaking in public and engaging with guests. There are many volunteer positions – some that require public interactions and some that don’t.
  • Volunteers and interns must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings.
  • Spring internships start mid-February, summer internships start mid-May, and fall internships start mid-August. Volunteers may start whenever applications are completed and accepted.
  • No monetary compensation is available for interns or volunteers.
  • Food and transportation are not provided.

Interns are eligible for these additional benefits:

  • Housing – available on-site for a limited number of interns on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • One-year membership to Schiele Museum and ASTC Travel Passport Program.
  • Academic credit (check with your school to verify eligibility).
  • Networking and making connections with other individuals in the museum.
  • Opportunities to customize your internship experience with special projects tailored to your interests.

Searching for a paid position? Find job opportunities at The Schiele.

The Schiele Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/H

Offers of employment are contingent upon candidates meeting the essential functions of the position and passing a controlled substance evaluation prior to the employment. For some positions, physicals, driver checks, and polygraph evaluations are required. The Schiele Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Placement is based on ability and qualifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or disability. The museum ensures fair treatment in recruitment, selection, training, compensation, promotion, discipline, and access to all museum sponsored programs.