Earth From Space Student Internships at OMSI in Portland, OR

STUDENT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

OMSI is seeking college interns to develop and present compelling demonstrations using spherical display systems (Science on a Sphere, Magic Planet) that make NASA datasets and research processes accessible to the public.

The demonstrations should frame NASA data to tell interesting stories in a visually engaging setting that demonstrate how NASA satellite data is collected. At OMSI’s main museum location, this programming will be displayed on a Science on a Sphere system, while Magic Planet spherical display systems will be used to provide programs at rural libraries, schools, and other outreach venues.

Interns will work together in groups of two or three.
Internships will begin March 1, 2011 and will be offered quarterly through May 31, 2013

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:
· Excellent written and oral communication skills.
· Extremely organized, detail oriented, and a team player.
· Ability to stay focused and manage time effectively.
· Excellent work ethic and ability to work independently.
· Experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office.
· Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and HTML a plus.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
The Earth from Space Intern must be a student at an Oregon university and should be working toward or have completed a Bachelor’s degree, with coursework or experience in the sciences, education, marketing, communications or related fields.

INTERN BENEFITS:
· Admission for the intern to the museum, OMNIMAX and Planetarium shows, and submarine tours.
· An OMSI Family Membership upon completion of project.
· The opportunity to meet many new people and learn more about NASA.
· Stipends available to eligible participants.

CONTACT:
Students interested in this excellent internship opportunity should contact Nate Lesiuk, Program Developer, OMSI Earth from Space Program at nlesiuk (at) omsi.edu or by phone at 503-239-7817.

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