Internships

OMSI has a variety of opportunities for individuals looking to engage in experiential and community-based learning. Learn more about these work-study or work-experience opportunities and requirements below!

Current Work-study Opportunities

Were you awarded a federal work-study opportunity? OMSI is partnered with numerous colleges, universities, and organizations in the Portland metropolitan area and beyond.

Check if your school or organization is one of OMSI’s current partners! We have a wide-range of work-study internship opportunities that offer professional and impactful avenues to engage in experiential and community-based learning.

Our Partners

  • - Portland State University
  • - Reed College
  • - Lewis & Clark College
  • - Portland Community College
  • - University of Portland
  • - Federal Work-Study Program
  • - Senior Community Service Employment Program
  • - Easter Seals Program
  • - Experience Works Program
  • - Summer Works Program - Portland
  • - Portland Youth Builders

Our work-study participants engage the museum in a diverse set of ways; check out our opportunities across seven departments which offer transformational engagement experiences. OMSI can provide a positive and engaging avenue to your education and career development.

The avenues are limitless! Our work-study internships are built with you and your professional goals in mind. Our program is competitive, but we’re eager to hear from you.

New Interns
Returning Interns

Hoping to get credit? Contact your advisor or department chair to inquire about your school's policy and procedures for awarding credit for work-study internships.

Equity and Inclusion Mentee

Assist the Talent Development & Inclusion Strategist in the advancement of equity work at OMSI while increasing knowledge of and combatting cultural, social, historical, and racial systems of oppression. Engage with both OMSI and non-OMSI community members to identify additional resources and creative methods to incorporate the Equity Action Framework (EAF) into practice and culture.

Feeling creative? Propose an internship.

How? Send a letter of interest describing your goals—including your desired time commitment and a proposed schedule—along with your resume and internship application. We will contact you from there.

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