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The Internship Program at Carnegie Science Center is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, recent graduates, and early career professionals seeking specific learning opportunities provided by the Science Center. Internships are not available to any student eligible for our Teen Volunteer Program.

Internships are available in most of the Science Center departments, and you don’t have to be a STEM major! We accept all majors for our internships. From food and nutrition, to business, to event planning, to physics there may be a department that fits your course of study.

Each intern will be provided with the opportunity to be creative, apply classroom studies in a practical application, and to develop personally and professionally. In return, Carnegie Science Center will receive valuable assistance that contributes significantly to the Science Center’s goals.

Interns may prepare and evaluate educational materials, assist with staff training, help children explore the wonders of science, research science content for shows and exhibits, assist with creative planning and design of marketing materials, and much more! A list of internships, with descriptions, is available below.

Carnegie Science Center will provide free parking to interns when they are onsite for internship shifts.

To apply for an internship, send a letter of intent, resume, and a letter of reference from either an academic advisor or professor to:

Email: Volunteer Programs

Internship Programs
Carnegie Science Center
One Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

A minimum of 120 hours is needed to complete an internship. School credits and/or the internship position may determine the number of hours per week, but most internships are 10-15 hours/week. Internships listed here are unpaid.

  • Spring session – application deadline Dec. 1. Interviews and placement are conducted in December and early January.
  • Summer session – application deadline March 15. Interviews and placement are conducted in March and April.
  • Fall session – application deadline Aug. 1. Interviews and placements are conducted in August.

Upon acceptance into the program, all interns are required to provide and pay for background checks and clearances. Interns who have lived in Pennsylvania for at least 10 years must have their Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 33) and Criminal Record Check Clearance (Act 34). Interns who have lived in Pennsylvania for less than 10 years must have their Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 33) and Criminal Record Check Clearance (Act 34) plus an FBI Fingerprint Clearance (Act 114). Act 33 and 34 Clearances are free for interns.

Interns must submit the required clearances and complete a required orientation before they can begin their internship.

Internship List

Internships marked ‘closed’ on the chart below are not offered during that internship session. Internships marked ‘open’ on the chart below are offered during that internship session and applications will be accepted until the posted application deadline. Late applications will not be considered.

Check back in early 2024 for updated internship information. 


Internship Application Deadline by Semester:
August 1st
December 1st
March 15th

Diversity Statement

Carnegie Science Center understands, respects and values physical, cultural, economic, and social differences among our visitors and staff.

For questions, call 412.237.1621 or contact us.