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The Philadelphia Science Festival (PSF), organized by The Franklin Institute, is a 9 day community-wide celebration of science that takes place annually in April. PSF features lectures, debates, hands-on activities, special exhibitions, and a variety of other informal science education experiences for Philadelphians of all ages.
The prevalence of science and scientists in the Philadelphia region will be showcased at the festival, capturing the imagination of the public by working with local neighborhoods and highlighting the science happening throughout the city on a daily basis.
PSF has partnerships with organizations of varying size and mission. With those partnerships, PSF establishes a citywide event with programs and exhibits in many local neighborhoods to provide informal science programming accessible to every Philadelphia resident.
Tasks: Festival Intern
Support outreach efforts to schools and community groups
Creatively assist with the development of potential programs through research projects
Coordinate with and support program partners
Support PR effort by overseeing promotional materials fulfillment
Assist with development of materials for community based and adult-focused programs
Support data collection, collation, and dissemination of information for the Science Festival Alliance hub work
Assist Community Programming Specialist in supporting community task force and advisory board meetings
Work with staff to create a hands-on activities resource for programming partners
Support event planning
Support event logistics and serve as a PSF representative at festival events (Spring only), Science After Hours, and Hunting Park Community Science Network events (Spring, Summer and Fall)
Summer interns will assist with the Festival evaluation process
Other duties as assigned
Education Requirements: Students majoring in the sciences, education, social work/community organizing, urban planning, public relations, communications, marketing, or event planning preferred. All degree seeking candidates will be considered.
Special Skills Required: Familiarity with general science concepts a plus. Must be comfortable making cold calls to partnering organizations or returning general inquiries. Strong writing and communication skills required. Bilingual (Spanish and English) is a plus, but not necessary.
Schedule Requirements: Minimum of 15 hours per week required. Spring intern must be available all day on Saturday, May 2, 2015 for the Science Carnival and be willing to increase hours, including some evening work, during the Philadelphia Science Festival program week, April 24 May 2, 2015.
To apply for this position, please contact The Franklin Institute at 215-448-1163 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request an Internship Application.
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