High School Digital Learning and Science Research Internship

Work with other digital-savvy teens to develop an interactive project during this paid summer internship.

A scientist shares information about the botany collection at the Field Museum with a group of students in a classroom. Images of various plant specimens are laid out on a table as the scientist holds his hands out and lectures. Several cases of wax plant models visible in the background.

The Digital Learning Internship is a deep dive into the science and technology of the Field Museum. In this six-week paid summer internship, high school students gain hands-on experience with scientific research.

Interns collaborate with our scientists and explore the Museum’s plant and fossilized plants collections. Then they put their knowledge of science and user experience design to work, creating a digital project like an online community science site. This program exposes interns to the inner workings of museums and diverse careers in museums, science, and technology. 

The internship runs June 29–August 7, with a break on July 3. Interns must be rising juniors and seniors as of fall 2020. Working hours are Monday to Friday, 9:30am–4pm. 


Applications are now open and close on March 14. 


To apply, please submit a resume, as well as a: 

  • Cover letter, describing why you would benefit from the internship and what you hope to gain from the experience
  • Teacher recommendation, emailed to digitalstudio@fieldmuseum.org advocating how you would benefit from the program

Questions about the internship or your application? Email us at digitalstudio@fieldmuseum.org.