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Science Education Intern

Applications are currently being accepted for Science Education internship positions at Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland.  This position is focused on science education and sustainability. Please submit a completed online application, cover letter and resume.


  • Science Education – Work closely with the Education Team and assist in classrooms on topics such as Astronomy, Environmental Education, Life Sciences, and more.
  • Sustainability Education – Help maintain Chabot's small organic garden and worm composting bins. Ensure there are edibles growing for the use of our classroom programs and workshops.
  • Recycling and Solid Waste Education - Run Zero Waste Lunch Program during lunches Wednesdays – Fridays to help educate visitors (especially visiting students and families) about waste diversion through reuse, recycling and composting.
  • Public Programs and Special Groups - Assist as needed with engineering challenges, public programs such as Nightschool, and evening telescope viewing during special astronomical events.
  • General –
    • Create a welcoming environment for learning by engaging visitors with enthusiasm and responsiveness
    • Research further ways to improve Chabot’s education and sustainability endeavors.Attend staff meetings and help run staff challenges (such as the commuter challenge).
    • Assist with laboratory set-up and clean-up to help maintain a safe environment.
    • Engage in professional development and research to ensure that your supporting information is accurate.
    • Optional - Create your own activities to teach the public or school groups about current science topics.
    • Other responsibilities as needed.


  • Experience working with children (preferably in a group, camp, or team environment).
  • Strong interest in multiple science topics and science education.
  • Comfortable speaking and leading activities for large and small groups of youth.
  • Comfortable working with waste and recycling.
  • Prefer candidates with majors in Education or Science.
  • Be able to work part time (10-20 hours/week) and during lunch hour (between 11:15AM and 12:15PM) at least two days per week Wednesdays – Fridays.  Flexibility to work nights and weekends also a plus.

Note: This is an unpaid internship with the possibility of a stipend pending satisfactory completion of the first 100 hours.

Please send cover letter, resume, and any questions to:

Jonathan Braidman
Science Coordinator

Email (preferred method of contact): jbraidman@chabotspace.org

Chabot Space & Science Center?
10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA 94619?
phone: (510) 336-7351
fax: (510) 336-7491


This position pays a stipend upon completion of specific tasks.


Mail resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources Department
Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd,
Oakland, CA 94619
email: hr@chabotspace.org
Fax: 510-336-7491

* * We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

CSSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.