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Museum of Science and Industry Graduate Intern, Internal Communications in Chicago, Illinois

About Us: The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is the largest and most interactive science museum in the Western Hemisphere. Chicago?s Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) exposes guests of all ages to awe-inspiring exhibitions that spark curiosity and bring science to life. MSI?s mission ? to inspire the inventive genius in everyone ? is realized through its world-class exhibitions and engaging guest experiences. The Museum of Science and Industry provides programs and experiences that deepen the engagement of students and teachers in science and science-related disciplines, with a vision to inspire and motivate our children to achieve their full potential in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine.

We offer a creative, collaborative, and innovative environment for our employees. Our employees get great perks such as: benefits starting day one of your employment, free admission to MSI for family and friends, free admission to other museums, free parking in MSI?s garage and more! If you are equally passionate about our vision and want to be surrounded by a team of dynamic, smart and innovative people, the Museum of Science and Industry is the right place for you!

The Job: The Internal Communications Graduate Intern will coordinate a range of Internal Communications activities, interfacing with internal clients, to develop, design and execute a restructuring of the internal communications function. The role will also seek to increase employee awareness, understanding, and engagement while inspiring multi-directional communication across multiple channels and supporting change management initiatives.

This is a paid internship with a part-time schedule (20 hours/ week), planned to start in late April and run for 10 weeks.


  • Conduct extensive research on internal communication program best practices

  • Execute cross-departmental interviews to:

  • Gather and analyze the current state of internal communications

  • Complete a stakeholder analysis

  • Create an internal communications strategy considering audience segmentation, channels, tactics, organizational readiness needs, process, and governance.

  • Research, develop and present proposed MSI internal communication strategy

  • Co-create internal communications image and template alignment with Marketing brand standards

  • Develop communications effectiveness measurement.

Through this internship you will:

  • Apply the principles of internal communication in a non-profit organization

  • Develop a full project plan focusing on organizational restructure

  • Further develop communication, time-management, organization, and relational skills in a professional environment

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor?s degree required

  • Current enrollment in graduate degree program with a focus in Communications, Organizational Change, Business Management, Human Resources, or related degree required

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and independently

  • Strong collaborator who works well independently or on team projects

  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills (must be able to produce writing samples)

  • High level of initiative and exceptional problem-solving skills

The Museum of Science and Industry is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, which includes providing equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.