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Exciting, creative and fun - the perfect internship

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Exhibit Development Intern in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Exhibit Development Intern in Chicago, IL
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great opportunity for ownership of your own projects and creativity in completing them. Supervisors give you a lot of freedom to do project planning, and to expand your projects to fit your interests. Good feedback from and access to the team and supervisors. Feel like you are doing meaningful work - helping build a learning environment and public resource for the city. You get to be behind the scenes at one of the best museums in the country! You can see the research behind the scenes, understand how decisions get made, and preview exhibits before they are opened.

Cons

Budget cuts - with the current economy, there was no prospect of being hired on full time in Exhibitions. Most of the current staff has been laid off or has voluntarily left for the same reason. The many interns and volunteers that are crucial for the research, audience surveying, and other activities that are critical for developing exhibits end up very committed to the museum - with nowhere to go.

Other Employee Reviews for The Field Museum

  1. Field Museum, Chicago

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PR Intern
    Former Employee - PR Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Definitely a sense of pride comes from working for an establishment like the Field Museum. Sense of respect comes from others when they hear where you work.

    Cons

    Not given much challenging work

    Advice to Management

    continue to challenge employees with new projects, get them involved in high visibility projects


  2. Great Internship Program

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All of the intern supervisors really care about the education and experience of the interns, so you get to do real work and contribute to your department. This is a great place to network and there are some awesome perks that come with being an intern, like exclusive tours, free admission to other museums, and getting to know other interns from around the country.

    Cons

    As an intern working for such a short period, it is difficult to get to know different departments or other employees from around the museum.


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