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PlayHouse Internships


playhouse teen internship program:


High School students are invited to join the PlayHouse Teen Internship Program. This program will run throughout the summer, and will provide teens with volunteer opportunities as well as workshops that will help prepare them for their future careers.

Teens must be 14 to 17 years of age, and/or entering 9th through 12th grades.

  • Attend required training sessions
  • Commit to 50 scheduled volunteer hours throughout the 9 week program
  • The Teen Intern Program runs from June-August, annually

Teen Interns will...

  • Understand what a children’s museum is and how it operates
  • Be able to facilitate informal learning among children and families
  • Understand workplace rules such as punctuality, appearance, and engagement
  • Understand and be able to promote the value of the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum for its audiences and the Central Illinois community

Students are selected at the start of each semester, and must attend an orientation training upon acceptance into the program. Please check back in early 2018 for information about the Summer 2018 Teen Internship Program.

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PlayHouse Summer Internships

PlayHouse interns have the opportunity to contribute to a new museum and identify and implement both staff-directed and self-selected projects. Successful interns are innovative thinkers and leaders who are outgoing and committed to diversity and excellent customer service.

Past summer internships have included marketing internships, exhibits internships, and education internships. Internships for Summer 2018 will be posted in early 2018. Once internships are posted, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Flexible schedule is available; interns are expected to work 2 to 3 days/week.

Please contact Kristin Vannatta, Operations Manager at kvannatta@peoriaparks.org with additional questions.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum