Visitor Studies and Evaluation

Internship Description:
What do people learn at the Desert Museum? Help us find out! We need volunteers to help us collect responses from guests to two different surveys. The evaluation and survey assistant helps the Museum improve its programming by collecting feedback from visitors and entering survey data.
Internship Schedule:
This program requires a minimum of 6 hours per week for a 10 week commitment. Interns must be flexible with their schedules and have the ability to work weekdays, weekends and holidays. This is an unpaid position and there is no housing provided. The internship sessions typically last 15 weeks and correspond with the following terms:

  • Spring 2019
Internship Duties (including but not limited to):
Primary Specific Tasks: 1. Prepare survey materials (make copies, set up station, etc.) 2. Recruit survey participants following simple protocol to minimize sampling bias 3. Collect surveys 4. Keep track of number of surveys each day. 5. Break down survey station and prepare for next day.
Requirements:
Applicants must currently be enrolled in a college or university (or have graduated in the last year) and have at least one year of study in a related field. Applicants should have a friendly outgoing personality and an eagerness to demonstrate positive leadership skills. Physical requirements: Must be able to lift 10 pounds Skills/knowledge required: Outgoing, friendly personality. Enjoys talking to people. Able to approach strangers and invite their help. Organized and detail-oriented. Comfort with data entry on computers.
Benefits:
This is a unique internship opportunity that provides the tools towards developing leadership skills while gaining hands-on experience with evaluations and research methods.