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Student Opportunities

Student Opportunities

Messiah College Student Volunteering

Become an OMNH volunteer and you will -

  • Gain knowledge about African and North American animals
  • Enhance your interest in science, history or museums
  • Interact with museum visitors
  • Boost your resume
  • Expand your personal knowledge
  • Snuggle with our live animals
  • Develop communication skills
  • Get a free OMNH t-shirt

 There are two opportunities that you can choose from to volunteer for:

  • We are open to the public on Saturdays from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm and need volunteers to provide information about the exhibits.
  • We offer Curator Club/CC2 science enrichment education programs for school students on Saturdays. Curator Club for grades 3-5 from 9:15 am - 11:30 and CC2 for grades 6-8 on select Saturday afternoons from 12:15 am – 2:30 pm.

Interested? Contact us, or complete the OMNH Volunteer Form.

 
Messiah College on Campus Organizations and Clubs

Your campus organization or club can host an event for FREE at the OMNH.  If you’re looking for a unique venue to hold a reception, mocktail party, guest speaker, etc., contact us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu to set up a date and time.

Research

Do you have an idea for a research project involving the OMNH collection?  Schedule a time to come to the museum to view the collection or contact us with your idea at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu

Internships

There are a variety of internship opportunities at the OMNH.  Develop STEM activities for the Discovery Room, produce a video tour of the museum, create a coloring book of the museum animals, or even work with the museum's collection management system.  There are possible internships for biology, sustainability, marketing, communications, business, art, history, education, or engineering students. Contact us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu for more information.

Did You Know?

Messiah College students and alumni and their families receive free admission to the OMNH during public hours on Saturday from 1 pm to 5 pm.  Come in for a visit!

Work Study Students

We employ students to help manage our student volunteers, curate our collection, teach in Curator Club/CC2 and help with office tasks.  Contact us at oakesmuseum@messiah.edu if you are interested.