The Museum offers a limited number of unpaid internships each semester to qualified college juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Internships are not available in all departments every semester. Don’t see an internship in your desired department below? Submit your information for future opportunities.
If you are interested in fulfilling service hours with the Museum outside of an internship, read more about volunteering at the Museum.
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WWII Media and Education Center Internship
Join the WWII Media and Education Center team in summer 2018 to create and process the Museum’s digital archive of distance learning programs. Working with the Distance Learning Manager, the Intern will be responsible for organizing the archive into curated thematic playlists for students in grades 4–12 and their teachers. The Intern will manage and select clips and create a plan to roll out the video library for the 2018–2019 school year.
The ideal candidate will be a junior or senior in college or pursuing a graduate degree in history, public history, education, educational technology, or museum studies. The position is part-time and unpaid. Interested candidates must be seeking credit hours to be considered for this position.
Accounting / Finance Intern
The National WWII Museum is looking for a driven Accounting Intern with a basic understanding of financial principles, ready for an immersive, real-world, nonprofit experience. The Accounting Intern will assist in the preparation of journal entries and financial reports, analyze financial data, and assist with other accounting activities.
The ideal candidate will be a junior or senior in an undergraduate accounting or finance program or a graduate student in a MBA, accounting, or finance program. In addition, detailed commitment to the accuracy and completeness of financial reporting is a must. Finally, analytical ability and excellent communication and organizational skills are required. This position will be a six-month part-time paid position (20 hours per week).
Accounting Intern Responsibilities:
- Shadowing members of the Accounting Department as they perform their duties.
- Assisting with research, filing, posting journal entries, data entry, and recording and maintaining accurate and complete financial records.
- Assisting with month-end reporting, reconciling accounts, and bank statements.
- Working with bookkeeping software.
- Assisting in annual budget preparations.
- Handling sensitive or confidential information with honesty and integrity.
- Learning how to work as part of the Accounting team to compile and analyze data, track information, and support the company or clients.
- Taking on additional tasks or projects to learn more about accounting and office operations.
DIGITAL MEDIA INTERN (BB'S STAGE DOOR CANTEEN)
The Entertainment Department is in need of quality photography and video footage of our BB’s Stage Door Canteen productions. The Digital Media Intern will shoot and edit footage the Museum can use for marketing and promotional purposes. The Digital Media Intern will also attend dress rehearsals, performances, and Museum events that include entertainment to gather footage. Further responsibilities include photo and video editing.
The National WWII Museum’s Education Department has the following openings for students for Spring 2018 internships. In their cover letter, applicants must state the term (spring, summer, or fall) and the specific project below that best matches their interests. Qualified candidates will be invited to the Museum (Skype available if necessary) for a brief interview and to meet the project manager for their specific internship.
Family Programs and Victory Corps Intern
The Family Programs and Victory Corps Intern is responsible for planning, assisting, co-supervising, and co-leading the educational programming for the growing STEM gallery. Responsibilities include the co-management and co-supervision of the Museum Victory Corps—the Education Department’s middle and high school Saturday volunteer program. Candidates must be available on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and at least one additional weekday during their semester of service. Candidates with experience working with middle and high school-aged students are encouraged to apply.
Student Experiences Intern
The Student Experiences Intern will help plan, develop, organize, and implement student experiences at the Museum. We have several programs and field trips that involve students coming to the Museum as school groups, and this is a chance to start making these experiences happen. In the spring, students will be coming to learn with the special exhibit The Pelican State Goes to War, about Louisiana in the war effort, and to practice problem-solving with the STEM field trip. This intern will help develop materials for the trips, help with scheduling trips, conduct trips (schedule permitting), collect and analyze student and teacher evaluations of trips, and help develop and evaluate other experiences for student learning.
Student Programs Intern
The Student Programs Intern will work closely in assisting the Museum’s Student Programs Specialist with the planning and coordination of its regional and state History Day contests, a state-wide student research competition for grades 6 – 12, as well as the planning for the Billy Michal Student Leadership Awards, a national award recognizing students from across the United States for good work they do in their local schools, clubs, and communities. The Student Programs intern will also create educational resources for the new Education Connections program, redevelopment of Student Leadership Academy, and implementation of special exhibit field trips. Strong organizational and communication skills as well as familiarity with Microsoft Office suite are desired. Access to reliable transportation and the ability to occasionally travel off-site is also preferred.
With the Assistant Director of Education for Interpretation, the Interpretive Intern will:
- Co-develop and possibly help teach team-building activities centered around our WWII veteran and fully operational patrol-torpedo (PT) boat.
- Co-develop and help instruct docents on a general public tour of the Museum’s The D-Day Invasion of Normandy galleries.
- Develop new artifacts and explorations for Operation Footlocker by researching and acquiring WWII artifacts online, then developing teacher support materials for each.
- Assist with production of exploration tools of the D-Day gallery for schools and help deliver educational programming to school students and the general public.
- Please note: candidates should be available on Saturdays.
COLLECTIONS DEPARTMENT INTERNSHIPS
The Collections Department seeks a graduate intern for a 12-week (maximum) internship at 20 hours per week (preferably). The intern will assist the collections manager and the registrar on one or more projects involving object rehousing and packing, creating inventories, writing condition reports, and/or environmental monitoring. The qualified intern will:
Have done coursework in collections management, history or public history, or related fields.
Be familiar with museum standards and best practices.
Be punctual and maintain a committed schedule.
Have strong attention to detail and ability to follow directions precisely.
Be willing to participate in object-handling sessions and other trainings as needed.
Have ability to work independently.
Have an interest in long-term preservation and documentation of historical collections.
Preferable qualifications include:
Familiarity with Collections Management Systems (KE EMu)
Previous experience working with a collections database
Previous experience in an art or history museum setting
This internship will be a great experience for future registrars and collections managers/specialists.
The Curatorial Department seeks a graduate intern for an eight-week (maximum) internship at 20 hours per week (preferably). The intern will assist the director of curatorial services in developing projects related to collections moves and management. The qualified intern will:
Have done coursework in collections management, archival management, history, or related fields.
Be punctual and maintain a committed schedule.
Have strong attention to detail.
Have ability to follow directions.
Be proficient in Excel and Microsoft Office Suite.
Have an interest in learning about long-term preservation of museum and archival collections.
This internship will be a great experience for future curators, archivists, and library and information science professionals.