Internship Opportunities

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.

Have questions? Learn more about the Museum’s internship program and its guidelines.

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AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS

 

Student Programs Intern

The Student Programs Intern will work closely with the Museum’s Student Programs Specialist to plan and create educational initiatives for the Education Department. The Student Programs Intern will assist in the redevelopment and implementation of Student Leadership Academy, help craft a new Special Exhibit field trip experience, and help design new student leadership initiatives. The intern will also work with Get in the Scrap! and other student programs. Strong organizational and communication skills as well as familiarity with Microsoft Office suite, Asana task management, and Slack are desired.

Apply for this internship.


COLLECTIONS DEPARTMENT INTERNSHIPS

Collections Intern

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.

Apply for this internship.


CURATORIAL INTERN

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.

Apply for this internship.