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


Spy Camp and Family Programs Intern - Summer 2021 (Paid Internship)

The Spy Camp and Family Programs Intern is responsible for the planning, assisting, and co-leading the educational programming for summer youth and family programs including Spy and Theater Camps, and the annual family Block Party. The project-based internship will culminate with the independent development, implementations, and evaluation of youth activities for the Family Block Party on August 6, 2021. Candidates must be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. from June 1 through August 13.

Qualifications:

  • Student currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s level program in education, history, arts administration or related field.
  • Minimum of one year experience working with children in a school, camp, or related environment.
  • Must be mature, reliable, creative, friendly, and energetic.
  • Must be able to pass a background check and successfully complete Louisiana State mandatory reporter training (online).
  • Must be able to push, pull, and lift weights up to 20 pounds; may require prolonged siting, standing and/or walking during which time objects are transported; may require bending, squatting, or reaching and occasional use of equipment.

The position is subject to change in response to program needs as we continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Apply for this internship.


STEM Innovation Camp and Family Programs Intern - Summer 2021 (Paid Internship)

The STEM Innovation Camp and Family Programs Intern is responsible for planning, assisting, and co-leading the educational programming for summer youth and family programs including STEM and Theater Camps, and the annual Family Block Party. The project-based internship will culminate with the independent development, implementation, and evaluation of youth STEM activities for the Family Block Party on August 6, 2021. Candidates must be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. from June 1 through August 13.

Qualifications:

  • Student currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s level program in education, history, arts administration or related field.
  • Minimum of one year experience working with children in a school, camp, or related environment.
  • Must be mature, reliable, creative, friendly, and energetic.
  • Must be able to pass a background check and successfully complete Louisiana State mandatory reporter training (online).
  • Must be able to push, pull, and lift weights up to 20 pounds; may require prolonged siting, standing and/or walking during which time objects are transported; may require bending, squatting, or reaching and occasional use of equipment.

The position is subject to change in response to program needs as we continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Apply for this internship.


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.

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