Two Paid Internships Jackson, WY
National Museum of Wildlife Art
The National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY offers two paid internship opportunities for individuals interested in gaining better knowledge and hands-on experience in museum studies.
We are currently accepting applications for two different summer internships, The Lillian Thomason Gemar Education Internship, and the McGee Curatorial Internship.
Applicants are welcome to apply for both the Education Internship and the Curatorial Internship. If you wish to apply for both, this will require two separate applications, each to the appropriate contact person (Education, Attn: Jane Lavino, Curatorial, Attn: Adam Harris)
For more details please go here.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted November 23rd

Museum Collection Management Internships Charles Town, WV
Six positions available. Each position is available for a maximum of 1200 hours (30 weeks)
Location: National Park Service History Collection, Harpers Ferry Center, Charles Town, WV
Salary: $15.00/hour (direct deposit required)
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Full time (40 hours per week) preferred but a part time schedule may be possible.
Job Summary: Works with collections staff to pack, move, and unpack collections as necessary for an internal facility move during renovations to collection storage areas and the conservation laboratories. Will work with a wide-variety of artifacts including art, furniture, decorative arts, paper and rare books, guns, natural history specimens, ceramics, glassware, and ethnographic objects. Inventory collections before move and after unpacking. Inventory and pack library books for off-site storage during renovation. Assist with environmental monitoring, IPM, and other preventive care. Intern will receive training and gain hands-on experience in professional registration work, use of bar coding with collections, inventory, packing, and object handling.
Qualifications: Student or recent graduate in Museum Studies or closely related degree. Experience packing and moving collections a plus but training will be provided. Attention to detail required. Applicants must have experience in using computer software, and the ability to present oral and written information in a clear and concise manner. Work requires prolonged standing, walking, bending, climbing ladders, and lifting up to 40 lbs.
Duration: Estimated start date is late January or February 2018, although there is some flexibility depending upon availability and course schedule. Internships must be completed by December 15, 2018.
Other Requirements: The internship is paid through the National Center for Preservation Education (NCPE), which requires a museum studies or humanities-related degree track. A valid driver’s license is required for this position. Own transportation required as no public transport is available. Applicants must be enrolled students or have graduated within the past 12 months. US citizenship is required. Successful candidates must pass the National Park Service’s background security investigation process. This process must be started at least one month before anticipated start date and internship cannot start without this clearance.
Other information: Internship may be used for credit, subject to university approval. Housing is not provided but may be found in the local area.
Application Procedures: Applicants should submit a current resume, list of references (with contact information for references), and copy of college transcripts. All application materials should be sent via email to and must be received by midnight on December 15, 2017.
EEO Statements: The National Park Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be made solely on the basis of merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, creed, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, or any other non-merit factors.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted November 22nd

Spring Education Intern Toledo, OH
The Toledo Museum of Art
This is a paid internship opportunity.
Availability: Spring 2018
Who we are: Since our founding in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global reputation for the quality of our collection, our innovative and extensive education programs, and our architecturally significant campus. More than 30,000 works of art represent American and European painting, the history of art in glass, ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, Asian and African art, medieval art, sculpture, decorative arts, graphic arts, and modern and contemporary art.
To accommodate the ever growing collection and demand for art education, the Museum campus has grown exponentially since its founding. From its humble first exhibition space in two rented rooms, the Museum has grown to cover approximately 36 acres with six buildings. The main Museum building interior contains four and a half acres of floor space on two levels. It has 45 galleries, 15 classroom studios, the 1,750-seat Peristyle concert hall, the 176-seat Little Theater lecture hall, the Resource Center for Educators, the Family Center, the Visual Resources Collection, the Museum Café, and the Museum Store featuring Collector’s Corner. The Glass Pavilion has five galleries, a glass study room, classrooms, two hotshops, a multipurpose GlasSalon, public and private courtyard space, and a coffee bar.
Thanks to the benevolence of its founders, as well as the continued support of its members, the Toledo Museum of Art remains a privately-endowed, non-profit institution and opens its collection to the public—free of charge—six days a week, 309 days a year.
Areas of interest: Museum Studies, Education or other related discipline
Summary: The Education intern will be responsible for the supporting the logistical and programmatic needs of the Looking Forward, Thinking Back seminar series. The intern will collect, organize, and distribute workshop materials. They will assist in preparing seminar materials and provide key logistical support throughout the sessions. Between seminars in the series, the intern will be the main point of contact for the teachers. Providing resources and support to encourage on time completion of project assignments. After the seminars, the intern will work with TMA Staff to collect, refine, and digitize curriculum developed during the workshop for distribution via
Relationships: Mentorship from the Manager of Curriculum, opportunity to collaboration with various staff members in the education department.
Education, Experience & Competencies: Active college enrollment status; museum studies, education or related major; computer savvy and highly proficient in Word, Excel and Outlook. Extreme attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills.
Work Environment: Standard open concept office work environment with related phone, computer and printer noise; position requires the ability leverage technology including smart boards, computer, printer and phone systems; the person in this position may be required to communicate with public.
Application Process: Submit internship application or resume via email to Please include the internship title in the subject line.
The Toledo Museum of Art provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal or state statutes. The Museum is committed to maintaining an environment in which all employees are treated equitably and given the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the workplace.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted November 21st

Heritage Education Internship
Lubbock, TX
Lubbock Lake Landmark
Graduate Intern, Heritage Education (paid, full-time)
Accountability: The Graduate Intern reports to the Manager of Heritage Education Programs.
Description: Lubbock Lake Landmark supports a full-time position for graduate-level students and recent graduates of master’s degree programs who intend to pursue careers in fields of interpretation and informal education. This program provides practical training and experience in interpretation and informal education practices at a premiere National Historic Landmark. Graduate interns participate in all aspects of public interpretation including planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.
The internship in heritage education, in addition to providing quality learning experiences for the intern, is vital to the Landmark’s ability to provide a wide variety of educational services.
Education and public programming at the Landmark support the following goals:
- to create programs and an environment that provide significant learning experiences for visitors of all ages;
- to provide creative learning experiences for students that extend beyond formal classroom instruction;
- to provide opportunities for learning across a wide variety of disciplines and to accommodate diverse learning styles;
- to recognize the diversity of audiences and the importance of expanding the dialogue to include those audiences in both program development and presentation.
This full-time internship is for a period of twelve months. Starting date is January 3, 2018. University credit is available when applicable. Salary is $1,800/month plus University benefits.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Develop and teach classes and workshops throughout the year for area youth;
- Assist with planning and implementation of public programming initiatives including workshops, tours, and outreach programs;
- Research and upgrade the Landmark’s traveling trunk program;
- Develop methods to evaluate public programming initiatives;
- Write articles for the Landmark’s newsletter;
- Assist with visitor services including answering phones, interacting with visitors, and gift shop operations;
- Assist with other institution activities as needed.
- Understanding of and familiarity with informal education and interactive teaching theory and methods;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- Strong organization and research skills;
- Ability to work simultaneously on multiple, diverse tasks, seeking help when needed;
- Self-motivation to achieve goals and complete projects individually and with groups;
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal effectively with people of varying levels of experience and expertise;
- Computer proficiency: Mac and PC, Office 365, knowledge of Tinkercad a plus but not required; and Filemaker Pro 11 a plus.
Physical Requirements:
This position requires a moderate level of physical activity. The employee must be physically able to:
- Sit, stand, and walk throughout the facility (including trails) for extended periods of time;
- Lift and carry a minimum of 25 pounds;
- Set up and move tables and chairs on a regular basis.
Professional Development:
Participation in professional development programs gives the intern the opportunity to learn about current issues relevant to the formal and informal education community. Additionally, it provides a venue to meet and network with teachers and other informal educators. Recommended conferences include: Texas Informal Science Educators Association (early spring), and Mountain Plains Museum Association (early fall).
Lubbock Lake Landmark, an archaeological site and natural history preserve and unit of the Museum of Texas Tech University, is dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of cultural and natural resources. Texas Tech University is an Equal Employment Opportunity organization.
Send letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references by November 30, 2017 via email to Heritage Education Program Manager at or Susan Rowe c/o Lubbock Lake Landmark, Box 43191, Lubbock, Texas 79409 – postmarked by November 30, 2017.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted November 13th

Education Interns
Girl Museum, Inc.
Girl Museum is seeking two (2) Education Interns to assist in the development of Educational Guides, virtual quizzes, and other games and educational elements for our programs!
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Draft Educational Guides related to upcoming exhibitions, including a variety of activities
aligned to US and UK educational standards.
- Develop supplemental educational activities, such as at-home or classroom projects,that draw on a variety of skills and formats to engage youth with girls’ history and culture.
- Develop quizzes for our website, based on our exhibitions, to assist teachers in assessing students’ retention of knowledge in viewing exhibits.
- Develop coloring pages or other educational activities for younger audiences.
- Brainstorm and develop other types of educational activities, in consultation with our Education Adviser.
- Marketing strategies to reach teachers and homeschool families.
- May assist with other educational projects, such as:
* Finalizing our Teachers Guide to Girl Museum;
* Transforming our Heirloom project into a classroom-appropriate activity for teachers;
* Helping us improve our museum’s accessibility to diverse audiences; or
* Contributing to our blog, exhibitions, or other programs as desired.
- Studies and/or experience in Education or Museum Education related fields, preferably with experience in developing programs aligned to US or UK educational standards.
- Have reliable access to a computer and the Internet.
- Ability to use, or learn to use, Google Drive.
- Creative, thoughtful, very self-motivated, trustworthy, reliable, and enthusiastic.
- Able to work well independently and on a team.
- Must be able to define and work to deadlines.
- Interest in museums and/or girlhood studies.
- Build your portfolio of work.
- Flexible scheduling.
- Be part of the world’s first and only museum dedicated to girls.
- Help grow our museum to reach new audiences and develop better programs for girls
Duration: Flexible.
Hours: Our museum is online, so your work can be done from your home/office. All internships require a minimum 5 hour per week commitment.
Internship is volunteer only and not compensated. Intern may be eligible for academic credit, with approval from your academic supervisor.
About Girl Museum:
Girl Museum is the first and only museum in the world dedicated to celebrating girls and girlhood. Established in March 2009, we believe girls are the key to a brighter, better future and that girls deserve to have a museum of their own.
We are an entirely virtual museum dedicated to the research, preservation, and presentation of girl culture and a registered 501(c)3 non-profit in the United States. Our mission is to celebrate girlhood and provide a positive, safe virtual space for girls.
We are led by a dedicated team of volunteer staff and Junior Girls who are located around the world and work remotely.
To Apply:
Applications are due December 1, 2017 for a January 1, 2018 start date.
Please submit the
following to
1. Your full contact details, including: Name, email address, and location in the world.
2. A paragraph on EACH of the following:
a. Your education;
b. Your experience developing educational programs for classrooms or museums;
c. Career goals, and
d. Why you want to work with Girl Museum.
3. Attach at least two examples of written work or a link to your online portfolio, including
one that showcases your ability to design educational activities.
4. You may also include your resume or CV, if desired.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted November 5th

2018 Summer Internships in the Conservation of Art and Historic Works Suitland, MA
Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute
The Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) is offering short-term opportunities to work on conservation and conservation research projects with conservators of art and historic works. These internships are intended mainly for the summer of 2018, but consideration will be given to projects at other times during the year. Preference will be given to applicants interested in a career in conservation, those currently enrolled in conservation training programs, and graduate students in related subjects. A stipend may be offered for a period of up to 10 weeks. Successful applicants will contact the following potential supervisors in advance of application and specify them in the application:
- Mary Ballard, Senior Textiles Conservator, 301-238-1210,
- Shannon Brogdon-Grantham, Photo and Paper Conservator, 301-238-1241,
- Carol Grissom, Senior Objects Conservator, 301-238-1236,
- Jessica S. Johnson, Head of Conservation, 301-238-1218,
- Rebecca Kaczkowski, Preventive Conservator, 301-238-1242,
- Dawn Rogala, Paintings Conservator, 301-238-1255,
- Jia-Sun Tsang, Senior Paintings Conservator (modern and contemporary paintings treatment and research), 301-238-1231,
Applications must be made on line through SOLAA ( by February 25, 2018; select the option for the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute Conservation of Art and Historic Works Intern Program. Special skill sets and experience relevant to conservation should be indicated on the application, such as fiber art skills for an internship in textile conservation. Selected candidates will be interviewed by telephone, although MCI visits are welcome.
Those interested in working under the supervision of scientists at MCI may apply separately through SOLAA for a different MCI internship, 2018 Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute Analytical Studies Intern Program, and should specify that program on the application.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted November 4th

2018 Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute Analytical Studies Intern Program
Suitland, MA
The Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) is offering short-term opportunities for undergraduates to work on research projects with staff members of its technical studies and research group. MCI is the center for specialized technical collections research and conservation for all Smithsonian museums, collections, and research centers. MCI combines state-of-the-art instrumentation and scientific techniques to provide technical research and characterization of objects.
Internships are intended mainly for summer 2018, but consideration will be given to projects at other times of the year. Acceptable majors include, but are not limited to: museum studies, conservation studies, art history, anthropology, archaeology, paleontology, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, ecology, earth sciences, chemical engineering, and materials science engineering. Basic courses in chemistry and math are preferred; lab experience is not required. A stipend will be offered for a period of 10 weeks.
Applicants should contact potential advisors in advance of application and should specify preferred advisors in their application. Applications must be made on line at - apply for the Museum Conservation Institute Analytical Studies Intern Program. Those interested in working under the supervision of conservators at MCI may apply separately through SOLAA for a different MCI internship: Museum Conservation Internship Program. Application deadline is February 25, 2018. Selected candidates will be interviewed by telephone, although MCI visits are welcome. Projects will be supervised by one of the following staff members:
- A. Elena Charola, Research Scientist, 301-238-1213,
Deterioration and conservation of stone and other inorganic materials.
- Timothy Cleland, Physical Scientist, 301-238-1208,
Characterization and quantification of proteinaceous material in bone, tissue, and other museum collections.
- Christine France, Research Physical Scientist, 301-238-1261,
Analyses of human and animal remains using stable isotope mass spectrometry.
- Gwénaëlle Kavich, Conservation Scientist, 301-238-1265,
Analyses of organic and inorganic materials in cultural heritage using py-GC-MS, FTIR, Raman, and XRF.
- Thomas Lam, Physical Scientist, 301-238-1232,
Materials characterization of cultural heritage using SEM, cathodoluminescence, XRF, and microfadometry.
- Nicole Little, Physical Scientist, 301-238-1243,
Provenance studies of museum objects and analysis of biologic remains using ICP-MS, XRD, and SEM.
- Asher Newsome, Physical Scientist, 301-238-1223,
Biomolecular and ambient mass spectrometry of surfaces, coatings, residues, ink, paint, metabolites, and chemical adulterants.
- Caroline Solazzo, 301-238-1284,
Proteomics applications to cultural heritage; characterization and species identification of keratin-based tissues and artefacts; degradation of ancient proteins.
- Keats Webb, Digital Imaging Specialist, 301-238-1212,
Advanced imaging of museum objects using 2D- and 3D-imaging techniques as well as optical imaging beyond the range of human vision.
- Edward Vicenzi, Research Scientist, 301-238-1215,
Determining the origin and history of natural and manufactured materials via spectroscopic imaging in the SEM, including micro XRF imaging and spectrometry.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted November 4th

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The 2018 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) Washington, DC
The Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) is pleased to call for applications to the 2018 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) and affiliated programs.
Programs now accepting applications include: The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (for Graduate Students, Predoc Students, Postdoc Researchers, and Senior Researchers)
The Smithsonian Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Smithsonian Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry of Museum Collections Fellowship
The Smithsonian Postgraduate Fellowship in Conservation of Museum Collections
The Smithsonian Mpala Postdoctoral Fellowship
The George Burch Fellowship
The Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF - nominations due 11/13/17)
The James Smithson Fellowship (application deadline is 1/15/18)
Unless noted otherwise, please note the application deadline for most of these programs is Friday December 1, 2017. For more information, go to or call the Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships at 202-633-7070.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted October 24th

Archives & Special Collections Internship Lakeville CT
Hotchkiss Archives and Special Collections, a program of the Edsel Ford Memorial Library, offers an internship for a graduate student during the second semester of the 2017-2018 school year. The internship provides ten-weeks of part-time work experience for a graduate student interested in pursuing an archival or curatorial career.
To apply online, please use this link.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted October 24th

Summer Internships 2018 Hot Springs, SD
The Mammoth Site is a sinkhole of late Pleistocene fauna. Over 10,000 vertebrate and invertebrate fossils have been uncovered at The Mammoth Site from its initial field season in 1974 to present. These bones belong mostly to Columbian mammoths; more than 2,000 specimens are preserved in-situ. At least 29 other vertebrate species are found at the site, and specimens of 53 invertebrate and botanical species, help explain a long ago ecosystem.
Internship Positions:
Two types of seasonal internships starting in May and ending in August.
Positions are:
- Up to 40 hours per week for 10-16 weeks (will include some weekends).
- Compensation: $9.00/hour with onsite housing*.
*Housing: Housing is provided to interns as part of compensation on Mammoth Site property. Housing is residential housing near The Mammoth Site, within the town limits of Hot Springs, SD. Laundry facilities are available on site.
Education Internships
(Six available positions)
- Public Interpretation of Science
- Educational Programs
- Guest Services and Memberships
- Front Desk Operations
Deadline: February 28, 2018
Conservation Internships
(Four available positions)
- Fossil preparation, stabilization
- Research assistance
- Fossil recovery and documentation
- Field work education
Deadline: January 31, 2018
Preferred Qualifications:
Education Internships
o Advanced experience (>1 year) with public speaking and/or docent work.
o Customer Service (>1 year)
o Experience in education program delivery and development.
Conservation Internships
o One year or more of vertebrate or invertebrate preparation, and/or museum curatorial experience in vertebrate paleontology.
o A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Access, and/or ArcGIS software.
Minimum Qualifications:
Undergraduate (or higher) in the following or related majors: primary, secondary, and/or science education; tourism and/or hospitality.
Undergraduate (or higher) in the following or related majors: anthropology/archaeology, biology, geology, or museum studies.
- Availability to start work on or prior to May 14, 2018 and continue through August 17, 2018.
- Basic experience (?3 months) public speaking, teaching, and/or work with children.
- Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Solid interpersonal skills, with the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
- You must be able to lift 25-35 lbs. This is paramount to your work here at The Mammoth Site; the primary educational responsibility of a Mammoth Site intern is leading Junior & Advanced Paleontologist classes.
These classes involve repetitive lifting of buckets full of sediment.
*International Students – You must be at least in your second year at a US academic institution, have US citizenship, or previously established work visa to be considered.
Application: Visit The Mammoth Site website for your application and contact Justin Wilkins:
Wm. Justin Wilkins
In-situ Bonebed Curator & Secondary Educator Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota, Inc.
P.O. Box 692; 1800 Highway 18 Bypass
Hot Springs, South Dakota 57747
You will receive a Mammoth Site application and two academic reference forms; you must submit these materials with a current CV, unofficial university transcript and cover letter by January 31, 2018
(Conservation) or February 28, 2018 (Education).
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted August 31st

Curatorial Internship Grant Media, PA
The Decorative Arts Trust is now accepting applications for a two-year Curatorial Internship Grant. The Trust’s Internship Grants provide critical employment opportunities for emerging museum professionals at qualified institutions. This is a two-year challenge grant of $17,500 per year. The intern will receive from the Trust an additional $2,500 in funding per year to offset the cost of travel related to research and professional development programs. Potential museum and historical society collaborators should apply by September 30, 2017. The application packet must consist of a formal letter of interest describing the nature of the project(s) in which the intern will be involved during the two-year period and identifying the staff member who will supervise and mentor the intern; a statement of how the institution plans to raise the $35,000 in matching funding over two years; the supervisor’s CV; and pertinent background information related to particular initiatives, exhibitions, or research related to the intern’s planned projects. Images and a draft of a job description are strongly encouraged.
Please note that mentorship is a significant consideration in this program. The Trust's selection will be announced by October 31, with grant funds available as early as January 1, 2018.
For information about past recipients, please visit the Trust’s website.
Please submit applications by mail to The Decorative Arts Trust, 20 South Olive Street, Suite 204, Media, PA 19063 or email to
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted July 30th

Other Internships.

Curatorial Internships with the Collections Department York, PA
York County History Center
Organization Information:
The York County History Center is the foremost storyteller of York County’s diverse past that spans almost 300 years. In order for the History Center to help visitors effectively immerse themselves in York County’s diverse and memorable past, the History Center’s Interpretive Division utilizes all of the organization’s assets. It is the duty of the Collections Department to care for and exhibit the approximately 90,000 artifacts, which comprise exceptional collections of everything from Decorative Arts to Military to Quilts and Coverlets to Industrial, and much more. As a non-profit organization, it utilizes collections, historic sites and museums to help tell the American Story.
Intern Qualifications:
- Currently enrolled in undergraduate (Junior/Senior) or graduate studies majoring in history, museum studies, public history, art history, English, German or similar
- Candidates who have been graduated less than one year prior to application may also apply
- Extremely detail oriented and organized
- Must be a team player
- Able to act professionally
- Must be able to work independently
- Must be punctual
- Must be willing to learn
- Patient with a sense of humor is a plus
The History Center’s Collections Department offers up to four volunteer internships per semester, year-round. Internship start and end dates are flexible. Internships are unpaid positions.
The Collections Department has many different ongoing projects for interns, such as:
- Cataloging and Inventory
- Database Management (PastPerfect)
- Transcription of written records
- Artifact Care and Condition Reporting
- Exhibit Development
The aforementioned projects are just a few of the possibilities. Individual internships are tailored to fit each successful candidate’s skill set, what they wish to learn/accomplish and the immediate needs of the Collections Department.
The Collections Department at the York County History Center prides itself on giving its interns a well-rounded experience. Interns may have the opportunity to experience interactions with the Collections Committee, daily department operations, exhibit changes, artifact research for acquisition, deaccession or exhibit development, in addition to their actual project assignment.
Annual Application Deadlines:
- Spring Semester - November 30
- Summer Semester – March 30
- Fall Semester – August 30
Application Directions:
The preferred method is electronic.
Candidates should submit the following:
- Letter of interest focusing on relevant previous experience, what they would like to learn, what types of tasks they like to work on, and what their professional goals are
- Resume
- Email addresses for three references (at least one professor)
Application materials should be saved as PDFs and emailed to Meegan Carr, Director of Collections. The email’s subject line should state “Internship Application”.
Or, candidates may mail application materials to:
Meegan Carr, Director of Collections
York County History Center
250 E. Market Street
York, PA 17403
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted December 31st