Fall 2017 Curatorial Internships Washington, DC
United States Supreme Court
The Office of the Curator at the Supreme Court of the United States is currently accepting applications for Fall 2017 internships. For more than 40 years, interns have played an integral role in the Curator’s Office, contributing their skills and enthusiasm to completing substantive projects that assist the curatorial staff in fulfilling our mission to preserve the records and history of the Supreme Court and provide visitors with information on Court history and architecture. Additionally, all interns gain valuable public speaking and interpersonal skills by regularly conducting tours and Courtroom Lectures and by staffing a Visitor Desk.
A detailed description of the program and application instructions can be found on the Supreme Court’s website. Please share this link with any students who may be interested in applying. All applications and other required materials must be submitted by Thursday, June 15 to receive consideration for the fall.
Please note: Interns will gain an understanding of museum practices and procedures and receive a thorough introduction to the history and functions of the Supreme Court, however this is not a legal internship. It does not involve working with legal functions of the Court. Internships are unpaid. Interns are encouraged to pursue academic credit through their institutions of study and in consultation with the Supreme Court Internship Program.
Please submit questions regarding the Supreme Court Internship Program via web form or by phone at 202-479-3415.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted May 12th

2017 Graduate Internship Jacksonville, IL
Illinois College (Khalaf Al Habtoor Archives)
The Khalaf Al Habtoor Archives at Illinois College seeks a graduate intern for Fall 2017 (mid-August – mid-December 2017, flexible start and end dates). The position includes a generous stipend of approximately $4,000 as well as free on-campus housing.
Current, graduate or recently graduated students from MA or MLIS programs in history, public history, archival studies, historical administration, art history, library sciences, and related disciplines are eligible to apply. Students interested in a career in archives, records management, public history, and museums are especially encouraged. Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.
Interns may select from a variety of projects that emphasize their interests, strengths, and professional goals. The selected intern will work closely with the Archivist/Curator on a range of short- and long-term projects. The intern will gain experience with the day-to-day management of a campus archive, including aiding in research requests, managing the reading room, as well as assisting with related programs and/or activities in the campus archive and/or museum. The intern will also help oversee a team of undergraduate student workers, gaining skills in indirect supervision and will serve as a mentor.
While the internship is intended to provide a range of hands-on and practical experiences, the selected intern will focus his or her energy and attention on a main project throughout the semester.
A few examples include:
- Processing the papers of Congressman Paul Findley (1921-present), approximately 60 linear feet, including family records, correspondence, Congressional records, photographs, audio-visual materials, and artifacts. Much of this collection has been rehoused and inventoried, but requires further processing, organization, and description
- Processing the correspondence of IC President Charles Rammelkamp (1905-1932), approximately 15 linear feet, including correspondence with dignitaries, covers the college’s involvement in the First World War, and ICs Centennial in 1929
- Process the records of Sorosis, a local women’s literary society (1869-present), approximately 10 linear feet, that emphasizes women’s activism and education
- Aid in collection inventories and creating finding aids
- Conduct research on museum artifact and document collections
- Assist in rehousing museum document collections
- Assist in digitizing select collections to be made available to the campus community. Lead an effort to generate digital humanities projects at Illinois College and add collections to SharedShelf and Artstor (through 2019).
In conjunction with their project, the intern will produce a final product such as a public presentation on his or her work, create an exhibit, or work closely with an undergraduate class on a specific project.
To apply:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references by June 1, 2017. Applications should be sent electronically as one PDF or Word Document to Samantha.sauer@mail.ic.edu. Please use the subject line “Graduate Internship Application.” References should be able to speak to the applicant’s academic abilities, dependability, and interest in the field. No phone calls please.
About Illinois College:
Illinois College is a residential, private liberal arts college located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 70 miles northeast of Saint Louis, Missouri, and 30 miles west of Springfield, the Illinois state capitol. True to its founding vision in 1829, Illinois College is a community committed to the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in the liberal arts. Illinois College promotes academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity through an increasingly diverse student population, currently comprised of 26 percent underrepresented students. The College develops in its students qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service, fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted May 3rd

Summer Education Internship
Denver, CO
Molly Brown House Museum
The intern will work with the Director of Education on various programming for all ages including school aged, scouts, and adult groups. The intern will spend a majority of their time performing outreach programs as well as tours on site for school groups coming to the site. They will also work with the Director of Education to create new and innovative programming for school groups and other various groups. The intern will work with the Director of Education on evaluation efforts both onsite and offsite.
A degree or working towards a degree in history, education and/or social studies is required. A love of working with the public in various settings and children is also required.
This internship is unpaid but the museum can work with interns school for credit. Intern must be able to work flexible hours. This internship varies from 15-20 hours a week, depending on schedule, starting in June and ending in August.
Background check will be required. Transportation is also required as the intern will be traveling to various schools and locations in the Denver Metro area.
Physical/Mental Requirements:
This position requires walking or standing to a significant degree. Physical demands associated with the essential functions include reaching, handling, talking and/or hearing (ordinary conversation) and seeing (near and far acuity, depth perception, field of vision, accommodation and color vision). Required are the abilities to apply principles of logic or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to interpret a variety of technical instructions in various forms; to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; to utilize spatial, visual and tactile discrimination; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and volunteers, supervisory staff, other organizations and agencies, and the general public.
To apply, send resume, cover letter and three references to:
Jamie Melissa Wilms
Molly Brown House Museum
1340 Pennsylvania St.
Denver, CO 80203
(No phone calls please)
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Historic Denver, Inc., the parent company of the Molly Brown House Museum, is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by state or local law. Prospective employees are subject to a background check.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 29th

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Summer Internship Mount Carroll, IL
International Preservation Studies Center
The International Preservation Studies Center is currently accepting applications for the position of 2017 Summer Intern.
The International Preservation Studies Center offers truly unique internships that are custom built to meet the professional goals of each intern. This internship is beneficial to those interested in collections management, non-profit administration, marketing, and graphic design.
To apply for an internship, please fill out and submit the application here. If you have questions, contact Sarah Connors at connors@preservationcenter.org.
Click here for more information about IPSC's intern program and how to apply.
*IPSC does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, color, religion, creed, age, sex, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or ancestry in the administration of its policies, scholarships, internships, or programs. Women, ethnic and sexual minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 19th

Other Internships.

Intern (1 opening) Bonham, TX
Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site
Brief Description of Duties: The Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site has one internship opening for the summer of 2017:
- Option I/Collections: Interns may work on one or more of the following projects: packing and storing artifacts; cataloging and researching the museum collection; taking digital photographs of artifacts; re-housing and cleaning artifacts; data entry of collections records; and organizing site resources.
- Option II/Interpretation: Interns may work on one or more of the following projects: develop themed tours of historic house; develop engaging programming and events for the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site; develop off-site programming and outreach for schools and other community organizations; and develop multi-sensory tours and/or accessible tours for groups with various abilities.
Desired Qualifications: Interest in museums, history, and/or education. Strong writing, research and communications skills. Strong organizational, multitasking and people skills. Knowledge of American and Texas history. Knowledge of standard office computer skills, including database software and word processing. Ability to work independently and on detailed tasks. Degree or expected degree in anthropology, archeology, archival/library studies, art, art history, education, history, museum studies, political science, social studies, sociology, or a related field. Demonstrated interest in museum programs, education and/or history.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (negotiable)
Project Supervisor: Anne Ruppert, Curator, Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site
Term of Position: Preferably May—August, 2017 (negotiable)
Who may apply: Applications will be accepted from currently enrolled college students who are in their second, third or fourth year of coursework as well as graduate students and recent Bachelor’s and Master’s degree graduates.
Compensation: This is an unpaid position.
How to apply: Submit resume, official transcript and the completed Texas Historical Commission internship application,
found here to:
Texas Historical Commission
Staff Services, Attn: Internship Program
P.O. Box 12276
Austin, TX 78711
Closing Date: May 19, 2017
Start Date: Negotiable
To learn more about previous SRHSHS interns, visit this site.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 12th

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