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


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

Archive & Collections Internship Greeneville, TN
Tusculum College
Purpose: To support the general mission of the Museums of Tusculum while providing a meaningful learning and professional development opportunity to a qualified graduate student from an accredited college or university.
In the summer of 2017, we are offering a 10 week (typically, May-July) internship to a qualified graduate student currently pursuing a Master’s degree in a course of study related to museums, archives, cultural site management, non-profit management or public history. Tusculum College will provide housing and a $2,500 stipend for the duration of the internship.
Project Proposed for 2017: The intern will spend the majority of his/her time at the President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library, with at least one day a week spent at the Doak House Museum. The project will focus on the unprocessed documents and objects in the museum’s collection. The intern will be inventorying, processing, and otherwise caring for the aforementioned items according to the museum’s collections standards. Furthermore, the intern will help the College fulfill the conditions of an NEH grant, funds from which will be used to purchase materials for better care of the museum’s textile collection. Knowledge of PastPerfect and excellent communication and record-keeping skills a plus. Other responsibilities may include but are not limited to, conducting tours of the President Andrew Johnson Museum, assisting staff at the Doak House Museum with summer programs and educational outreach efforts, attending professional meetings in local heritage tourism community, and presenting a report to museum staff at the conclusion of the internship.
Must be able to work in conditions with no air conditioning, walk reasonable distances, to navigate stairs, and lift 30 lbs. Subject to background check. Work hours are set according to the museum’s needs and programming schedule.
Intern will report to Dollie Boyd, Director of the Museums of Tusculum.
Application Process: The internship is open to students currently enrolled at an accredited college or university, pursuing a Master’s degree in a course of study related to museums, archives, cultural site management, non-profit management or public history. Applicants must submit a CV, cover letter, and references no later than April 30, 2015. Please contact the museum director with questions. Position is subject to a background screening.
Electronic Format is Preferred.
Send applications to:
Dollie Boyd
dboyd@tusculum.edu
Museums of Tusculum College
60 Shiloh Rd.
Box 5026
Greeneville, TN 37745
800-729-0256 ext. 5251
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 6th

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Undergraduate Internship in Museum Education Washington, DC
The Interpretation Department at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens is seeking a summer Museum Education intern.
The intern works closely with the education staff to implement and plan a variety of programs to engage visitors in the museum’s collections and stories. The education department offers programs for audiences of all ages—including lectures, hands-on workshops, festivals, as well as student and Girl Scout programs. The intern will assist the department with developing, implementing, teaching, and evaluating programs in a museum setting. The intern will gain insight and have the opportunity to develop skills related to the work performed by museum educators such as writing, researching, developing program activities, and typical administrative tasks associated with museum educators’ responsibilities.
Specific areas of focus depend on departmental needs and the intern’s skills and interests, but duties could include:
- Assist in the preparation, implementation, and evaluation of Hillwood’s annual French Festival
- Assist in the preparation for other programs, such as Girl Scout Day
- Observe and lead components of programs for summer student groups
- Attending inter-departmental planning and summary meetings
- Opportunity to interact with museum staff in meaningful ways from a variety of museum departments, such as Curatorial, Marketing, Visitor Services, and Exhibitions.
Qualifications:
- Currently obtaining an undergraduate degree in education, history, art history, museum education or studies, studio art, or related degree
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills with an ability to adapt and/or problem-solve
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Ability to work with people of all ages and backgrounds
- Interest in and curiosity about museum education
- A basic proficiency level in the use of Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Publisher and Office 365 experience a plus.
The internship will run from early June through mid-August. The internship entails a commitment of no less than 8 consecutive weeks, 16 hours per week, 3 days a week. The majority of the internship will take place during the workweek with some weekend hours required. Actual days and hours of work will be determined by mutual agreement. The internship is unpaid.
Application instructions:
To be considered for an internship, please submit resume and cover letter. Cover letter should include dates applicant is available; what skills, abilities, and experience the candidate brings to the position; and how the internship relates to the candidate’s long-term goals. The application deadline is May 1, 2017.
Please submit cover letter and resume to: intern-education@hillwoodmuseum.org.
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted April 5th

Other Internships.

2017 Paid Internships Chicago, IL
The Field Museum
The Field Museum is offering several paid internship opportunities in 2017:
- Intern, Anthropology Alliance, Latin America Curatorial Team Collections
- Intern, Anthropology Alliance, Old World Curatorial Team Collections
- Intern, Boone Scholars for East Asian Studies
- Intern, North American Anthropology Collections
- Intern, North American Biological Anthropology (Undergraduate and Graduate)
- Intern, Regenstein Pacific Collections
Details on these individual internships with instructions on how to apply may be found on
The Field Museum's website.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted March 16th



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