Spring Curatorial Internships Washington, DC
Supreme Court of the United States
The Office of the Curator at the Supreme Court of the United States is currently accepting applications for Spring 2018 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. All applications and other required materials must be submitted by October 15 to receive consideration.
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 September 22nd

Education Internships San Francisco, CA
Full-time, residential Education Internships in the Presidio of San Francisco
The Presidio Heritage Program is recruiting full-time interns to live and work in the Presidio of San Francisco for 1 year. We operate out of the Presidio Officers’ Club museum where we have award-winning exhibitions, weekly free lectures and music events, and educational programs for students and families. We are recruiting for two Education Interns who will teach cultural and environmental education programs to students throughout the Bay Area.
Deadline for applications: October 15
Start Date: mid-January, 2018.
Click here for full position descriptions and to apply
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. Posted September 16th

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
Email: justinw@mammothsite.org
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

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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 thetrust@decorativeartstrust.org.
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