Collections Internship and Museum Education Internships Washington, D.C.
National Law Enforcement Museum
The National Law Enforcement Museum, a museum currently under construction, is seeking two paid, part-time interns for the Fall 2017 semester. The Collections Intern will assist with collections documentation and display preparation. The Curatorial and Education Intern will
assist with educational programs and research exhibit content.
Collections Internship:
This internship will focus on a variety of collections management tasks as needed. Duties will include:
- Assisting the Collections Manager in preparing objects for installation in the museum’s galleries in 2018
- Responding to general public inquiries, including research requests, and corresponding with donors and vendors
- Processing new accessions and cataloging current collections using the FileMaker database system.
Curatorial and Education Internship:
This internship will focus on planning, organizing, and facilitating the museum’s educational program, as well as assisting curatorial staff. Duties will include:
- Exhibit research and other curatorial tasks as directed
- Assisting with creation and implementation of new educational programs;
- Assisting museum staff with current programs.
Both internships will begin on Tuesday, September 5th 2017 and run through Friday, December 1st 2017. The Collections Intern will primarily be managed by the Collections Manager, and the Curatorial and Education Intern will be primarily managed by the Director of Education. Both interns will work with and receive guidance and input from other Museum staff.
Candidates must be enrolled in a graduate-level Museum Studies, Library Science or Archives program (or equivalent). Applicants must be available September—December 2017.
Collections work will take place at the museum’s off-site storage facility in Forestville, Maryland; the offsite storage is not Metro-accessible and requires personal transportation.
Curatorial/Educational program work will primarily take place at the D.C. office, which is Metro-accessible.
Send resume to:, questions call 202-737-7984
Deadline for Applications is August 7th 2017.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. PostedJuly 19th

Newseum Fall Collections Internship Washington, DC
Are you looking for an exciting internship that will provide you with the skills necessary to help you obtain full-time museum employment? If so, the Newseum’s Collections Internship is for you!
The Newseum, a revolutionary 250,000-square-foot museum that promotes, explains and defends free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment, offering visitors an experience that blends five centuries of history with technology and hands-on exhibits. At the Newseum, we pride ourselves on creating up-to-the minute exhibits and actively collecting modern and historic print news materials. As a Newseum intern you will work at our museum downtown and have the opportunity to work at our storage center in Laurel, Maryland once a week (with Newseum provided transportation from DC). Internship hours are flexible and can be arranged to fit individual’s schedules - this can include morning work. You will be a member of the small, dynamic Collections team and will be able to make an enormous contribution to the work we do. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain Collections experience and be involved in the day-to-day operations of one of Washington, D.C.’s most popular museums!
Intern responsibilities will include, but are not limited to assisting the Registrar and Collections Specialist with the following tasks:
- Daily monitoring and recording of environmental conditions (temperature, relative humidity, lighting, etc.) in gallery spaces
- Processing donations and incoming loans, including cataloging artifacts in database
- Monitoring and reporting on exhibition conditions as they pertain to exhibited collections
- Assisting with the cleaning of exhibits and artifacts on display pre-opening
- Aiding in the installation and de-installation of exhibited artifacts
- Compiling information for the new Standard Facilities Report particularly regarding the environmental conditions/calculations for each of the galleries
- Helping with basic artifact conservation
- If time and interest permits, short-term, independent research projects related to the collection can be designed
For internship:
Candidates should be currently enrolled in or should have recently finished a museum-related graduate or undergraduate program, possess basic computer skills, an interest in collections/registration work, and the ability to lift 30 pounds.
Internships last for a minimum of 12 weeks beginning in early September 2017 and may be part or full time. Interns must work a minimum of 2 ½ days/week with an 8am-4pm (full day) and 8am-12pm (half day) schedule. This internship position is primarily for college credit.
Application Deadline
July 30, 2017
Application Process
Please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to:
Human Resources Department
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. PostedJuly 14th

Atlanta, GA
The Center for Puppetry Arts seeks an intern to assist the Exhibitions Director in the Museum department. This internship grants broad hands-on experience in exhibit research, curatorial writing, and collections management. Tutorials and workshops will be conducted to expose the intern to various aspects of the curatorial and collections fields. Primary duties include conducting research for future special exhibits and working with the Exhibitions Director and Collections Manager to prepare for our November 2017 gallery rotation.
In addition to the gallery rotation, the Center will be installing a new special exhibition in November and the intern will have the opportunity to assist with installation. Responsibilities will include both collections related and general exhibition tasks (i.e. installing object identifiers, cleaning plexi, hanging graphics, etc.).
The intern would work approximately 10-15 hours per week during the quarter/semester for a total of between 150 and 250 hours. Those hours may be worked in any combination at the discretion of the intern and the supervisor. This is an unpaid internship and is considered a volunteer position. Course credit may be given for the internship.
To see the desired qualifications please go to our website.
To apply please submit a resume, cover letter, a copy of transcripts and course requirements if applying for school credit to by the application deadline July 30, 2017.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. PostedJune 29th

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Intern Atlanta, GA
Center for Puppetry Arts
The Center for Puppetry Arts strives through live puppetry performances, hands-on workshops and one of the largest puppetry museums in the world to reach its mission to touch lives through the art of puppetry.
Under the supervision of the Museum Services Coordinator, Museum Education interns will assist with the daily operations involved in running a small museum. Interns will be trained to give tours and conduct educational programming designed to help museum patrons of all ages and backgrounds interact and explore the art of puppetry. This includes activities such as assisting museum staff with the museum’s mobile discovery carts on different topics, assisting with storytelling programming, giving group and individual tours, and facilitating scavenger hunts/special events.
The Center’s museum is also in charge of the docent and volunteer programs. Interns will learn how to prepare materials for training, maintain volunteer records using both Raiser’s Edge and Volgistics software, and help to run volunteer training as needed. The Museum Education intern will be given one over arching project they will develop for the entirety of their internship with the goal to have their project put into action at the end of their session. Interns will also have the opportunity to observe and learn from Center educators and artists in our unique Create-a-Puppet workshop and Distance Learning studios. This is an unpaid internship and is considered a volunteer position. Course credit may be given for the internship.
To see the desired qualifications please go to our website.
To apply please submit a resume, cover letter, a copy of transcripts and course requirements if applying for school credit to by the application deadline July 30, 2017.
Please quote Global Museum Jobs in your application. PostedJune 29th

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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