Prime internship season is right around the corner! Here are some recently advertised opportunities.
Camden Shipyard & Maritime Museum of Camden, New Jersey is seeking interns who want to experience the launch of a new museum, including exhibit planning and community outreach. If you are up for the challenge contact:
Leslie Watson, Director
PAID INTERNSHIP: Peter Wentz Farmstead, Montgomery County Office of Communications, Pennsylvania.
The Peter Wentz Farmstead, a restored 18th century Pennsylvania-German home and farm, is looking for a summer intern interested in a career in history or museums. The internship offers experience with a broad range of museum responsibilities. Submit letters of interest by May 10.
Mark Turdo, Curator
PAID INTERNSHIP: Web Intern, The Morgan Library & Museum, NYC
The Morgan Library & Museum is seeking a Web Intern to assist the Web Manager with a variety of tasks such as data entry, scanning, processing images for the Web, and other activities related to the Morgan’s online presence. The Web Intern will provide support for projects that involve working in Adobe PHOTOSHOP, MS Access, and coding HTML, and help to develop and maintain websites built with Drupal. $10/hour. Email cover letter and resume to Human Resources:
VOLUNTEER: Fete Day Volunteers, Elfreth’s Alley, June 8
Elfreth’s Alley, the only site in Philadelphia dedicated to 300 years of working class history, will celebrate Fete Day on June 8, 2013. Fete Day, a Philadelphia tradition dating to the 1930s, is one of only two yearly opportunities to see inside the historic homes of Elfreth’s Alley. This Fete Day will include historic interpreters, 18th century food, storytellers, music and so much more. None of it is possible, though, without volunteers. We are looking for friendly, history-loving people to help out on June 8th from 11am-5pm. Volunteers will be asked to learn a little of the street’s history, direct the flow of visitors through the homes, take tickets, answer visitor’s questions, and share their passion for history on Fete Day. For more information please contact Loretta at moc.liamgnull@muesumyellashterfle.
INTERNSHIP: Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks
Summer Internships in Visitor Services, Historic Site Administration & Operation. Interests: History, Architecture, Decorative Arts, Cultural & Historic Tourism, Arts & Non-profit Administration, Publicity, Marketing, Program Development, Grant Writing, Collections Management, Gardening, Museum Education.
Description: Interns participating in Landmarks Internship Program in Visitor Services will spend two days a week serving as guides and helping to publicize tours at the Powel and Physick Houses, and one day a week providing administrative support in the Landmarks central office and at the sites. To apply contact:
Katie Greeninger, Visitor Services Internship Coordinator
INTERNSHIP: Philadelphia History Museum, Visitor Services Internship
The Philadelphia History Museum is looking for a bright, knowledgeable, motivated person for an unpaid internship assisting our Visitor Services Department. This internship is a valuable opportunity for someone pursuing a degree in Museum Studies or interested in working in a museum or as a volunteer coordinator to gain additional experience. Send cover letter and resume (by May 8) to:
Don’t see what you want here? Think about the type of internship you want and make inquiries. The links on the right are another good place to start.