Thursday, May 4, 2017

Maryland State Archives Internships

The Maryland State Archives in Annapolis, Maryland holds government documents dating back to the state government's creation in 1634, including paper documents, photographs, and maps. They also have an extensive digitized collection accessible online and are continuing the digitization process. The archives offers year-round volunteer internships for high school, undergraduate, and grad students. They also occasionally offer paid internships, which are listed on their website when available.

Information on Opportunity:

  • Available to students attending school in Maryland or Maryland residents attending school out-of-state, including:
    • High school students
    • Undergraduates
    • Graduate students
  • Internship departments:
    • Archival Management
    • Historical Research
    • Electronic Archives
  • Possible tasks:
    • Research
    • Writing
    • Web design
    • Electronic imaging
    • Computer programming
    • Record stripping
    • Accessioning
  • Emphasis on computer technology in historical research and archiving
  • May require off-site work
  • Available throughout school year and summer
  • More information here
  • Mail application
  • Required materials (as of 5/5/17)
    • Cover Letter
    • Maryland State Employment Form (available on website)
    • Letter of recommendation from faculty member
    • Writing sample
    • Unofficial academic transcripts
  • More information here
Check the Maryland State Archives website for information on other jobs and volunteer work.

This information was all taken from the MSA website and can only be guaranteed as up-to-date as of 5/5/2017. Always check the organization's website for the most current information.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Architecture Fellowship at Old Salem Museum (North Carolina)

Old Salem Museums and Gardens is a restored eighteenth century town in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where Moravians, a Protestant group who immigrated from the Czech Republic to America, had an early settlement which grew into a thriving town. The town features craftsmen, a tavern restaurant, shops, one of the oldest women's boarding schools in the country, an African American church museum, and more. The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts was also built next to the historic district to interpret colonial material culture. Old Salem offers a variety of opportunities, including an architecture fellowship for post-graduate "young or new scholars."

Opportunity Information:

  • Post-graduates
  • Architectural history fellowship with the following constraints on subject matter:
    • Pre-1860
    • Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina,Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana
  • Final product created:
    • Report of findings (to be placed in the museum's research library)
    • Can discuss publishing other articles on research
    • Must acknowledge fellowship in any additional publications or presentations
  • Money will be provided as determined by the fellow and museum (see below)
  • Money earned is taxable by IRS standards
  • More information here:
  • Applications accepted at any time
  • Must submit:
    • Project summary and timeline
    • Budget outline and fellowship request
    • Final product summary
    • Evidence of qualification to complete project (resume, letters of recommendation, etc.)
  • Online or mail application
  • More information here

Last updated on Historically Accurate: January 8, 2017. Always be sure to check the organization's website for the most up-to-date information. All information in this listing is taken from Old Salem's website.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Corning Museum of Glass Internships (New York)

The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York (near the Finger Lakes region of NY and somewhat close to the Pennsylvania border) is dedicated to interpreting and preserving the science and art of glassmaking. It presents glassmaking demonstrations and hands-on workshops in addition to its extensive collection of historic glassware. The museum offers unpaid internships, accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Internship information:

  • Unpaid
  • Rolling admission (no set application deadlines)
  • Open to college students from various majors
  • Internships departments/programs:
    • Volunteer Program coordination
    • Collections Management
    • Education
    • Special Collections, Library, and Archives
    • Glassmaking Demonstration (3 months)
    • Flameworking and Properties of Glass
    • Library Public Services
    • Conservation Department Trainee Program (grad students and post-grads with experience with glass)
  • Get more information here: 
  • Note: These guidelines are subject to change; be sure to check the organization website for updated information when applying
  • Rolling admission
  • Submit via email:
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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Fuller Craft Museum Internships (Massachusetts)

The Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts (south of Boston) exhibits the work of artists who specialize in crafting artistry, such as fiber arts, shoemaking, collage, etc. The museum has a set of rotating exhibitions and features events, lectures, and fun public programs to engage the public as well as artist-taught craft workshops. The collection's focus is on contemporary art and welcomes exhibition proposals from artists. The museum offers part-time internships for undergraduate and grad students interested in museum work.

Internship Information:

  • 8-15 hour per week commitment
  • Upperclassmen undergraduates and grad students welcome
  • "Apply early, before the college semester begins"
  • Departments available to intern with:
    • Marketing Intern: Design
      • Design print and online content
      • Experience with InDesign, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver (preferably)
      • Majoring in graphic design
      • Written and verbal communication, organization, computer skills
    • Marketing Intern: Social Media
      • Familiarity with "Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Hootsuite, Blogging, Microblogging, Pictures, Copy, Videos"
      • Marketing and Communications majors preferred
      • Responsibilities: Regularly updating social media accounts, Researching for update content, Maintaining good rapport with public and other departments
    • Education Intern
      • Experience leading art programs or developing curriculum is desirable
      • Education, Studio Art, Art History, Museum studies majors preferred
      • Research artists, Develop educational materials, Run programs, Give tours, etc.
    • Event Planning Intern
      • 4-month internship ending in mid-January
      • Coordinate and organize Bridal Fair
      • Assist with responding to event rental inquiries
      • 5-10 hour per week commitment
      • Arts Administration, Event Planning, or other relevant major
      • Those with a degree but not enrolled in college currently may be considered
  • Electronic application; cover letter and/or resume, depending on the internship
  • Check for more information here

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All information about Fuller Craft Museum is taken from its website. This post was last updated on 10/9/2016. Applicants should check the museum's website for the most up-to-date information.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Henry Ford Museum Internship and Fellowship (Michigan)

The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan (near Detroit) offer a graduate internship and fellowship program. Greenfield Village is an 80-acre living history museum featuring a variety of buildings significant to American history, working farms, historic crafts, a historic "downtown", a working historic locomotive, and more. The Henry Ford Museum spotlights objects showcasing American inventions and innovations. Also on-site is the Ford Rouge Factory, featuring the Manufacturing Innovation Theater.

Simmons Graduate Internship Program

  • For current grad students pursuing careers in museums, historical agencies, conservation, or a related area
  • Experience working in an American history museum
  • Minimum 12-week internship
  • Negotiable start and end dates
  • For more information, including contact information, click here
  • For those interested in using the Henry Ford automotive collection for research
  • Researchers from all disciplines, career fields welcome
  • A wide variety of candidates is welcome: curators, doctoral candidates, students, teachers, archivists, etc.
  • Two-week to two-month period, full-time research
  • Can cover any area of automotive history
  • Research should be for a particular project
  • up to $2,400 will be provided to defray expenses
  • At least one fellowship awarded a year
  • Applications typically accepted between March to the end of December for a fellowship the following year (always check the website for current dates)
  • More information here
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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Internships (Massachusetts)

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts is dedicated to the art of children's book illustration, including permanent galleries and temporary exhibitions. Basically, it sounds incredible. The museum holds over 13,000 works of art and runs educational programming, professional training for educators, and graduate programs in library science and children's literature in conjunction with Simmons College. The site also features an art studio, theater, picture book library, and research library. The Carle offers summer, fall, spring, and J-term internships to undergraduate and grad students in a variety of areas of focus, including some paid opportunities.

Internship Information:

  • Open to undergrad and grad students
  • Flexible work hours; some weekend and holiday work may be required for events
    • Spring and Fall internships: 120 hour minimum, 8 hours/week minimum
    • Unpaid Summer internships: 175 hours, 20-25 hours/week
    • J-term: 20 hours/week, 1-2 weekend days
  • Academic credit can be arranged with your college
  • Housing, meal, travel expenses not provided for though local public transportation is sometimes available
  • Internships available:
    • Art Studio Internship (Fall, J-Term, Spring, Summer) - art education, working with kids, open to undergrads, unpaid
    • Collections and Exhibitions (Summer) - collections care and management, art and database work, unpaid
    • Development and Marketing (Fall, J-Term, Spring, Summer) - fund-raising, office works, promotional work, unpaid
    • Trinkett Clark Internship (Paid Summer) - college juniors, seniors, and grad students pursuing museum or art careers; 8 weeks; collections and education/outreach
    • Alix Zecharias Internship (Paid Summer) - college juniors, seniors, graduates, and grad students; 8 weeks; mentored by executive director, work in marketing and education
  • Typical Due Dates (always check the organization website for the most up-to-date information):
    • Paid Summer Internships: February 15
    • Unpaid Summer Internships: April 1
    • Fall: August 1
    • J-Term: November 10
    • Spring: November 10
  • Application materials (again, always check the organization website):
    • Application
    • Cover Letter
    • Resume or CV
    • Letters of Recommendation (two if applying to a paid opportunity)
    • Official Transcript (paid opportunities)
    • Mail or e-mail
For more information about the internships, click here.

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Barnes Art Museum Internships (Philadelphia)

The Barnes Foundation, who run both an art museum in Philadelphia and an arboretum in Merion, PA, offer internship programs for undergraduate and grad students. The Barnes is a unique art museum located near the Philadelphia Museum of Art, encompassing an extensive collection of some of the biggest names in impressionist and early modern art that belonged to one man who insisted his collection be kept inside of his home. Thus the gallery space is set up exactly as his home was and the art is hung in the same spaces as in his original home, which had become too small a space for the amount of visitors wanting to see the unparalleled collection.

Internship Information:

  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Summer, fall, and spring internships
  • Semester or longer internships available
  • Departments available:
    • Arboretum
    • Archives
    • Art Education
    • Art Library
    • Conservation
    • Curatorial
    • Development (Giving)
    • Finance
    • Graphic Design
    • Horticulture Education
    • Human Resources
    • Information Technology
    • Legal
    • Marketing and Social Media
    • Membership
    • PR
    • Publications
    • Registration
    • Visual Resource, Website
  • Summer internship: 8 consecutive weeks, at least 2 days/week, Friday mandatory enrichment activities
  • Typical Deadlines:
    • Summer: March 1
    • Fall: June 1
    • Spring: October 1
  • Application, resume, essay, transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation mailed
  • More information here