Internship Opportunities

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Summer Outdoor Sculpture Conservation Internship | North Carolina Museum of Art posted Feb 12, 2019

2110 Blue Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC 27607
United States
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Stipend: A stipend of $4,000 will be given for eight weeks of work.

The North Carolina Museum of Art Conservation Department is proud to announce a pre-program summer internship focused on outdoor sculpture and objects conservation. The internship will span eight weeks and include three days a week working on conservation and maintenance of outdoor sculptures in the Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum park. Two days of the week will be spent with the registration and conservation departments inside the museum or on visits to other conservation labs and historic sites in the area.

For more info and requirements: Summer Outdoor Sculpture Conservation Internship

How to apply:

Candidates should submit the following: Letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a professional reference
(including email, telephone and address). Applications should be submitted to Nancy Allred, by March 30th, 2019.


Corey Riley

Paid Graduate Internship | Missouri Department of Conservation posted Jan 28, 2019

330 Commerce Dr
Jefferson City, MO 65109
United States
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Salary: $14.04/hour

Work with the Missouri Department of Conservation Exhibits Staff to catalog artifacts, create condition reports, and manage the collections database for the taxidermy collection. Projects include working with the nature center managers to identify taxidermy in their collections, conduct condition reports, catalog the artifacts, and enter them into the artifact database.

For more info: Paid Graduate Internship

How to apply:

To apply:


Susan M Wachowski
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Collections Intern | Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College posted Jan 24, 2019

Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College
601 E. Main Street
Collegeville, PA
United States
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Paid Position: No

The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College (BMA) seeks a summer collections intern to work from late May (or June pending on the selected candidate's schedule) through early August 2019. Applicants should be graduate or non-Ursinus College undergraduate students studying museum studies or related subjects who are interested in a future museum career in collections care.

Under the supervision and training of BMA's Collections Manager and Senior Registrar, the intern's primary project will be to complete th e inventory, cataloging, photography, object marking and tagging of a collection of artwork included in the museum's permanent collection. Intern may have the ability to help museum staff with exhibition prep/installation, as well as other collections-based tasks.

Qualifications and required skills include the ability to work independently on projects, strong written and oral communication skills, the ability to work within a team, detail-oriented, skill in organizing resources, and proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel. Training, guidance and oversight in cataloging and storage of current accessions. Intern will have the opportunity to aid the museum in exhibition preparation as well, pending on his/her summer schedule.

Intern will be required to work a minimum of 12 hours per week, late May through early August 2019.

How to apply:

To apply, please send (via mail or e-mail): current resum e; one letter of recommendation; and a cover letter stating an interest in working in the museum industry and collections, as well as an explanation of any related experience.


Julie Choma, Collections Manager and Senior Registrar

Registration Internship (Paid) | Buffalo Bill Center of the West posted Jan 22, 2019

720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY 82414
United States
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Registration interns at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West will have the opportunity to be full-fledged members of the registration and collection management team and will gain an understanding of the day-to-day responsibilities of a Museum Registrar. Primary duties will include inventory, cataloging, and reconciling existing digital and paper records. Interns will work with the museum's collection management database, Argus, to update information and generate reports. Interns will assist in processing incoming or outgoing loans and acquisitions as needed, including generating paperwork, packing and unpacking loans, and will be trained in object handling and condition reporting.

Internships are full-time positions that are usually ten (10) weeks in length. Interns are paid $12.50 per hour for forty hours per week.

BA in Museum Studies or related discipline (History, Art History, Native American Studies, Natural Science, Anthropology), graduate student working towards Master's in Museum Studies, or recent graduate with a Master's in Museum Studies.
Knowledge of museum collections.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and database software.
Knowledge of accessioning principles and standards.

For more info: Registration Internship (Paid)

How to apply:

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Terry Harley

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