Graduate Intern Programs

Each year, the Museum is proud to host a number of Graduate level interns who study in History, Education or Museum Studies programs from around the Globe.

The Museum’s small yet supportive staff, tremendous collection, and popular events make an ideal space for implementing new ideas.

Many of our staff became who they are today from internship opportunities, and the Museum derives much of it work from the energy and excitement of our interns. This is an important and valued part of the Museum’s work.

Recent Graduate Intern Projects

  • Developing a new hands-on Children’s Exhibit
  • Researching and providing more scholarship on the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Hampshire
  • Researching objects in our collection in preparation for our involvement with the New Hampshire History Network
  • Creating new exhibits, such as ‘Bloody Work, Medicine in 18th Century America’ and ‘George Washington and the Cincinnati’

General Graduate Internship Program

Internship timing is customized between the intern and the Museum, is unpaid, but provides a valuable learning experience for the intern and the Museum alike.

To apply for a summer or fall internship, please submit resume and cover letter, with potential schedule and area of focus to Julie Williams at least 2 months in advance of desired start date.

Potential Areas of Focus

  • Education – Developing new education programs, traveling to schools, and more.
  • Programs – Revamping our signature public events
  • Curatorial – Researching our collection, developing an audio tour, organizing our library.
  • Administrative – Developing giving programs, overhauling our gift shop, more.

Exhibit Design Internship Program, Spring

This year the museum is looking to create a one year exhibit utilizing objects and materials in the museum’s collection. Reporting to the Executive Director and Operations Manager, interns will be responsible for exhibit planning, research, gathering objects, writing labels, and installation of the exhibit. Interns will also have a chance to take part in other aspects of Curatorial and Collections Management, including working with Past Perfect, cataloguing, exhibit monitoring, inventorying, and more.

A minimum of 200 hours should be completed between mid-January and May, 2016. Schedule must be predetermined and correspond with the museum’s off-season hours. Some work may be completed off-site.

Qualifications

Intern should be in the process of completing or recently completed their Master’s degree in history, museum studies or related subject. Strong interpersonal skills, detail-orientated, and excellent time management skills are needed. Prior exhibit installation experience is not required. Although the position is unpaid, this is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a Museum in transition and can be completed for course credit.

Deadline

Please submit resume, letter of interest, and two references to rpassannante@independencemuseum.org by January 13th, 2016. For information, visit: www.independencemuseum.org