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The NSLM Internship Program provides learning opportunities for students and recent graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in museums, libraries, archives, or non-profit organizations.
Interns work directly with staff on a variety of projects and gain hands-on experience with collections and programming. Projects are assigned based on departmental needs, and the interns’ professional skills, interests, and career goals. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend guided tours and info sessions with NSLM staff from different departments.
Internship positions are unpaid. NSLM is willing to coordinate with academic programs for those students wishing to earn credit. Ideal candidates will be detail oriented high school seniors, undergraduate or graduate students (or recent graduate) with strong research, writing, and interpersonal skills. Candidates must be proficient with standard computer software.
Summer term positions are available May through August. Summer term requires at least 16 hours per week. Scheduling varies by department.
How to Apply:
Deadline for Summer 2018 applications: Deadline Extended to May 4, 2018.
Interested candidates should submit application form (download pdf below), cover letter, resume, academic transcript (unofficial is acceptable), and a writing sample, via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 positions available in the following departments:
The NSLM Curatorial Department is seeking interns to assist with permanent collection and exhibition related projects. Interns will work directly with curatorial staff and have the opportunity to learn about collection management practices and gain hands on experience with collection management database software. Projects will include, but are not limited to:
- assist with cataloging, research, and care of the permanent collection of art
- research individual works of art
- assist with research and planning for upcoming exhibitions
- develop material for educational programming
Coursework experience in Art History, History, Studio Art, Museum Studies, or Arts Management preferred.
The NSLM Education Department is seeking an energetic and detail-oriented intern to assist with our summer art workshop series in July 2018. The summer workshop series is a drop-in art program that takes place 1:00-3:00 p.m. every Friday in July. The program is aimed at children and families.
The candidate will work directly with the Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator in developing the program. The eleven-week internship will start May 15 and end July 30, 2018. The candidate is expected to work approximately five hours (one day) per week. Some work can be done remotely. The candidate will be responsible for the following:
- Designing lesson plans inspired by NSLM art and library collections
- Supervising each summer art workshop on the following dates: July 6, 12, 20, and 27
- Creating digital and physical marketing materials to publicize workshops
- Evaluating the workshop series program
- Distributing materials needed for art and educational programs at NSLM
Coursework or experience in Art Education, Education, Museum Studies, or a related field is preferred.
The Library is seeking interns to assist with a reprocessing and cataloging project for the Library’s periodical collection as well as metadata generation for a new collection of electronic resources. These files represent critical research components and require reorganization and/or cataloging. Interns will learn principles of the organization of information, cataloging according to local practice and accepted metadata standards, and the generation of keywords and phrases to promote findability in an integrated library system (ILS).
Coursework or experience in History, Art History, Museum Studies or Library Sciences preferred.
The NSLM Marketing Department is seeking a summer intern to assist with marketing, communications, and public relations projects. The intern will work directly with Marketing Department staff and have the opportunity to assist with projects such as:
- Design printed marketing materials (a post card mailer, invitation, rack card, flyer or brochure)
- Design electronic marketing pieces
- Write a press release and newsletter article
- Contribute to NSLM social media content
- Provide other support as needed to accomplish department objectives (researching, planning, scheduling, etc.)
The qualified intern will have coursework experience with graphic design and be looking to add design pieces to her or his resume. Working knowledge of InDesign and Adobe Photoshop is required. Writing experience is preferred. Proficiency in Word and Excel preferred.
The NSLM Curatorial Department is seeking an intern to assist with photography of paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and decorative art objects in the permanent collection. Intern will work directly with photographer on-site and gain experience with studio photography, lighting techniques for 2D and 3D objects, and image post-processing in Adobe CC Suite and Helicon Focus software.
Coursework experience in at least one Photography class required. Coursework experience in Studio Art, Art History, or Graphic Design preferred.