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Summer Archives Intern [Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site]

Archives Intern

Expected Dates
June 15, 2015 to September 6, 2015
Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site
Position ID
The SCA applicant selected for this internship will gain valuable experience in museum collections and archives management while also proving public access to the historic photograph collection of Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site.  Specifically, the intern will have opportunities to digitize, complete missing catalog information and assist with research requests relating to the photograph collection which includes over 11,500 photographs and negatives ranging from 1840 to 1970 and encompassing a wide range of photographic processes and topics. The historic photograph collections provide critical information about all aspects of the history associated with Longfellow House and its inhabitants from roughly 1850 to 1950.  In addition to depicting the people associated with the house, the photographs include information about their associations with other famous figures (e.g., Charles Dickens), nineteenth century fashions, architecture (including important changes to the Longfellow House and grounds), aspects of Longfellow family life, and important images of foreign travel collected by family members.  The applicant selected will also be asked to identify an area of interest for a small research project to enable the intern to discover some of the connections inherent in the park’s collections.  Each week, the intern will work in partnership with the NPS Curator, Archives Specialist and Museum Technician to care for the collections, rehouse textiles, monitor environmental condition and fill research requests.
  • Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site (NHS) is located in a large and active metropolitan community where many cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities as well as other amenities are available.
  • NPS History and Mission, primary source research, field experiences at area parks and museums for career exploration and networking.
  • The internship includes opportunities to visit and learn about area museums, historic sites, and NPS units. The site is proximate to the ocean, mountains, and an array of natural and cultural gems.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Cultural/Historical Resource Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Social Sciences
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Customer Service
some experience
Data Entry
competent without supervision
Social Media
some experience
some experience
Data Analysis
some experience

Intern [The Willem de Kooning Foundation]

The Willem de Kooning Foundation is a not-for-profit, artist-endowed foundation whose mission is to foster the study and appreciation of Willem de Kooning’s life and work through research, exhibitions and educational programs.
The Foundation is offering an internship to assist with our research projects and other responsibilities. This is an opportunity to learn about Willem de Kooning in particular and the nature of an artist’s foundation. The internship will begin at the start of this summer 2015 and has the possibility to continue through the academic year.

Job Requirements

Eligibility: Candidates must be currently enrolled in a college or university art history program at a senior, masters or PhD level. Eligibility is extended to those who graduate this May 2015.
The successful candidate must demonstrate sound research, writing, proofreading and communication skills. He or she must be a detail-oriented, highly organized and discreet individual who is both a team player and self-motivated. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word and Excel) is required, and familiarity with FileMaker Pro and social media platforms is a plus. Knowledge of twentieth-century American art and specifically, Abstract Expressionism is preferred but not required. Intern may work for pay or may apply for school credit through his or her college or university and must be available to work two to three days per week.

Interested parties may submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and 2 references to: Deadline for submission is May 15, 2015.


Education and Outreach Internship [MIT List Visual Arts Center]

The MIT List Visual Arts Center is seeking an enthusiastic and curious intern to assist with and facilitate education, outreach, and public programs projects during the Summer 2015 season.



The intern will assist the Campus and Community Outreach Coordinator with research, development, and implementation of a variety of public-facing programs, including: family programs, guided tours, community programs, and exhibition-related events, writing, and outreach. Duties will shift depending on department priorities, and an intern can expect crossover with PR/Marketing/Social Media and Curatorial departments. Interns should be available two days per week; in addition, some evening and weekend hours are required.



Prospective interns should have a demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: art museums, working with youth, art education, studio or hands-on experience, gallery teaching and learning, or public speaking. Prior docent or teaching experience is a plus. Interns should be organized, able to write clearly and concisely, work with diverse visitor demographics, and have a close attention to detail. A sense of humor and flexibility are a must. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.


To apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume by May 16 to: 

Courtney Klemens

Campus and Community Outreach Coordinator

MIT List Visual Arts Center

20 Ames St., E15-109

Cambridge, MA 02139 USA

Education & Collections Intern [Lamont Gallery]


Lamont Gallery is seeking an intern for the 2015-2016 school year to work with exhibitions, gallery education, and collections. The gallery sponsors six main exhibitions yearly, hosts a number of smaller and short-term exhibitions in side bay galleries and in other locations across campus, and coordinates gallery visits and activities for PEA classes, local schools, and the general public. The intern will work closely with gallery staff to plan and implement educational outreach programs and to develop resources in conjunction with each exhibition, to support the installation process, to assist with organizing and research gallery collections, and to help with other exhibition-related activities, such as writing signage and creating temporary displays. This position is designed for a recent graduate with a degree in studio art, art history, arts administration, or a related field. Experience with gallery management and arts education is preferred, as well as familiarity with technology. Contributions in other areas of boarding school life include dormitory residence, interscholastic or club sports, or extracurricular sports. Phillips Exeter Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Collections Management Internship [The Arlington Historical Society]

The Arlington Historical Society is devoted to the discovery, interpretation, sharing, and celebration of Arlington’s rich and diverse heritage. The society operates the Smith Museum and the Colonial era Jason Russell House, site of the bloodiest battle of April 19, 1775.  For more information, visit

This spring/summer internship is to assist with collections management at the Society.  Hands on experience will come in the form of a remarkable collection of objects from a single family spanning 200 years.  Objects vary from photographs and paper to clothing. Through this the intern will learn about various issues related to collections care and management with specific emphasis on improving practices and fundraising for collections care and issues related to historic house collections management.  All training will be provided, including instruction on Past Perfect Museum Management software.

Intern hours and schedules are flexible to meet the needs of students and academic credit requirements, although interns are expected to work at least 5 hours per week for a minimum of ten weeks. To apply, send resume and letter of interest detailing availability, total or weekly hours requested/required, and area of specific interest, if any. We have a rolling deadline, and accept applications until internship positions are filled. We are happy to work with college or university departments for interns to receive academic credit.

Applicants should be enrolled in or recent graduates of a Museum Studies program or related course of study.

How To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to

Apply by:
May 06, 2015


About this Organization:
The Arlington Historical Society includes the historic Jason Russell House, site of April 19th, 1775 battle, and the Smith Museum. We preserve and interpret the history of Arlington (West Cambridge; Menotomy) MA for the public. We maintain a significant archives and collection related to town history.

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