The Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation, an industrial heritage museum

and National Historic Landmark, is seeking undergraduate, graduate, and/or recently

graduated students for volunteer internship positions.

Located on the scenic banks of the Charles River in the historic 1814 Boston

Manufacturing Company textile mill, the CRMII is listed on the National Register of

Historic Places as America’s first factory. Businessman Francis Cabot Lowell, engineer

Paul Moody, and others founded the Boston Manufacturing Company in 1813 for the

manufacture of cotton textiles. At this site, the production of textiles–from start to

finish–under a single roof was proven. This major success is credited with advancing the

American Industrial Revolution. Hands-on exhibits feature American innovation and

invention from the 1800’s to the present day. For more information, please visit


Interns will work closely with the Director, curatorial staff members and volunteers on

collections care and management of the permanent collection, exhibition preparation,

educational programming, and other tasks relating to interpretation at the Museum.

Interns may:

▪ Assist with collection management projects, such as researching, accessioning,

cataloguing, photographing and deaccessioning collections materials.

▪ Write and/or edit object descriptions in PastPerfect, our internal collections

management database.

▪ Work to develop education materials for the public, including brochures and labels.

▪ Work to develop and promote education programs at the Museum.

▪ Help coordinate or research temporary exhibitions at the CRMII and at other



▪ Demonstrated knowledge and/or interest in history, museum studies or education.

▪ Excellent research, writing and verbal skills.

▪ Ability to work independently, set priorities, meet deadlines, and manage a number of

concurrent projects in a timely and efficient manner.

▪ Excellent computer skills, including thorough knowledge of Word, Excel and Power


How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to

For more information, please contact Katherine Davis, Executive Director, at 781-893-

5410, ext. 12.