2016 Summer Museum Internships

American Independence Museum, Exeter, NH

The internships will provide a solid introduction to museum work with emphasis on: developing and executing educational programs; day-to-day museum operations, including events and museum shop; maintaining and cataloguing a museum collection; supporting fundraising and marketing efforts. Interns will have a research project on which to work, to be presented at the conclusion of the internship and will learn to give tours of the museum, as well. The schedule is two days a week (14 hours a week total) which must include Wednesdays and one other day of the intern’s choosing (during the museum’s open hours). Intern must be available during the American Independence Festival on July 16, 2016. The duration of the internship is 10-12 weeks, with an anticipated start date of May 30, 2016. Interns who can begin earlier than May 30 are welcome to do so. Those interested in the Education Department and would like to take a more active role in assisting with school programs are encouraged to begin earlier as well. Interns should be in the process of completing their Bachelor’s degree in history, education, museum studies or a related subject. 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. Self-motivation, flexibility, and the ability to work well with others—especially children—are required. To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and a list of three references to apietrantonio@independencemuseum.org by March 15, 2016. Posted on: 01/14/2016