Writing and Editing Intern (Summer 2016)

The Communications Division of the Harvard Art Museums is accepting applications for a Writing and Editing Intern. Under the supervision of the Marketing and Communications Writer, the intern will learn about the role of a writer and editorial team at a university art museum. This is an unpaid internship and the applicant must be receiving academic credit to be considered. The internship will run through August 2016.

  • Tasks will include conducting background research; arranging, assisting with, and conducting interviews; and attending and note-taking at lectures and other museums events.
  • The intern will be included in regular editorial staff meetings, and will help develop or write a number of stories for the Harvard Art Museums’ online magazine Index.
  • Assignments may range from profiles of staff members to exhibition previews. Based on the intern’s interests and abilities, there may be opportunities for the intern to pitch original story ideas as well.
  • Please note that the location for this particular position is in an off-site building in Somerville, near the Sullivan Square T. MBTA buses 86, 91 and CT2 run nearby. Hourly shuttle service is provided to and from the off-site location to the Harvard Art Museums, with the shuttle stop located on the corner of Prescott Street & Broadway in Cambridge. There is a parking lot (free) at the Somerville location if you choose to drive there.
The internship is open to qualified students who are able to begin work in or around June. The hours are flexible, but a minimum of 10 hours a week is highly desired. This internship will be particularly relevant to those interested in publishing/editing as a career. Applicants who are majoring in communications, journalism, English, or related humanities and who have a strong interest in the arts are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in the publishing/editing industry and be organized, efficient, and creative. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Outlook are required.This is an unpaid internship and the applicant must be receiving academic credit to be considered

How To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit: a résumé, cover letter, and two short (up to 500 words) writing samples to the Communications Department, Attn: Writing and Editing Internship, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 or rebecca_torres@harvard.edu. Email preferred.
Apply by:
May 16, 2016
Unpaid/Academic Credit Only