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:
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
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 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.