Internship Opportunity at the 9/11 Memorial

PUBLIC PROGRAMS INTERN

POSITION OVERVIEW:
The Public Programs Intern will work under the supervision of the Public
Programs Coordinator and Public Programs Associate to support a wide range
of needs in the implementation of programs, which include film screenings, live
talks, and special programs for the National September 11 Memorial Museum. The
internship will provide the student with the opportunity to develop practical
skills in a museum environment, to introduce the student to a diversity of
museum professionals, to receive routine and instructive feedback on their work,
and to learn how public programming and interpretive professionals are
involved in managing and developing museum programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The Intern will facilitate auditorium programming by offering logistical and
administrative support, research for upcoming events, and assisting
coordination between the Public Programs team and other departments. When
time allows, the intern will work on special projects related to the
conceptualization and implementation of events. This is a dynamic position that
will afford the intern hands-on experience with multiple aspects of the Museum’s
operation and mission. The intern will be actively engaged in these efforts
through an education project that involves the following activities:
 Provide production support during regular live events, including
coordination of speakers and technicians, monitoring event timing, and
communicating with other departments.
 Support diverse administrative tasks, including collaboration with the
Museum’s Collections and Exhibitions departments.
 Conduct research for upcoming presentations and programs.
 Support education and public programming special projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
 Currently enrolled as (or a recent graduate of) an undergraduate or
graduate program in liberal arts, museum studies, public history, or
communications.2
 Interest in public programs, public history and/or cultural institutions.
 Self-starter, takes initiative, works well independently, ability to assess
priorities and work well under pressure, and capacity to exercise
discretion and professionalism with staff and public.
 Excellent organization, written, oral communication, research skills.
 A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook.

INTERNSHIP CREDIT:
 The internship duration will be for the Fall 2014 term between the months
of September and December.
 The intern will be expected to engage in the internship 10-20 hours per
week during regular business hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 The Memorial Museum will work with the intern’s university program to
meet any specific for-credit internship guidelines.
 This is an unpaid internship. Interns are not disqualified from, but are not
entitled to, a position with the National September 11 Memorial Museum
upon completing their internship.

HOW TO APPLY:
 Include title of internship in the email subject field.
 Please state the location where job posting was seen.
 Send cover letter and resume to museum[at]911memorial.org
 Please visit our web site at http://www.911memorial.org.

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