Category Archives: Internships

Internship: Waterfront Alliance

The Waterfront Alliance is seeking a social media and online communications intern to support day-to-day communications, with a specific focus on social media and online communications. This position offers an enriching and rewarding opportunity to work with a small team to convey and engage a diverse audience under the organization’s new brand (launched this past July).

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Paid Gallery Internship

Eric Firestone Gallery is seeking highly motivated interns for its New York City space. Interns will work on a small team in a fast-paced setting, assisting in daily operations and working independently on specific projects as needed.  We are looking for interns who are organized, detail-oriented, and eager to learn about art business. Applicants must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a professional demeanor.  The major responsibilities of this internship include maintaining the gallery’s archive and helping with scholarship on the contemporary artists, historic estates, and archives that we work with.
This is a paid internship. Candidates should be willing to commit to at least two days per week (Tuesday-Saturday) beginning in September and continuing through December.
Please send a resume and cover letter to internships [at] ericfirestonegallery [dot] com.

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.

Internships with the American Museum of Natural History

The North American Archaeology Department of the American Museum of Natural History offers Lab Researcher Internship positions in the North American Archaeology Lab (NAARCH Lab) for undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students. The interns will handle, store, and analyze a wide variety of artifacts from southeastern North America. Lab interns have the opportunity to work with faunal remains, lithics, Native American and European ceramics, Spanish colonial artifacts, and numerous other material types. Lab work typically consists of washing, cataloging, and organizing recent collections as well as data management. Additional projects have involved fine-grained sorting of excavated materials, non-destructive analysis using PXRF, and basic level artifact analysis and documentation. In addition to lab work, interns will also be considered for our ongoing fieldwork program in Georgia, USA (offered only for the fall and spring semester). Our fieldwork package offers room and board, transportation, and a monetary stipend for three weeks.

Individuals interested in joining the NAARCH Lab Internship should be highly motivated, patient, detail-oriented, and professional. Individuals who have not yet completed their junior year need not apply unless they have extensive experience that off-sets their lack of academic training. Prior archaeological experience in either the field or in the lab is not necessary but will be a factor in our selection. The application form can be found at: http://www.amnh.org/our-research/anthropology/policies-links/internship-program Remember to specify your interest in North American Archaeology on the application.

The internships are unpaid. A paid position is possible dependent on departmental funding. You may indicate your interest in a paid position on the application, but please be aware that checking only the paid position box may affect your chances. Course credit can be offered to those individuals currently enrolled in an accredited school of higher learning. The North American Archaeology Lab offers three internship sessions a year (summer, fall, and spring). The NAARCH department asks interns to commit to two or three days a week, for a period of 10 weeks per semester. The number of interns accepted varies according to the research goals per semester.

Internship Application Deadlines

• Summer Session (June to September), submit February 1 – April 1
• Fall Session (September to December), submit June 27 – August 4
• Spring Session (February to May), submit October 1 – December 1

Interested applicants must submit a resume or CV, contact information for three references, a one page statement of purpose and the completed application form. The statement of purpose should briefly outline the applicant’s prior experience in archaeology as well as their future plans within the discipline. Individuals with questions should feel free to email tblaber@amnh.org

Applications may be sent to tblaber@amnh.org or mailed to:

Thomas Blaber
Anthropology Department
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, New York 10024-5192