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Internship Opportunity at the 9/11 Memorial


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.

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.

 Currently enrolled as (or a recent graduate of) an undergraduate or
graduate program in liberal arts, museum studies, public history, or
 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.

 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.

 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.

Fwd: Internship with the Guantanamo Public Memory Project

Guantánamo Public Memory Project

Media Engagement Intern

Summer 2014 – Fall 2014

About the Guantánamo Public Memory Project

“Guantánamo” has become an international symbol of torture, detention, national security, and conflict over America’s “War

on Terror.” After more than a decade of bitter struggle over whether and how to “close Guantánamo,” over 150 prisoners

remain at the US naval station (Gitmo). This struggle has, however, largely obscured the much longer history of Gitmo, and

the many generations of people that have spent time at the site. These include Cuban workers in exile after the Revolution;

Haitian refugees with HIV; and many American families. Gitmo and its residents have been inextricable, if often invisible,

parts of America’s deepest policy conflicts: immigration, public health, human rights, and national security.

The Guantánamo Public Memory Project seeks to build public awareness of the century-long history of Gitmo, and foster

dialogue on the future of this place and the policies it shapes. The Project involves a growing collaboration of universities

and organizations, coordinated from Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights as part of its Alliance for

Historical Dialogue and Accountability. The Project includes a website, traveling exhibit, and an ever-expanding collection of

oral histories, images and other digital media, and physical artifacts contributed by those who have spent time at Gitmo.

About the Internship

The Media Engagement Intern will join the Project Communications team, which manages the project website, blog, social

media channels, newsletters, and other forms of outreach. The intern will take a prominent role in developing new online

strategies, and in engaging with both project participants and the wider public through online channels.


• Collaborate with Web Editor in development of project website and blog: draft blog posts; refresh existing content;

monitor blog traffic.

• Promote project’s online presence: engage social media channels; respond to online traffic, trends and comments;

galvanize SMS participation.

• Enhance membership engagement: contribute to monthly newsletter; develop LinkedIn presence.

• Establish relationships with similar projects, universities, museums and institutions: targeted media outreach including

pitching and placing content; collaborate with Marketing Intern to identify and recruit new host venues.

• Develop media library (images, videos, audio): prepare oral history videos for publication; research and collect relevant

online media; build familiarity with and promote project’s existing media collection.


• Graduate student or recent graduate in history, public history, museum studies, human rights, American Studies, Latin

American and Caribbean Studies, or related field

• Background and research experience in one or more subject areas related to GTMO’s history, such as 19th/early 20th

century American imperialism, Caribbean studies, refugee policy, military history, Cold War, public health

• Experience editing blogs and/or using social media for publicity purposes

• Excellent writing and organization skills – ability to work independently to hit writing deadlines

• Strong research skills – comfortable diving into archives or Twitter feeds in search of relevant information

• Able to commit to 10+ hours per week, through summer and fall of 2014. Willingness to commit to full year of

participation a plus

• The intern will work remotely, but will need to attend regular meetings in the vicinity of Washington Square Park

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to gitmomemory@gmail.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a final

deadline of June 6, 2014. Internship will begin in mid-June.

Summer Internship Opportunity, Museum of the City of NY

See below for an internship opportunity from alum Emily Miranker:


Public Programs at the Museum of the City of New York seeks an intern who is currently enrolled in college or graduate school to assist with all aspects of administration of programming, including event planning and management, assisting in event set up and break down, ticketing and customer service, conducting research both on audience development, materials and equipment as well as program and speaker content, social media marketing and data tracking. The ideal candidate is energetic, creative, detail-oriented, passionate about New York City and cultural life and interested in real world experience in programming and nonprofit administration. Hours during the week are flexible, but some evening and weekend availability is necessary. Applicant must be able to commit to a minimum of three months.


To apply please visit: http://www.mcny.org/content/jobs-interns-volunteers



Guantánamo Public Memory Project Collections Internship, Spring/Summer 2014

About the Guantánamo Public Memory Project

The Guantánamo Public Memory Project (GPMP) is a national multi-media project that seeks to build public awareness of the long history of the US naval station at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and foster dialogue on its possible futures and the policies it shapes. Steered from Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, the Project has brought together 13 national universities and their community partners to create a traveling exhibitweb platform, and series of public dialogues on the base’s history from 1898 to the present.  Student teams worked with individuals who worked, lived, served, or were held on the base, and collaborated across geographical, cultural, and political context to produce this exhibit, opening dialogue on the difficult questions it raises. Each student-community team developed one of 13 exhibit panels, which together are now traveling across the country to each of the communities that created them, with public programs hosted in each place. The exhibit opened in December 2012 at New York University’s Kimmel Windows Gallery and is booked through the end of 2014 at 12 other institutions.

The GPMP team is currently working with Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library to build the publicly accessible Guantánamo Public Memory Project Collection archive, which is housed at the university’s Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research. The Project’s digital material is housed by the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), a partnership between the University of Florida and Florida International University. The collections include documents, photographs, audio and video interviews, and other material about GTMO, documenting the social history of everyday life on the base at different moments as well as periods of crisis and conflict.  The material is being donated on an ongoing basis by individuals across the country with diverse experience at GTMO.  

About the Internship

The Guantánamo Public Memory Project collections internship is an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on and specialized experience researching, developing, digitizing and cataloging collections. In particular, the GPMP collections intern will work with Project staff to:


  • Build digital collection on dLOC by uploading all Project’s current digital holdings and creating metadata; 
  • Build physical archive with Columbia Rare Books and Manuscripts library, working closely with Columbia’s Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research Librarians;
  • Identify and liaise with potential donors and oral history candidates from Project database of over 300 people with direct experience at GTMO and incorporate new materials into both collections;
  • Maintain internal archive of Project materials (e.g. photographs, event programs) from each exhibit venue;
  • Promote collections via blog, social media and related digital platforms;
  • Perform additional related research and outreach as needed. 



  • Ability to commit at least 10 hours/week for at least one semester
  • Graduate student in library science, museum studies, history, or related field
  • Experience with archival processing and knowledge of digitization standards and technology
  • Background in one or more subject areas related to GTMO’s history, such as 19th/early 20th century American imperialism, Caribbean studies, refugee policy, military history, Cold War
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to work independently and creatively

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Julia Thomas at jat453@nyu.edu with the subject “GPMP Collections Intern” by February 14, 2014.

 Please note this is an unpaid position, but can be taken for academic credit if permitted by institution/department.


Internship Opportunity at Independent Film Company

Job Description: Administrative intern needed in the office of Academy Award nominee Writer/Director John Sayles and Producer Maggie Renzi:

•Producers of GIRLFIGHT, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance

We are looking for part-time Administrative Interns who are dependable and have previous office experience.  This is NOT an on-set position, but an administrative support position where you will learn to understand the workings of an independent film company.    

Contact us: Please email a cover letter explaining why you are interested in working for us, and a resume to keetin@anarchistsconvention.com 
Include subject heading: ”Attn. INTERNSHIP COORDINATOR”. 

1-2 days a week, flexible schedule.  3-5 months.  Looking to start 3rd week of September.  College Credit available.  Unpaid, but transportation and lunch included.