Volunteer internships at the Museum are available for interested individuals. Interns have the opportunity to work on specific projects with the museum staff. Internships introduce interns to the broad spectrum of museum work and to museum staff, departments, programs, and operations.
The Museum accepts interns according to the needs of the Museum. Typically…
Internships are provided each semester when projects and supervisors are available.
Interns may work in the departments of collections, education or administration.
Internships last the duration of both spring and summer terms (May through August) but can also be accommodated during Fall (September – December) and Winter (January-April) semesters.
The number of hours worked each week will be determined by the scope of the project or the number of hours required by the department in which an intern is receiving credit. Generally interns serve between 150-300 hours.
Unless otherwise noted, internships are performed on an unpaid, volunteer status. Interns may arrange with the department of their major to receive academic credit for their work at the MPC.
When positions are available, candidates must submit an application provided by the museum, along with a cover letter, and resume.
When selecting an intern, the museum will try to match its needs with the educational and professional goals of the intern and the goals of the academic department providing credit, if applicable.
Upon acceptance, the intern will meet with the Curator of Education and an assigned supervisor to draft an internship agreement outlining projects and expectations.
If you are interested in interning at the Museum, please feel free to contact Kari Nelson, Curator of Education, at email@example.com or (801) 422-0022.