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Shelburne Museum late summer/early fall internship

The Shelburne Museum is offering two internships in the conservation treatment of polychrome sculpture. The intern will document and treat a carousel horse made by the Gustav Dentzel factory over the course of 8 weeks.

This project would be appropriate for an advanced pre-program student working towards gaining admission to a graduate-level conservation program who has some prior experience with cleaning painted surfaces. In return for undertaking this challenging internship nestled between the Adirondack and Green Mountains, we will provide a stipend of $1750 for 8 weeks and a private room in a house owned by the museum. The house is located in a rural area approximately 2 miles from the museum. It is recommended that the intern have their own vehicle while here.

The project would begin on or around August 18, 2014 and would run through about October 10, 2014.

Conservation Science Fellow at The Walters Art Museum

Conservation Science Fellow

The Walters Art Museum, known for its wide-ranging art collections and scholarship in studying and analyzing works of art, is seeking an individual for a full-time 12 week conservation science fellowship in its Division of Conservation and Technical Research. Reporting to the Conservation Scientist, the incumbent will have responsibility for assisting with current scientific analytical projects focused on developing the understanding of the Walters collection and performing other duties as assigned. The selected candidate will be expected to work in the museum’s conservation science laboratory from 9am until 5pm Monday-Friday beginning June 2 and ending August 29, 2014. 

The individual will receive a stipend of $9,600 for the 12-week period.

Please submit your application, including a cover letter describing your interest in the fellowship to include your analytical background, a curriculum vitae or résumé and the names of two references that can be telephoned to   

Deadline for applications is April 25, 2014.


Museum Collections Internship Kamm Teapot Foundation

Museum Collections Internship, Kamm Teapot Foundation

Kamm Teapot Foundation, 115 Atwood St., Sparta, NC 28675 (336) 372-6300;

contact: Mary Douglas

Schedule: Summer internship is a 40 hrs/wk for 8-12 weeks. Stipend of $10/hr, transportation and housing costs are the Intern’s responsibility.

Project: Intern will assist curator with various aspects of inventorying and cataloging this collection. The primary task is to populate the collections database (using TMS) from paper and digital records. This internship will provide a broad range of collections management experience, including art handling, record keeping, digital imaging and preservation practices.

Pencader Heritage Museum and Research Center Internship

Pencader Heritage Museum and Research Center Internship

Currently, we are in need of someone familiar (or a quick study) with Past Perfect 5 inventory program to assist in data entry.

Possible opportunity also to work with our curator in expanding our educational signage program.  We currently have multiple signs in 2 county parks and on our own grounds.

Send resume to

Barbara White


New York Public Library Curatorial Internship

New York Public Library Curatorial Internship

The Print department has an exciting internship opportunity for a student interested in gaining hands-on experience cataloging the Library’s extensive print holdings in TMS (the Library’s collections management database). This is a paid internship funded by International Fine Print Dealers Association. Interns are expected to work 3-4 days per week. 

The Summer Internship will run from June- August (Dates are flexible) for a total of 8 weeks.

Application Deadline- April 21,2014 

Richard B Russel Library Archives Summer Internship

Political Papers Processing Intern

Salary: $3,500.00 (350 hours over a 10-week period)

Contact Person: Mat Darby (

As part of the Russell Library’s Arrangement & Description unit, the intern will be responsible for all aspects of processing the Moore Papers, including processing planning, appraisal and arrangement. Using Archivists’ Toolkit, the intern will create a DACS-compliant EAD finding aid that will be made available online through the Russell Library’s finding aids database. The intern will gain supervisory experience by directing the work of one of the Russell’s student assistants. In addition, the intern will document the internship and promote the collection by contributing to the Russell Library blog. The intern will assist the Electronic Records Archivist with processing any electronic records associated with the papers. The intern will also have the opportunity to engage with the Russell’s other units, Access & Outreach and Oral History & Media.

Chadds Ford Historical Society Summer Internship

Chadds Ford Historical Society Summer Internship

Purpose of Internship:
The purpose of the internship is to expose a student to the various working aspects of historic house museums and a small local historical society. To achieve this goal the intern will assist with guiding at the John Chads and Barns-Brinton Houses and welcoming and interpretation at the Barn Visitors Center. In addition the intern will complete a project specifically tailored to the intern’s skills, abilities, interests, and career goals.

Period of Internship:
One weekday per week, mid-May through Mid-August, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, May 24 through August, 2014. Scheduled hours are: 12:45 until 5:15 p.m.

Preferred but not required:
Chadds Ford Days, Saturday and Sunday, September 6 & 7: 9:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Stipend Offered:
$800.00 for completion of 200 hours during the time period mentioned above, payable in two installments.

Delaware State University Summer Archives Intern

Delaware State University Summer Archives Intern

Title: Summer Intern (University Archives)

Date: January 6, 2014

Salary: $12/hr

Review of resumes to begin March 3rd and continue until the position is filled.

Start date will be in May-June depending on the selected candidate’s availability.

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Emily R. Cottle at

General Description of the Job: 8 week paid full-time (35 hours/week) summer internship to commence in May-June and last through July-August assisting the Delaware State University Archives with processing collections, providing reference service, and a digitization initiative.

Rufus Porter Museum Summer Internship

Rufus Porter Museum Summer Internship

DATES: Mid-May to late August (actual dates are flexible)

AVAILABLE: 2 Museum Interns, 40 hours per week
. The museum is open mid-June through mid-October, Wednesday through Saturday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm (closed Sundays and Mondays).

PAY STATUS: 12 weeks, $180.00 per week

HOUSING: Provided on museum property; vehicle a necessity

CLOSING DATE: April 1, 2013

Specifically museum interns will:

  • 1. Assist staff and volunteers in all aspects of museum operations
  • 2. Conduct tours of the museum
  • 3. Develop and present educational programs for children and adults
  • 4. Assist with fundraising and public events
  • 5. Install 2014 museum exhibits

Smithsonian Libraries Book Conservation Internship

Smithsonian Libraries Book Conservation Internship

The book conservation internship, located in the SIL conservation lab in Landover, Maryland, is ideal for a candidate with a familiarity of library preservation issues including knowledge of the principles of book and paper conservation, historical book structures, and binding techniques.

The goal of the Conservation Internship is to enable conservation graduate students to enhance decision-making, manual, and technical abilities.  Interns focus on conservation problems in the context of a diverse museum library and are challenged to develop solutions for large collections and their intended uses for research and access.

Interns may receive up to $500 per week, which is awarded to the student as a stipend. Internships are full time (35 hours per week) for six weeks. Internships typically begin in early June, though exact dates are flexible.

Applications will close March 21, 2014.

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