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    internships at worcester art museum

    We have several internship opportunities at the Worcester Art Museum. Internships require a 3 to 4 month time commitment. During this time, you will be responsible for assisting with a specific departmental project or projects that will allow you to learn across different areas of the Museum. A site supervisor will work with you to develop a project plan and provide mentorship and feedback on your work. All internships are unpaid. We are able to provide internships for credit if approved by your college or university. Our goal is to provide real-life museum experience in an educational environment.
    Internship time offerings are semester-based:

    We are currently accepting Fall 2014 internship applications.
    The positions will remain open until filled.


    Application Procedures

    Applications not formatted to the following directions will not be acknowledged:

    If applying by email all attachments must be in Microsoft Word format.

    To apply for an internship prepare a single MS Word document containing:

    The subject line of your email must include:

    (for example: Laura Riach, Visitor Services Internship, spring 2013)
    All properly formatted applications will be acknowledged via email within 10 business days of receipt by the Worcester Art Museum. Applicants selected for interviews will usually be contacted by phone. 

    For applications by mail, please send to:
    Laura Riach, Visitor and Volunteer Services Manager
    Worcester Art Museum
    55 Salisbury Street
    Worcester, MA 01609-319

    Division: Curatorial
    Title: Lantern Slide Inventory Intern

    Purpose: Assist the Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs with the inventory of the Worcester Art Museum's (WAM's) extensive lantern slide collection. These lantern slides represent thousands of images of artwork throughout the world as well as archival material related to Worcester and the Worcester Art Museum.   

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    Semester: Fall 2014
    Hours: Approximately 5-10 hours per week
    Schedule: Flexible, usually 1 to 2 weekdays between 9am-4pm

    Division: Development
    Title: Institutional Giving Research Project Intern

    Purpose: Assist the Manager of Development Operations and the Development Researcher/Writer with research of potential corporate, foundation, and government entities as possible funding sources. The intern will analyze current market and industry data and make recommendations for engaging these new prospects. This project will provide qualified candidates with experience researching, identifying and helping to qualify new funding sources for the Museum.

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    Semester: Fall 2014
    Hours: Approximately 5-10 hours per week
    Schedule: Flexible, usually 1 to 2 weekdays between 9am-4pm

    Division: Development
    Title: Development Event Intern

    Purpose: Assist the Manager of Development Operations and other Development team members as directed with events for the development office including receptions for sponsors and members, the annual meeting of the corporation, lectures for members and our annual fundraising event. These events are important opportunities for donor cultivation and stewardship and they are critical to the success of WAM's fundraising goals. 

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    Semester: Fall 2014
    Hours:  4 hours per week, plus additional hours during events
    Schedule: Flexible, 1 weekday between 9am-4pm; event hours will vary per event

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