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    internships at worcester art museum

    Internships at the Worcester Art Museum 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:

    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: Arms and Armor Intern

    Purpose: Assist the Curator of Arms and Armor with a variety of tasks while working with the Worcester Art Museum's national-level collection of early arms and armor. Students will acquire first-hand curatorial experience while working closely with museum professionals. The project(s) will be developed based on the museum's needs and the intern's skills and will result in a portfolio-quality product.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Qualifications and Education:

    Semester: Ongoing program, each internship lasts one semester (Fall, Spring, Summer)
    Hours: Approximately 8 hours per week
    Schedule: Flexible, usually 1 to 2 weekdays between 10am-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.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Qualifications and Education:

    Semester: Spring 2015
    Hours: Approximately 5-10 hours per week
    Schedule: Flexible, usually 1 to 2 weekdays between 9am-4pm