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:
- Fall semester, spring semester and summer semester
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:
- A cover letter indicating the specific internship(s) or area of interest for which you are applying.
- A current resume or curriculum vitae (CV).
- Two references (personal or professional), including name, phone number and relationship.
The subject line of your email must include:
- Your full name
- The title of the internship(s) for which you are applying
- The semester of the internship for which you are applying
The following internships are currently open:
Title: Development Intern
Description: The Worcester Art Museum Development Department seeks an intern to provide support for the Development Team in its everyday operations, and fundraising and cultivation efforts. The Development intern will participate in a variety of the department's day-to-day activities such as assisting in creation and mailing of donor and prospect communication; conducting research on prospective funding sources and other arts organizations and programs; providing event support (including the Corporators Ball auction gala fundraiser, Master Series Third Thursdays, and cultivation and stewardship events); performing database maintenance and data input on Raiser's Edge fundraising software; and other general administrative duties as needed. Preferred candidates will be those with some office experience and an interest in museums, arts administration, or fundraising. Intern may apply for school credit for their internship.
- College student or graduate
- An interest in museums and/or fundraising
- Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
- Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
- Thorough, accurate and professional
- Attention to detail and discretion
- Ability to work independently
- Computer literacy with working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel
Semester: Summer 2016 with the possibility of extension
Hours/Schedule: Flexible, at least 4 hours per week plus additional hours during events. Evening availability for event support is preferred. Availability on Saturday, June 11 to assist with our annual gala auction fundraiser is ideal. Intern to begin as soon as possible.
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume and short letter of interest to Alex Krasowski, Development Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org.