- Organize programs and grassroots campaigns.
- Gain an understanding of the importance of multiracial and intersectional coalition-building.
- Gain an understanding of the importance and challenges of increasing the participation of people of color, women, transgender people, youth, and other underrepresented groups, in a museum.
- Develop administrative skills that are applicable to entry-level employment.
- Gain an understanding of museum education in a specialized art museum.
- Experience interdisciplinary planning, programming, interpretation and evaluation in an institution dedicated to art, history, science, and technology.
- Actively participate on content and program development teams and in education department projects.
- Conduct project-based research, including assisting with the administration of an organizational DEI audit.
- Actively participate on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matrix Team.
- The preferred candidate should be energetic, resourceful, and motivated. The individual must have excellent writing, research, and communication skills, attention to detail, ability to multitask, and a strong capacity to work independently.
- Other qualifications include:
- Demonstrated ability to communicate with diverse groups of people
- Interest in becoming a museum educator
- Strong emotional intelligence and organizational skills
- Currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, one of the following graduate degree programs: museum studies, women and gender studies, African American studies, art history, art education, museum education, nonprofit management, science, or another related program
- Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications
- Monthly stipend of $2,000 for a duration of 2 months
- 25% discount in Museum Shops and Café
- Free admission to the museum for you and your guests
- Opportunities to attend staff events and artist lectures
- Assistance upon request with providing necessary documentation of your internship for your institution’s requirements for academic credit
Send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to August 15, 2018:
- Letter of introduction explaining your current areas of study and interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion work in museums
- Two sealed letters of recommendation or contact information (phone and email) for references.
- All applications will be reviewed by our internship selection committee and notified of committee decisions.
- Selected individuals may be asked to interview in person or over the phone.