Internships and Research

  • Paid Internship: Museum Resource Center for the National Park Service

    Posted: September 19, 2022

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    National Capital Area, Museum Resource Center: This internship is open to all currently enrolled Johns Hopkins University Students. The intern will work in coordination with the Museum Resource Center (MRCE) staff as a museum technician assisting with collections inventories, conducting museum outreach, object rehousing, researching, processing, and database management with the collections of the National Capital Area (NCA).
    The intern will be duty stationed at MRCE in Landover, Maryland assisting staff with projects that cover all aspects of museum work. This position will work with curators at the facility on collections from National Park Service sites throughout the National Capital Region, including Rock Creek Park, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, and Clara Barton National Historic Site. Initial projects will include re-housing fragile collections for long-term storage, assist rectifying collections management database issues, assisting with park collections moves and assisting with collections inventories.
    The internship will also focus on rectifying and updating documentation in our collections management database as well as performing basic housekeeping and environmental data collection.
    The applicant should demonstrate strong computer, research, writing and organizational skills, a keen interest in solving curatorial mysteries, and a basic understanding of American history and museum studies.

    The student will receive $16.00/hour and can request travel reimbursement and can work up to 19.9 hours a week during the academic semester and 40 hours a week during semester and summer break. While they will report to National Park Service staff on a day-to-day basis, they will be employees of Johns Hopkins University and must abide by their employment regulations.

    All students must pass a basic federal background check.

    Interested students should submit their resumes, cover letter, list references to Ashley Carter, National Park Service, National Capital Region, at by Monday, October 10, 2022.

  • Paid Year-Long Fellowships at The Phillips Collection

    Posted: August 24, 2022

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    The Phillips Collection is seeking applicants for our three fellowship programs for the 2022-2023 academic year!

    The Makeba Clay Diversity Fellowship will host a fellow to conduct research for The Phillip Collection’s Institutional History project, a project exploring the history of the Phillips Collection and it’s relationship to DC’s evolving communities.

    The Phillips Collection Terra Curatorial Fellowship will involve assisting with curatorial research dedicated to the re-contextualization of the Phillips Collection’s permanent collection.

    The Visitor Experience/ Digital Audience Engagement Fellow will engage in research and application of online and onsite visitor experience initiatives. This will include, but not be limited to, exploring best practices in online audience engagement and onsite visitor experience via evaluation and assessment

    All fellowships will be hybrid, including both remote and in-person work. Candidates must live in the DMV area and be able to work occasionally on-site at the museum.

    For more information and to apply, please visit the link below. The application deadline is September 19th, 2022.

  • Digitization and Oral History Internships

    Posted: July 25, 2022

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    H. Furlong Baldwin Library at the Maryland Center for History and Culture is seeking candidates for two internships over the fall semester: an Oral History Internship and a Digitization Internship.

    We are seeking one student or recent graduate for each internship. The interns will receive a $1,500 stipend for about 15 weeks or 150 hours over the semester. More details in the links below.

    Digitization Internship:

    Oral History Internship:

  • Archival Internship Opportunity – Cai Studio

    Posted: April 12, 2022

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    Archival Intern 

    Cai Guo-Qiang Studio

    New York, NY

    Cai Studio is seeking a part-time Archival Intern. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in working in a fast-paced contemporary artist studio and gaining hands-on experience building a growing archive. 

    Under the direction of the artist, Cai Studio oversees the fabrication of original artworks, the coordination of public exhibitions, and the conception and production of related publications. The archive department is one of the three main departments (projects, archives, and collections) at the studio. This department is responsible for cataloging and maintaining photographs, videos, and printed documentation of artworks, the art making process, and exhibitions from the earliest stages of Cai’s career up to the present day. The team contributes to a wider understanding of the artist by supporting publications, exhibitions, and scholarship.

    Intern responsibilities include:

    • Digitizing archival materials such as slides, photographic prints, books, documents, and ephemera
    • Organizing and maintaining physical and digital libraries in the studio
    • Assisting the archives department on cataloging and data entry, including creating records for various types of archival materials
    • Assisting the archives department and other studio members with image requests and research as needed

    The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:

    • Undergraduate degree in Library Science, Art History, Museum Studies or another related field (current students welcome to apply)
    • Must be detail-oriented and be willing to follow detailed instructions
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Knowledge of archival digitization and metadata standards


    • Bilingual speaking and reading skills in Mandarin Chinese and English
    • Working knowledge of Filemaker database software
    • Working knowledge of Collective Access database software
    • Experience using and applying the Chicago Manual of Style

    Please send your résumé and cover letter to Cai Studio at with “Archival Intern” in the subject line.  Only selected applicants will be contacted.

    Compensation commensurate with experience.


  • American Alliance of Museums Job Opportunities

    Posted: September 14, 2022

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    Current Job Openings

    Why Work Here?

    The American Alliance of Museums is a national non-profit that provides leadership, advocacy and service to museums and museum professionals and the field at large. We are a trusted leader, partner, and advocate for museums and work to build a field that includes dynamic and diverse individuals, institutions, and communities. As a collective, we emphasize the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility and its strategic imperative to the museum field. We are passionate about museums and are proud to work in support of their success.

    Core Values

    We are a small but mighty team with big visions for serving and engaging the museum field. Our staff thrives on a positive and productive work environment and we welcome team members who can contribute to the Alliance’s core values.


    Our comprehensive benefits include:

    • Health, Vision, Dental Insurance with generous employer contributions on cost sharing
    • Employer paid Disability and Life Insurance and Employee Assistance Program
    • Flexible Spending Plan
    • 403(b) Retirement Plan with matching employer contribution
    • Pre-Tax Commuting Benefits (Crystal City Metro Station is nearby; onsite parking is available for daily/monthly fee)
    • Legal Service Plan
    • Generous vacation, sick and personal leave
    • 10 days of emergency sick leave each year (for birth or adoption of a child, caregiving, and/or employee’s mental and physical well-being) in addition to accrued sick leave
    • 8 paid holidays plus 4 days of additional paid leave when the AAM office closes during the last week of the year
    • Telework and flexible schedules when appropriate
    • Annual Performance Evaluation with possibility for merit increase, based on individual and organizational performance
    • AAM Membership
    • Access to onsite gym/showers/bicycle storage

    COVID-19 Protocols – We are currently working both remotely and in-office as needed, and our office is open to any vaccinated employee who wishes to work onsite. Additional safety protocols in place at the Alliance’s office include additional cleaning/sanitizing; physical distancing; wearing masks; and limited use of common areas. The Alliance will implement a more formal return to the office with hybrid telework/in-office schedules beginning in 2022.

    Apply by September 16 for full consideration for one of our open employment opportunities: Meetings and Events Manager, Research and Data Specialist, and Development Coordinator.

    Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. AAM values a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with all of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other opportunities.

  • Data and Evaluation Specialist position needed at Maryland Humanities

    Posted: August 24, 2022

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    The Data and Evaluation Specialist is the leader of Maryland Humanities’ (MH) evaluation efforts and serves as a key member of MH’s team. They will develop, manage, and execute a multi-year organizational evaluation plan that is aligned with Maryland Humanities’ strategic plan and addresses the data needs of key internal and external stakeholders. They will lead in the development of a “culture of learning” that embraces evaluation throughout the organization. They will work in close collaboration with other staff to implement the organization’s Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.

    Application deadline: August 31, 2022.

    You can find out more about this position, and how to apply, here.