Posted: September 19, 2022
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 email@example.com by Monday, October 10, 2022.