Internships

NOW HIRING

We are currently in need of interns in the following areas:

Museum Store. We are seeking an eCommerce / museum store intern to help us convert to a new platform and develop marketing strategies for our virtual store. You will work directly with our Program Developer to populate our new store with original merchandise, update our website, and develop social media marketing strategies to promote our products. Learn more and how to apply here.

News & Editorial. Girl Museum is seeking a News & Editorial intern to assist in growth and maintenance of our e-newspaper, Girl News International. Our girl-focused newspaper collects articles from all over the world. Issues are, at times, themed. Learn more and how to apply here.

Graphic Design. Are you a budding graphic designer?  Want to refine your skills while contributing to our exhibitions and programs?  We need help designing new logos, buttons, banners, and in-exhibit images, as well as designs for our shop and programs. Learn more and how to apply here.

Tumblr Management. You will work with our Program Developer to develop content, review, edit, and post content, as well as initiate growth and marketing strategies for our Tumblr blog. You will also work with our blog and Tumblr writers, helping to manage their assignments and provide feedback. Learn more and how to apply here.

Are you a college or graduate student in Art History, Marketing, Museum or Women’s Studies, Museum Education, Public History, Journalism, or a related field? 

We have opportunities for students and recent grads that believe in our mission!

"When I started as an education intern with Girl Museum in 2012 I didn't know what to expect from a virtual museum. I have learned so much about history, current events, technology, and working remotely. I love working with smart, talented women from around the world. Whenever I share Girl Museum with others, they are amazed at the interesting and relevant work we do. I feel lucky to be part of a team that is making a difference." - Hillary Hanel

Why Intern with Us?

  • Join a community of like-minded individuals working to advance girls' history, culture, and rights.
  • Complete exciting and interesting projects for your portfolio that are aligned to your interests and career goals.
  • Gain academic credit for your program of study.
  • Work completely from your home/office, as our museum is entirely online.

Need more convincing? Check out these stories from our Junior Girls:

"Girl Museum is a fantastic organisation to work with. Girl Museum is part of the increasingly popular work of virtual museums. This makes it an innovative museum to work for and allows you opportunities you would not get in a regular museum. Not only is the work Girl Museum doing really interesting and relevant, but you get an incredible amount of freedom. The trust Girl Museum places in its Junior Girls and Boys and the confidence in their ability to research and create great exhibitions is really wonderful and inspires you to do better everyday. Working with so many talented and inspiring women, in such a supportive community, is a blessing. I would highly recommend working with Girl Museum to anyone interested in girlhood or museum studies." - Tia Shah

 

"Volunteering with Girl Museum has been such a fantastic experience, and I have learnt so much in the year that I’ve been part of such an amazing team. The internship has helped me to build my confidence, develop research and writing skills further, and be part of a growing museum. It has also given me the opportunity to do something I love, whilst gaining valuable museum-related experience." - Claire A.

 

"When I started as a marketing intern with Girl Museum in 2016, I didn't really know what to expect and I kind of felt out of place. That feeling quickly went away as I began blogging regularly and contributing to exhibits and podcasts. I have learned so much about different points of history that I would have never known about, and about how to work remotely, among many other things. More than a year on, and I still love working with Girl Museum — I am surrounded by intelligent, funny, talented women from all over world who have become more than just colleagues, they have become friends. Girl Museum is making a difference, not only through historical preservation of the lives of girls worldwide, but through advocacy and outreach, and I am grateful to be a part of it." - Sage Daugherty

 

What You Will Do

All internships require a minimum 5 hour per week commitment, and the willingness to utilize Google Drive (and related Google Apps).  We are flexible on start/end dates.  We are also able to offer internships for academic credit (with approval from your academic supervisor).

Internships are available in the following departments:

Curatorial interns assist with exhibition and project development; research a wide range of text and images; write copy; secure copyrights; and retrieve and input information into our databases. Experience in writing for exhibitions (especially for younger audiences), identifying copyrights, and historical research are a bonus.

We also offer internships to those seeking to learn and create podcasts for our podcast series, GirlSpeak, or who are interested in developing other multimedia-based programs in the virtual and physical realms.

 
 

Development interns research and prepare grant applications; investigate potential sponsors and foundations; manage prospective and current donor database; develop calls for donations; and assist with developing new projects and collaborations to expand our operations and networks.  Interns may also assist with developing and managing crowdfunding campaigns and creating plans to help promote our museum to new audiences.  Internships may cross into marketing aspects at times.

 
 

Education interns write educational guides and downloadable activities aligned with UK and US curriculums; develop quizzes & interactive games based on our exhibitions; assist with the Girls Book Club and Heirloom marketing to teachers; and create youth outreach and public programs.  They may also assist with production of our podcast series or implementation of new educational and curatorial aspects for our exhibitions.

We also seek interns who are experienced in developing handicap-accessible materials, so as to make our museum more accessible for a variety of audiences.

 
 

Marketing interns may help maintain our social media channels (including Hootsuite & Buffer content schedules); conduct research and perform website analysis; develop and implement ad campaigns; and create and distribute press materials (online).   They may also assist with developing new marketing initiatives to promote our museum and programs, or helping research and connect with potential partners and sponsors.

We also seek marketing interns who are experienced with writing for blogs and online newspapers, and desire to write 1-2 blogs per week and assist with our Girl News International e-newspaper.

 
 

Web Design interns design and maintain specific sections of our website.  They may assist with refining our SEO and fixing issues, creating new exhibition and project formats, assisting with our blog, and brainstorming new modes of program delivery. 

They may also create new and innovative virtual exhibition spaces, educational programs and games, or programs for use on the web or mobile devices.

We specifically seek interns who have previous WordPress experience and interest in helping us manage our blog and/or updating our website.  Include any relevant experience or examples in your application to us.

 
 

Apply Now

If you are interested in applying for any of our internship opportunities, send Chloe Turner, our Volunteer Manager, an email with INTERNSHIP in the subject heading.

Please include in your email:

  • Your full contact details, including: Name, email address, and location in the world.
  • Which department you are interested in (please select a first and second choice).
  • A paragraph on EACH of the following:
    • your education and museum experience,
    • research interests,
    • career goals, and
    • why you want to work with Girl Museum, including how you would help us advance our mission and work. 
    • Bonus points: Make sure you stand out! We get lots of applications and are looking for people who have a clear understanding our mission, a passion for helping advance girls' culture, and unique experience or interests that make you stand out.
  • Attach at least one, but no more than three, writing samples.  We prefer writing samples that showcase at least one of the following:
    • Your ability to write for blogs or media,
    • Your ability to conduct sound academic research,
    • Your ability to design engaging educational or social media content, and/or
    • Your ability to write exhibition content, such as object narratives, but - more importantly - your ability to tell a story about an object or artwork.

You may also include a resume or curriculum vitae, or links to an online portfolio of your work, if available.

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