Internships

Attention graduate students in Art History, Marketing, Museum or Women’s Studies, Museum Education, Public History and related fields:

Do you want an exciting and interesting project for your portfolio or Museum Studies course?

Are you looking for a fun internship that you can do for academic credit?

Do you want to connect with like-minded individuals around the world and advance girls' history, culture and rights?

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

Our museum is online, so your work can be done from your home/office.  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.

NOW HIRING

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

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.

Social Media Marketing. We're looking for social media rockstars to help us develop content, help grow our channels, and more! Potential for long-term volunteer position managing one of our channels. We are specifically interested in those who want to help develop content and manage our Facebook and Twitter channels.  Learn more and how to apply here.

WordPress Management.  Do you have experience working in WordPress or running a blog?  You'll work directly with our blog manager to help update older posts, write new ones, review and edit submissions from our team, and manage elements of our WordPress site.  Potential for long-term volunteer position, or for assisting with other aspects of web design, such as upgrading our theme, working with plugins, or assisting with Google AdWords and Analytics.  Learn more and how to apply here.

Apply for an internship

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

Please include in the body of the 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,
    • museum experience,
    • research interests,
    • career goals, and
    • why you want to work with Girl Museum.
  • 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, 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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