Work with Us
Looking to gain experience in museums, girls and women’s studies, or digital media?
Join the Girl Museum team!
I’ve been a volunteer with Girl Museum for just over a year and a half, and I’ve never met such a great bunch of kind people. The whole team are so supportive of whatever you do, and really take the time to help each other out with anything. I recommend them all of the time, to anyone who will listen, and plan on sticking around for a really long time.Devon Allen
We accept internship and volunteer applications year-round. All work is done online.
You are welcome to apply for the position that suits your needs and schedule. Internships require a minimum 5 hours per week commitment for at least 3 months. When you work each week is determined by you. Volunteers have no minimum requirements.
You can select a top two choices for area of specialization, which will help determine your initial assignments. Many of our interns complete a variety of projects during their time with us. You can choose to work in one or more fields in our museum, including:
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.
Are you a budding graphic designer or videographer? 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. We also seek to develop videos for use in exhibitions or as marketing materials for our social media channels.
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, creating new exhibition and project formats, and assisting with our blog. They may also create new and innovative collaborative and educational programs or programs for use on the web or mobile devices.
We specifically seek interns who have previous WordPress experience. Include any relevant experience or examples in your application to us.
Our interns gain a variety of benefits while working with us. You’ll have the opportunity to…
- Build your portfolio,
- Earn academic credit (if approved by your university) and/or professional references,
- Develop your skills, including in writing, interpretation, social media, and more,
- Become connected with opportunities for professional development,
- Receive mentoring from our senior staff, who have worked in a variety of organizations around the world,
- Join a like-minded team of museum lovers and activists hailing from all corners of the globe,
- Make a difference in the lives of girls by helping increase awareness and dialogue of girls’ unique contributions to history and culture.
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 Amundson
How to Apply
Please apply by emailing the following to our Volunteer Manager, Chloe Turner.
- Your name and contact information (email).
- Your resume or C.V.
- A cover letter on why you want to work for Girl Museum, what makes you uniquely suited to working with us, and why you love our mission. (Be creative! We want to hear about what makes you passionate and the kinds of things you want to learn and do with us.)
- A link to your online portfolio or 2-3 samples of your work (such as blogs you have written, graphics you designed, or photos/link to exhibits you have done – the more related your samples are to the position you are applying for, the better).
- Any questions or concerns you have about working with us.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and we will do our best to match you with projects that suit your unique interests and needs.
If you would like to receive academic credit for your internship, please let us know within your cover letter.