Work with Us
Looking to gain experience in museums, girls and women’s studies, or digital media?
Join the Girl Museum team!
Summer and Fall 2019 internships available!
Blogging Interns or Guest Contributors to write opinion and thought pieces, reviews of girl-related media, commentary on politics/news related to girls, signal-boosting girl powered projects or organizations, spotlights on girl-related museum collections and historic sites, and reflections on life as a girl in the world today. We welcome writers who prefer both single pieces and long-term columns. High school and college age girls are encouraged to apply!
Curatorial Interns to assist with upcoming exhbition research, writing, and object/image selections, for the following:
- More than Pretty (focusing on body image and body decoration)
- Trans Girlhoods (community created exhibition of trans individuals and its redefinition of girlhood)
- Young Suffrage: Girls and the Right to Vote (focusing on females under age 21 who participated in suffrage movements around the world)
- Refugee Girls (documenting the experiences of girl refugees in history and modern times, with an emphasis on oral history and first-person narratives)
Marketing Intern to assist with utilizing our grant for Google ads, including assistance with keyword refining, ad writing, CTR, tracking, and other tasks. Interns will also assist in conducting outreach to and/or writing for other publications to spotlight Girl Museum’s work, help create social media campaigns, and lead new marketing efforts to extend Girl Museum’s reach.
Museum Education Interns to assist with developing educational guides aligned to U.S. and U.K. standards for exhibitions, developing new educational content, utilizing Animoto to make educational videos, and create resources for National History Day.
Sites of Girlhood Interns to assist in documenting historic sites and monuments related to girls under the age of 21. Interns will assist with identifying, researching, and producing brief narratives of sites or monuments (existing or proposed). Interns may produce episodes for a podcast series and/or educational activities.
Video Production Intern to create short videos for marketing, upcoming exhibitions, and other needs utilizing our Animoto subscription. There are a variety of video topics to be explored and produced, and interns are given great creative license to help us develop engaging content that reflects our mission. Videos will be published on our YouTube channel, website, and social media with full credits. Animoto access is provided.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.