Summer 2020 Interns - Apply by April 22
Girl Museum is accepting applications for the following positions, to run May – August 2020:
Please note that these projects focus exclusively on GIRLS (defined as under age 21 or, at times, younger due to exhibit content). These will not cover women’s history or general history, and intern must be prepared to limit their research strictly to girls and girlhood. Our senior team will provide guidance on appropriate research resources and help you refine your research as needed.
Girl Museum offers these internships as for-credit or not-for-credit. Please specify in your application. Successful interns may be invited to stay on through Fall 2020, if intern desires to continue with us.
See instructions at bottom of page for submitting application.
Sites of Girlhood Intern – You will work with our Program Developer, Tiffany, to write short downloadable guides focused on (1) educational activities to help students explore the map and (2) how to propose a site for inclusion as a monument, designated historic site, plaque, etc. Sites of Girlhood is a global mapping project focused on increasing awareness of historic sites, monuments, and locations that focus on the history of girls and girlhood. Premiering in July 2020, the map has over 200 entries and is growing weekly. Intern will also have opportunity to research and write blogs on sites within the project. Perfect for students interested in historic preservation and interpretation. Can be for credit or not for credit.
Curatorial Intern for “I am a Girl” – This community exhibition will discuss the variety of ways “girl” has been defined historically and in modern times. You will work with our Program Developer, Tiffany, to help with drafting call for contributions and related emails, social media, outreach, etc; drafting exhibit content to explain the historical and contemporary definitions of girlhood; and may assist with developing a podcast episode for exhibit, if desired.
Curatorial Intern for “Consuming Girls” – You will work with Curator Claire A. to help research and write exhibition content. Consuming is a wide reaching project about girls consuming food and then how food consumes girls in different ways around the world.
Curatorial Intern for “What We Wear” – You will work with Curator Claire A. to help research and write exhibition content. This exhibit explores girls (especially young girls, ages 0-15) fashion and how clothing restricts and allows for opportunities.
Work with Us
Looking to gain experience in museums, girls and women’s studies, or digital media?
Want to work with like-minded activists who love art, history, and culture?
Need to earn academic credit or build your portfolio?
Join the Girl Museum team as an intern or volunteer.
Individuals of all backgrounds, gender orientations, and academic majors are welcome. Girl Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to providing a safe, creative environment for all of our team members.
Am I an Intern or Volunteer?
An intern has a minimum of 5 hour per week/3 month commitment. Interns have weekly tasks alongside long term projects. This is for people with time, passion, and dedication.
A volunteer is someone who loves our mission, but has limited time to committ. Volunteers will typically have a project that is either short and discrete, or long term and fluid. Some volunteers choose to work on many projects over time, or to be recurring guest bloggers.
Are you a professional scholar? We invite scholars (who hold a graduate degree in their field of study) to contact us about serving on our Advisory Board or as a volunteer. These positions are limited to those who (1) are in a field of study relevant to our work, (2) hold a graduate degree (Master or Doctoral) in that field, and (3) are interested in serving in an advisory capacity on projects. You will begin as a volunteer and, if we find our mutual interests align and you wish to become more permanent, will discuss this opportunity.
We accept internship and volunteer applications year-round, unless noted above. 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 your two top 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.
Development interns assist with all fundraising efforts. They help grow our Patreon and Donorbox programs, research and prepare grant applications, and investigate potential sponsors and foundations. Development interns are often asked to assist in Marketing projects as well, as the two fields are interrelated. Interns may also assist with developing and managing crowdfunding campaigns and creating plans to help promote our museum to new audiences.
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 or working on accessible web design, 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. Access to Canva and Animoto will be provided.
Marketing interns may help develop content for our social media channels, and create and distribute press materials (online). They may also assist with developing new marketing initiatives to promote our museum and programs. Please note that due to security policies, we do not provide interns with access to social media management accounts.
We also seek journalism or blog writing interns who desire to write 1-2 blogs per week. Blogging interns may also work on identifying news articles for posting to Stop the War Against Girls Facebook page and op-eds on our blog.
If you have extensive experience with WordPress and SEO, we would love to work with you! We need help reviewing, editing, and putting in SEO for older blog posts and all web pages; utilizing our Google AdWords grant; and researching plugins to assist with our goals. Please include any relevant experience or examples in your application to us.
How to Apply
Please apply by emailing the following to our Volunteer Manager, Chloe Turner:
- Your name and contact information (email).
- Seeking internship or volunteer role, and whether you will be doing so for academic credit.
- 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.