Internship in Museums Studies, Public History, and Anthropology

05 Jan 2024 4:02 PM | Anonymous member

Wilson Museum

Castine, ME

Internship in Museums Studies, Public History, and Anthropology

The Wilson Museum in Castine, Maine is seeking an intern for the summer of 2024. Located on the shores of Penobscot Bay, the Wilson Museum is an eclectic small museum with collections, exhibits, and programs that range from geology to local history, European prehistory to living history, cultures in North America and around the world, and more. This internship is intended for upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students and will be project-focused. The museum will work with the intern to identify a project that meets both the strategic goals of the museum and the student’s interests and academic requirements.

Examples of projects:

  • ·         Creating an interactive, searchable database of our local cemetery records.
  • ·         Developing a new tour for our ca. 1763-1783 historic house.
  • ·         Designing new living history programming.
  • ·         Developing outdoor learning experience(s) for our 5-acre campus.
  • ·         Collections research on un- and under documented collections.
  • ·         Exhibit development and design in collaboration with culturally-connected communities.

The intern will also be encouraged to participate in other museum work, both internal and external. Additional paid shifts as a docent will also be available if interested.

Compensation: A stipend of $2,500 will be provided, and housing on the museum campus is available. The Wilson Museum will work with your academic program to provide academic credits where applicable, and students who will be getting academic credit for their internship are preferred. Dates and total time commitment are flexible, with the primary onsite work taking place June through August.

This internship at the Wilson Museum is made possible by the Patricia L. Hutchins Internship Endowment Fund.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Applications will close on March 1, 2024.

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