Internships

The Museum of the American Revolution offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students who are seeking job experience and continued education. Applications are welcome from applicants who:

  • are currently-enrolled junior or senior level undergraduates students, graduate students, or have graduated within 2018;
  • have maintained at least a 3.0 grade point average.

Please note that internships are not available in every area each semester. Internship programs vary each semester on an as-needed basis. For more information on future internships, please check our website closer to the semester you wish to apply for to see which programs will be offered.

Summer 2018 Internship Semester

The Museum is offering three internship programs for the Summer of 2018 in our Marketing and Curatorial teams. This will be a 12-week program starting May 21, ending August 10.

Summer 2018 Internship Application Deadline: March 16

Available Internships

Marketing Internship

Position Description:

The Marketing Intern, reporting to the Vice President of Marketing, will actively support the Marketing Department. In addition to the Vice President, the department is comprised of a Digital Marketing Manager, Group Sales Manager, Public Relations Manager and Manager of Corporate Partnerships.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of collaborative partnership database
  • Assist in the development of competitive advertising binder (collect relevant marketing materials and advertising from regional museums)
  • Assist in research efforts (working with research company to help with data collection and summer focus groups)
  • Assist Digital Marketing Manager with e-marketing tasks
  • Graphic design support as needed
  • Assist with website redesign project
  • Assist with social media focusing on further developing the Museum’s Instagram
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Must have outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have strong organizational skills.
  • Must have ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Must be able to successfully manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Must work collaboratively in a diverse work environment.

Intern eligibility – currently enrolled as a Junior/Senior or recent college graduate with an interest in communications and/or non-profit management. The intern selected for this position must be available 2-3 days per week with a flexible schedule.

Web and Digital Marketing Internship

Position Description:

The Digital Marketing Intern, reporting to the Digital Marketing Manager under the Vice President of Marketing will actively support the Marketing Department’s digital goals. Through this internship, the intern will gain experience in planning, producing, and publishing content to the Museum’s digital platforms. There is also the opportunity to identify and develop a larger digital media project for the semester to meet intern’s own interests or career goals.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of digital content for website and social media
  • Assist with ongoing website updates
  • Write new web copy and optimize current web copy for www.amrevmuseum.org and www.amrevhq.org
  • Create social media content related to special programming
  • Take pictures and videos as needed for museum’s social media channels or website
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Experience working in web Content Management System (preferred).
  • Experience with HTML (preferred)
  • Experience with photography and videography (preferred).
  • Experience working in Adobe Creative Cloud (preferred).
  • Must have outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have strong organizational skills.
  • Must have ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Must be able to successfully manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Must work collaboratively in a diverse work environment.

Intern eligibility – currently enrolled as a Junior/Senior or recent college graduate with an interest in communications and/or non-profit management. The intern selected for this position must be available 2-3 days per week with a flexible schedule.

Curatorial and Collections Internship

Position Description:

The Curatorial and Collections Intern, as part of the Curatorial and Collections Departments, will actively support the research and management of the Museum’s growing collection and developing exhibits. Through this internship, the intern will gain experience with PastPerfect museum software, the care and handling of historical objects, the accessioning of objects into the Museum’s collection, and exhibition strategies and maintenance. The intern will conduct object research that will be deployed in the Museum’s collection’s database, special and core exhibits, social media channels, and on its website.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Assist in updating content on the Museum’s PastPerfect collections database  
  • Research objects from the Museum’s collection
  • Write concise object descriptions based on primary and secondary research 
  • Assist with accessioning objects into the Museum’s collection
  • Assist with the maintenance of the Museum’s exhibits
  • Gather research in response to external and internal inquiries regarding the Museum’s collection
  • Develop and deliver a capstone project at the conclusion of the internship that will be accessible to the Museum’s audiences  
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of 18th and early 19th century American history and material culture, particularly the American Revolution. (preferred) 
  • Experience working with PastPerfect museum software. (preferred)
  • Experience handling historical objects. (preferred)
  • Must have outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have strong organizational skills.
  • Must have ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Must be able to successfully manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Must work collaboratively in a diverse work environment.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds. 

Intern eligibility – This internship is open to advanced undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled in Museum Studies, History, Art History, Public History, Material Culture, Anthropology, Arts Administration, or related programs. Candidates who graduate from their programs in May 2018 will also be considered. The selected intern must be available for a minimum of 15 hours per week.

Education Internship

Position Description:

The Education Intern will play an active role in supporting delivery and evaluation of the Museum’s education program during the busy summer season. Through this internship, the intern will gain experience in the delivery of museum education programs, building an understanding of varied pedagogical approaches and interpretive practices. The intern also will develop their understanding of various program evaluation methods. The intern will have opportunities to carry out research to inform both the Museum’s education programs, our evaluation framework and operational systems.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Assist in creating systems for tracking program participation data and feedback.
  • Assist in producing summary reports on participation and feedback for annual programs.
  • Assist in administration of Museum’s exciting summer education program (tracking attendance, preparing materials and handling collections, etc.).
  • Support educators and full-time staff in delivering events for families and General Admission, including gallery tours, Living History events, workshops and more.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • This internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled in Museum Studies, History, Art History, Public History, Material Culture, Anthropology, Arts Administration, or related programs. Candidates who graduate from their programs in May 2018 will also be considered.
  • Knowledge of and interest in 18th and early 19th century American history and material culture, particularly the American Revolution. (preferred) 
  • Must have outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have strong organizational skills.
  • Must have ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Must be able to successfully manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Must work collaboratively in a diverse work environment.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds. 

Intern eligibility – This internship is open to advanced undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled in Museum Studies, History, Art History, Public History, Material Culture, Anthropology, Arts Administration, or related programs. Candidates who graduate from their programs in May 2018 will also be considered. The selected intern must be available for a minimum of 15 hours per week.

Benefits

  • Stipend (paid at the completion of a successful internship)
  • Free admission to the Museum
  • Discounts at the Museum store and café
  • Training opportunities

What you can expect from a Museum of the American Revolution Internship:

  • Work with experts in their field
  • Engage in meaningful work
  • Gain valuable job experience
  • Opportunity to apply studies into real life

How to Apply

  • Please submit the MoAR internship application, a cover letter, resume, two references, and a transcript to the Museum website, by March 16.
  • Only applications with all required documents submitted by the deadline will be considered.
  • Letters of reference may be uploaded with your application or sent separately to internships@amrevmuseum.org, before the deadline date.

Criminal Background Clearances

All applicants must be willing to complete the required background checks as listed below. The Museum covers all fees pertaining to background checks.

  • Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Federal Criminal History Clearance (requiring fingerprints)

Internship Application

You may only apply for one internship position. 

Please list your availability Monday through Friday.

Required Documents

Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Files must be less than 2 MB.
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Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Please list the languages and your proficiency level.

I certify that all answers given by me are true, accurate and complete. I understand that the falsification, misrepresentation, or omission of fact on this application (or any other accompanying documents) will be cause for denial of internship opportunities, or dismissal from internship work regardless of when or how discovered.

Frequently Asked Questions

How and when will I know whether I’ve been selected for an interview?

Applicants who have been selected for an interview will be contacted by April, via e-mail or phone to schedule a date with one of the Museum’s Internship Coordinators. Interviews may be conducted in person for those in close proximity to the Museum or over the phone or Skype for applicants outside the Philadelphia area. We let all applicants know the final status of their applications about six weeks after the application deadline.

Do I need to submit official transcripts?

No; the Museum accepts both official and unofficial transcripts. 

Can I mail you my application materials?

Applications must be submitted through our website. If needed, you may submit letters of recommendation separately by emailing them to internships@amrevmuseum.org, by the application due date.  

What should be included as part of my application package?

See the “How to Apply” section above. Additional information can be found in the application form. Having all documents submitted as a single file is preferred.

What if the person writing my letter of recommendation wants to send it separately?

They can send the letter directly to the Museum; make a note in your application that your letter of recommendation will be submitted separately

What are the eligibility requirements for the Museum’s Internship Program?

The Museum accepts applications from undergraduates who have completed at least their sophomore year prior to the start of the internship as well as from students currently enrolled in a graduate program. The Museum also accepts recent graduates, provided they have graduated within the same calendar year as the Internship Program. All students must maintain or have maintained a grade point average of at least a 3.0.

Are there any specific requirements?

Depending on the department the internship is with, there are varying requirements including number of hours, specific skills, and educational qualifications such as having completed a certain number of years or credits. Please see the job description of your program of interest for more information.

If I am selected, may I receive course credit for my participation?

Yes, interns can receive course credit so long as they make arrangements with their respective colleges and universities.

Will I receive notification on whether my application materials have been received?

Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt via email once you have accurately submitted the online application and uploaded your material.

Is housing or transportation available for interns?

No; interns are responsible for making their own housing and transportation arrangements.

Will I be able to work at the Museum after an internship?

Employment at the Museum is not guaranteed to interns following the completion of their internship program. Interns are welcome to apply to be considered for any available positions.