Gain professional and life-long skills, connect with passionate community members, and learn about the unique history of the Mohican area. Student interns participate in a variety of tasks - giving tours, assisting with research projects, cataloging and caring for collections, helping at special events, and other tasks. Interns will develop a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of small museum work, but may also have the ability to focus on one of four paths:
Curatorial - Gain a better understanding of what it takes to manage collections and exhibits. This path will focus on the knowledge and skills necessary to research, design, and construct exhibits. Interns may have the opportunity to curate their own exhibit.
Archival - Help preserve our past for future generations. Interns choosing this path will focus on the knowledge and skills necessary to catalog, handle, and store artifacts and documents in the museum's collection.
Educator - Educators are the front line of a museum, engaging the public and giving tours. Educators should be, or are interested in becoming, excellent public speakers and enjoy interacting with all ages. Interns may also help develop programs at the museum.
Administrative - Develop a better understanding of what it takes to keep a museum, or any non-profit, running. Interns may be asked to help with grant writing, fundraising, coordinating volunteers, and more.
If you want to learn more about the community, learn professional skills, and gain experience, then this might be for you! Applicants should be team players who take pride in the quality of their work. Internships are typically for 6 - 12 weeks during the summer, but fall, winter & spring terms are available.
Internships are currently unpaid, but may qualify for funding or academic credit through your university.
Currently Accepting Applications
Please email the curator in order to discuss internship opportunities. No resume is required for initial inquiries, however formal applications should include a resume or cv.
Lynn Fortney curated a Roaring Twenties fashion exhibit and opening Gala