The Mint Museum’s Internship Program is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to gain valuable career insight into the daily operations of a museum.

Internships are available at both museum locations and in a variety of departments, including: Advancement & Communications, Collections & Exhibitions, Curatorial, Design & Installation, and Learning & Engagement.

Internships are unpaid and availability varies every semester.

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester: July 8
Spring Semester: November 8
Summer Semester: March 8

Learning & Engagement Intern:  “This experience has been invaluable for showing me exactly what goes on behind the gallery walls and meeting the people that make it all happen” – Julie Woodson

Learn more from past interns of The Mint Museum.

Application Requirements

  • At least a 3.0 GPA in your major with a strong interest in the visual arts and a desire to work in the museum field.
  • Completed Internship Application with an attached resume, and cover letter.
  • One letter of recommendation from a college professor or employer emailed directly to Alexandra Olivares alexandra.olivares@mintmuseum.org.
  • Applications will not be considered without all four components: application, resume, cover letter and letter of recommendation.

Application Information

  • Majors in an arts related field is preferred. Examples include: Art History, Art Education, Studio Art, Arts Administration, Museum Studies, Library Studies, or English. Other intern positions available for Graphic Design, Communications & Media Relations majors or related fields.
  • Interns must be available 10 to 25 hours a week during the semester.
  • All internships are unpaid.
  • Interns whose position requires direct contact with children will be asked to complete a background check.

Museum Departments

Accounting & Finance

Accounting & Finance interns assist staff with a variety of accounting and financial tasks, such as: data entry, filing, budgets and budget reports, account reconciliations and various analytical review.

Affiliate/Advancement

Advancement interns assist staff with a variety of tasks including: database entry, filing, assisting with the planning and implementation of fundraising events at the museum, conducting research on various topics including audience development, and donor profiles.

Archives

The Mint Museum Archives offers interns the chance to gain practical work experience in an environment that is meaningful, educational and fulfilling. Archives interns assist with collection acquisitions, accessioning, arrangement, description, digitization and outreach. Special projects can be accomodated on a case-by-case basis.

Collections Management

This internship will provide a broad range of practical registration and collections management experiences for participants considering a career in art history or museum collections. Interns may be actively involved in inventory, preventive conservation, copyright, photography, maintaining accession files, object numbering, conducting research on collection objects, database work, or other collections management duties. The candidate should have strong organizational skills, ability to work independently, and an acute attention to detail.

Collection Photography & Archives

This internship will work closely with the Collections Photographer and will focus on building a strong skill set in photography and digital archives. The right candidate will receive a broad range of practical registration and collections photography experiences for participants considering a career in photography and museum collections. Interns will be actively involved in photography shoots, object handling, inventory, copyright, conducting research on collection objects, metadata application, database work, or other duties.  The candidate should have strong organizational skills, ability to work independently, and an acute attention to detail.

Recommended areas of interest/skills:

  • Basic understanding of photography necessary
  • Experience working with Adobe creative suite a plus
Communications & Marketing

The Communications & Marketing intern will assist the Communications team with key projects including helping to produce Mint Museum publications, copy-edit marketing materials, generate content for Inspired magazine, and identify marketing opportunities for the museum. The ideal candidate will have a background in writing, copy-editing, public relations or marketing.

Desired qualifications include:

  • Experience with copy-writing and editing
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
Digital Media & Web Management

This internship will report directly to the Digital Media Manager and will focus on building a strong skill set in both content strategy and web management using analytic software, website content management system, and search engine optimization strategies.

Recommended areas of interest/skills:

  • Interest in website management and optimization
  • Experience with SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and Google Analytics Plus
  • Some understanding of HTML necessary
Facilities

The Facilities intern assists in auditing existing conditions and special projects relating to buildings & grounds. The level of responsibility extended to the intern is based on individual skill levels. Those interested in an internship in this department must submit an application online.

Graphic Design

The Graphic Design intern assists in the development and production of publications and exhibition graphics. The level of responsibility extended to the intern is based on individual skill levels. Those interested in an internship in this department must submit an application online.

Information Technology

The Information Technology intern assists in auditing existing conditions, technology asset management and special projects relating to Information Technology. The level of responsibility extended to the intern is based on individual skill levels. Those interested in an internship in this department must submit an application online.

Learning & Engagement

Learning & Engagement interns assist Mint teachers with art class setup and clean up. Individuals also help maintain databases, conduct research on exhibitions and artists, and assist in the Lewis Family Gallery.

Library

Undergraduate and graduate-level library internship opportunities are available. Intern projects may include introductory or advanced cataloging, creation of marketing materials, social media, digitization efforts, and the creation of web pages for the library’s online resource, Mintwiki. Internships for academic credit may be tailored to specific academic project goals.

Mass Communication/Photography

This internship will report directly to the Digital Media Specialist and will focus on building a strong skill set in mass communications through campaigns on social media channels and analytics. In addition, this internship will also build the student’s skill-set in both photography and video using the latest version of Adobe Creative Software to build an archival image/video database for the museum’s programming efforts.

Recommended areas of interest/skills:

  • Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite required
  • Portfolio required
  • Experience with Social Media campaigns
  • Well defined writing skills
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