Employment \\ Internships and Fellowships

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Internships

Seeking a creative outlet? Find yourself drawn to creative places and people? Wonder what goes on behind the scenes in museums? Want to work as part of a vibrant, exciting team?


If your answer is a resounding "Yes!" an internship at PEM is the perfect fit. PEM offers the chance to work side by side with professionals in diverse fields and make valuable contacts within the museum world. Be ready to bring ideas to the table, set goals and accomplish meaningful projects. You might shoot and produce a video for integrated media, write a marketing plan, coordinate a wedding or build part of an exhibition. Interns learn invaluable professional and time-management skills. Plus, a museum is an exciting and creative place to work! Volunteer internships are available with flexible hours in a range of departments. The program also includes Q&A sessions with staff and fellow interns that might focus on behind-the-scenes operations, current exhibitions and how to get a job.

Now accepting applications for Winter/Spring 2018 Internships. Deadline for submissions is November 30, 2017. Internships begin on January 11, 2018. If you are seeking an internship for credit, please include your school's deadline for response on the form. 

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  1. Internships \\ Art & Nature Center
    Art & Nature Center Intern

    Join the Art & Nature Center (ANC) as an intern. You’ll greet and help visitors in the ANC and monitor how families interact with exhibits. You’ll help maintain exhibits, teach interactive programs and art activities.

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  2. Internships \\ Education
    Connected Learning Practicum Placement

    The Education Department is accepting practicum placement requests from creative and driven students majoring in art education or related programs.

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  3. Internships \\ Exhibition and Research
    Curatorial Intern

    Join the curatorial team as an intern assisting with research for upcoming exhibitions, gallery installations, and curatorial projects.

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  4. Internships \\ Creative Services
    Design Intern

    Join the Creative Services team as a design intern. If you are nearing completion of a graphics art degree and would like to gain significant workplace experience before graduation, this is the ideal internship for you.

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  5. Internships \\ Development
    Development Intern

    Join the PEM’s fundraising department as an intern. You’ll assist in all aspects of the Peabody Essex Museum’s development operations.

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  6. Internships \\ Development
    Development Events Intern

    Join the Development team as an events intern. Assist the Manager of Development Events in the successful planning, organizing and execution of cultivation, stewardship and fundraising events.

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  7. Internships \\ Employee Experience
    Employee Experience Intern

    Join the Employee Experience team as an intern and get a broad view of how an Employee Experience Department operates at a large Museum. You’ll gain practical, professional office experience in a fast-paced environment.

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  8. Internships \\ Executive Office
    Executive Office Intern

    Join the Executive Office as an intern in support of the Executive Director and CEO.

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  9. Internships \\ Exhibition Research and Publishing
    Exhibition Research and Publishing Editorial Intern

    Are you passionate about museums, books, and good writing? The Exhibition Research and Publishing Department is looking for an enthusiastic intern with an interest in museum editorial to join our team.

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  10. Internships \\ Marketing
    Marketing Intern

    Apply now for Spring or Summer placement. Join the Marketing team as an intern. As a ready contributor to our marketing team, you’ll assist the department in Google Ad words, Exhibition research and media planning and buying.

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  11. Internships \\ Museum Shop
    Merchandising Intern

    Join the Merchandising team as a fall intern to work on marketing for social media and add content to our online site PEMshop.com.

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Fellowships


PEM offers summer fellowship opportunities for graduate students and cultural professionals of Native American, Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native background. These paid, full-time, 11-week fellowships prepare participants for leadership positions in the museum field and/or the nonprofit cultural sector. The program presents a comprehensive perspective on the theory and practice of museum leadership, in the context of a meaningful, in-depth project within a department of the museum. Weekly intensive workshops, field trips, lodging, travel expenses and a stipend are included. School credit is available upon official request.

Email your application, essay, letters of recommendation, official school transcript and resume to jennifer_himmelreich@pem.org or mail to Jennifer Himmelreich, Native American Fellowship Program Specialist, Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970.