Employment \\ Internships and Fellowships

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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 Summer 2020 Internships. Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2020. Internships begin on June 4, 2020. If you are seeking an internship for credit, please include your school's deadline for response on the form.

  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 \\ Registration
    Collection Registration Intern

    Record keeping is an essential part of the responsibilities of any collection professional. As an intern in Registration department, you will gain insight into the responsibilities associated with working on acquisitions, loans, copyright, and documentation of all aspects of PEM’s collection.

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  3. Internships \\ Collections
    Collections Services Intern

    Join the Collections Management team as an intern supporting the care of a widely varied collection including sculpture, painting, works on paper, photographs, ethnographic and natural history materials.

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  4. Internships \\ Exhibition and Research
    Curatorial Intern

    Join the curatorial team as an intern assisting with research for upcoming exhibitions and curatorial projects. Assignments will include helping to develop and manage the working list of objects for upcoming exhibitions and assisting with research as directed.

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  5. Internships \\ Development
    Development Events Intern

    Join the Development team as an events intern. Assist the Director of Development Events in the successful planning, organizing and execution of cultivation, stewardship and fundraising events, including the Annual Gala; assist with events planned by the Museum Director’s office, Curatorial, and Marketing departments.

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  6. Internships \\ Employee Experience
    Employee Experience Intern

    Join the Employee Experience team as an intern and get a broad view of how a Human Resources Department operates at a large Museum.

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  7. Internships \\ Marketing
    Marketing Intern

    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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  8. Internships \\ Museum Shop
    Merchandising Intern

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

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Native American Fellowship Program

2018 Summer Fellowship application period is now open.