Philadelphia History Museum Summer 2016 Internship
The Philadelphia History Museum, the city’s official history museum, offers a summer internship that involves interns in youth programs, exhibition development, and collection management. The principle focus of the internship will be working with youth groups visiting the museum. This will include program development, working out program logistics, and leading groups. Interns also will conduct the annual survey of renewable loans of artifacts in local institutions. Interns will be asked to assist with occasional marketing, administrative, and development projects when needed. Interns attend the weekly staff meetings.
- Basic knowledge of American history and familiarity with Philadelphia history
- Experience working with children and/or young teens
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to work on a team and to take direction
The internship starts any time after mid-May 2016 and runs through early August 2016. Interns work most of their hours at the museum on a Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. schedule. When interns work with the Collection Department, they work at the Collection Research Center in East Falls.
Interns report to: Cynthia Little, Ph. D., Historian
The museum is located near Independence Mall at 15 South 7th Street.
More information about the museum is available at: http://www.philadelphiahistory.org/akm/
To apply for any of these internships, please complete the application form, along with a two-page (500-word) essay explaining your suitability for the internship and organization to which you are applying, and how the internship will help you achieve your educational goals. Along with this essay, please upload an electronic version of your Penn InTouch transcript by copying and pasting your Penn InTouch transcript into a Word document, typing your name and Penn ID number at the top of the page, and saving it as a pdf. Please attach first your essay and then your transcript in a single pdf.