Museum Studies - Internships and Workshops

November 3, 2011

PAID Internship @ Buffalo Bill Historical Center!

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This internship provides an introduction into the varied responsibilities of multimedia production, including filming, scriptwriting, editing, distribution through electronic media, and archiving.

Specific duties include, but may not be limited to:

Assist in filming, lighting and audio recording throughout the museum covering educational programming such as the new raptor program, educational talks and interviews.
Searching through the Museum archives for appropriate images and video for multimedia projects.
Posting and organizing video content on the Center’s website and social media. This includes figuring out what works on the web and helping developing better content for the future.
Creating professional logs of video material and improving organization of video archives.
Some opportunities for video editing possible using Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere.
Requires expertise in the Web and social media operations. May require occasional travel as far away as Yellowstone National Park.


Currently enrolled or recently completed coursework in film production, screenwriting, journalish, or similar subject.
Experience with Microsoft Ofice applications and Internet and e-mail software.
Some knowledge of Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere is preferred.

October 26, 2011

Internships for Spring and Summer 2012 @ German American Heritage Center

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Graduate level internships, independent study and project opportunities are always available at the German American Heritage Center & Museum.
The museum works on an individual basis with the student, adviser and/or professor to ensure the student has a unique and enriching learning experience that fulfills their educational goals.

Emphasis areas include but are not limited to museum/interpretive studies, communications (marketing/public relations), education/curriculum, and business administration.

To learn more, contact the Center at 563-322-8844 or

This is a great opportunity to shape your own internship and practicum experience that best meets your future career needs!

October 10, 2011

Full-time Temporary Position (November 2012-July 2013) @University of Northern Iowa Museums & Collections

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Student experience will be considered. This is a full-time, temporary position scheduled to work 40 hours per week and will last from November 2011 through July 2013.

This could be a great opportunity for building work experience!
Full-time Temporary Position (November 2012-July 2013) @University of Northern Iowa Museums & Collections

Internships @ African American Museum of Iowa

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Collaboration with local educational institutions is through resume-building internships and short-term projects. To date, we have worked with students from Mt. Mercy College, Coe College, University of Iowa, Hamilton College and Kirkwood Community College.

Established in 1994, the African American Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa is a dynamic, cutting-edge non-profit institution whose mission is to seek out and preserve the rich African American heritage of Iowa.

Because the Museum has a small staff and is growing rapidly, interns have the opportunity for invaluable hands-on professional experience tailored to fit their individual talents and interests.
Internships are offered year-round. While internships are unpaid, they offer invaluable professional experience.

September 7, 2011

Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) Internship for Spring 2012 -Deadline approaching, September 16

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The IMA Intern Program

The IMA Intern Program is open to juniors, seniors, recent graduates, or graduate students who work on projects with their assigned mentor and department staff. Typically, more students participate in summer than in the fall and spring terms. Summer interns participate in regularly scheduled programming designed to provide a broader understanding of museum operations and practices.

IMA Internships are offered in the following departments with availability depending on departmental requests:

Design and Installation
Environmental/Historic Preservation
Library Services/Archives
Management Information Systems/New Media
Public Affairs/Public Relations
Public Programs

For more information on the departments listed above, please read our department descriptions.

Spring 2012
(January 9, 2012 - April 27, 2012).
Applications due: September 16, 2011
Notifications sent: October 24, 2011

Application materials must include:

Completed application form IMA Internship Application.doc
Cover Letter
Recommendation Letter
(academic is preferred; however a professional recommendation will be accepted)
Writing Sample
Copy of transcript
Internship application material should be submitted electronically, and may be emailed to the Internship Program.

February 8, 2011

PAID Internship - Family Museum

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Summer Internship - 2011
Play Pals

Department: Family Museum Public Programming
Reports to: Special Events Coordinator
Purpose: Organize and present material and related activities for drop-in programming at the Family Museum. Supervision will consist of consultation rather than day-to-day direct supervision. Primary target audience for drop-in programs includes children age 2–8 and their adult caregivers.

For information regarding requirements:

Send cover letter, resume, reference letter, and application to Kristina Bouxsein, Volunteer Coordinator.

Address: Family Museum 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, IA 52722
Fax: 563.344.4164

Applications can be found at

Application deadline: April 15, 2011

Missouri State Archives - Preservation and Conservation - Workshops

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The Missouri State Archives, a division of the Office of Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, will offer free training workshops during February.
Designed to teach individuals how to properly preserve and provide access to historical records.
Environmental Control, Storage & Housing, Appropriate Supplies, Handling, Disaster Preparedness

February 9, Wednesday
St. Joseph Museum

February 16, Wednesday
Greene County Archives and Records Center, Springfield

February 22, Tuesday
Boone County Historical Society and Museum, Columbia

February 24, Thursday
St. Charles County Heritage Museum at Heritage Park

More Information:

Webinars from Missouri Association for Museums & Archives

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The webinars are free of charge to staff and volunteers of museums, historic houses, historical societies, sites, and related organizations.
Juggling Balls and Other High Wire Acts: How a Well-crafted Collections Management Policy Can be the Safety Net that Saves Your Collections

75-minute live webinar
Thursday, February 17
2-3:15 pm Eastern Time
Instructor: JoAnn Lindstrom, Consultant

Hope is Not a Strategy: Raising Money in a Challenging Economy
75-minute live webinar
Thursday, March 10
2-3:15 pm Eastern Time
Instructor: Thomas R. Ryan, President & CEO,

For more information:

AMM & IAM 2011 Conference

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Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) will partner with the Illinois Association of Museums (IAM)  in 2011. The conference will be titled, Museumpalooza: A Celebration of Cultural Tourism and Communities, and will be held July 24-27 at The Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. AMM and IAM will collaborate with the Visitors Studies Association (VSA) to present two concurrent conferences at The Palmer House.

For more information:

March 29, 2010

Workshop in Chicago June 11

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