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Internships

The Mint Museum’s Internship Program is an opportunity for area college students to gain valuable career insight into the workings of a museum.

Internships

The Mint Museum’s Internship Program is an opportunity for area college students to gain valuable career insight into the workings of a museum. Internships are available at both museum locations and in specific departments (more information on the right) such as curatorial, learning & engagement, advancement, graphic design, library, and collections & exhibitions. Internships are available year-round and open to any college-level student.

Application Requirements

  • Major in an arts related field is preferred. Examples include: Art History, Art Education, Studio Art, Arts Administration, Museum Studies, Library Studies, or English. The exceptions are the Graphic Design, Communications & Media Relations, and Advancement intern positions which require majors related to those fields.
  • 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 Intern Application with an attached résumé, and cover letter.
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation sent to Kathleen Collier, Learning & Engagement Programs Coordinator, by email - kathleen.collier@mintmuseum.org - or the following adress:
    Kathleen Collier
    Mint Museum Uptown
    500 South Tryon St
    Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Interns assigned to Mint Museum Uptown are responsible for parking fees.

Application Deadlines

  • Summer Semester: March 15


Museum Departments

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 & Exhibitions

Collections & Exhibitions interns assist in documenting the collection, organizing information, and keeping records. In addition, they work closely with registrars to ensure the proper care of permanent collection objects.

Communications & Media

These interns assist the public relations, publications, marketing, and digital communications staff with a variety of tasks including compiling reports on media coverage; updating media contacts lists; assisting in the design, editing, or proofing of museum publications; writing copy for publications; assisting in social media; and more.

Curatorial

Curatorial interns assist the curators with upcoming exhibitions and conduct research on the permanent collection. Interns also assist in maintaining press files on exhibitions, mailing information to artists, and answering public inquiries.

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 contact: Emily Walker, Graphic Design Manager, at 704.337.2015 or email.

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

Both undergraduate and graduate-level library internships are available. Library intern responsibilities include basic library tasks such as shelving and filing. Library interns also compile resources to maintain artist files and create pages for the MintWiki - the library’s online exhibition resource. 

 

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