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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).  Internships are available during the summer and open to any undergraduate or graduate student. *Interns whose position requires direct contact with children will be asked to complete a background check.

Read what other interns have to say:

Learning & Engagement Intern:  "This experience has been invaluable for showing me exactly what goes on behind the gallery walls and meeting the people that make it all happen" - Julie Woodson
Finance & Accounting Intern:  "The relationships that I have built along with the knowledge and experience that I have gained from the Mint will only propel me further in my future endeavors" - Gabrielle Marshall       

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Application Requirements

  • 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 resume, and cover letter.
  • One letter of recommendation from a college professor or employer emailed directly to Alexandra Olivares alexandra.olivares@mintmuseum.org.
  • Applications will not be considered without all four components: application, resume, cover letter and recommendation.

Application Information

  • Major in an arts related field is preferred. Examples include: Art History, Art Education, Studio Art, Arts Administration, Museum Studies, Library Studies, or English. Other intern positions available for Graphic Design, Communications & Media Relations majors or related fields.
  • Interns assigned to Mint Museum Uptown are responsible for parking fees.
  • Interns must be available 10 to 25 hours a week.
  • All internships are unpaid.

Application Deadlines

  • Applications are due:
    • Fall semester internships : July 8
    • Spring semester internships: November 8 
    • Summer semester internships: March 8

 

Museum Departments

Accounting & Finance

Accounting & Finance interns assist staff with a variety of accounting and financial tasks, such as: data entry, filing, budgets and budget reports, account reconciliations and various analytical review.

Affiliate/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 Management

This internship will provide a broad range of practical registration and collections management experiences for participants considering a career in art history or museum collections. Interns may be actively involved in inventory, preventive conservation, copyright, photography, maintaining accession files, object numbering, conducting research on collection objects, database work, or other collections management duties. The candidate should have strong organizational skills, ability to work independently, and an acute attention to detail. 

Collection Photography & Archives

This internship will work closely with the Collections Photographer and will focus on building a strong skill set in photography and digital archives. The right candidate will receive a broad range of practical registration and collections photography experiences for participants considering a career in photography and museum collections. Interns will be actively involved in photography shoots, object handling, inventory, copyright, conducting research on collection objects, metadata application, database work, or other duties.  The candidate should have strong organizational skills, ability to work independently, and an acute attention to detail. 
 
Recommended areas of interest/skills:
- Basic understanding of photography necessary
- Experience working with Adobe creative suite a plus

Digital Media & Web Management

This internship will report directly to the Digital Media Manager and will focus on building a strong skill set in both content strategy and web management using analytic software, website content management system, and search engine optimization strategies.

Recommended areas of interest/skills:

  • Interest in website management and optimization
  • Experience with SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and Google Analytics Plus
  • Some understanding of HTML necessary

Facilities

The Facilities intern assists in auditing existing conditions and special projects relating to buildings & grounds. The level of responsibility extended to the intern is based on individual skill levels. Those interested in an internship in this department must submit an application online and contact: Cindy Clayton, Facilities Director at 704.337.2064 or email.

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 submit an application online and contact: Emily Walker, Graphic Design Manager, at 704.337.2015 or email.

Information Technology

The Information Technology intern assists in auditing existing conditions, technology asset management and special projects relating to Information Technology. The level of responsibility extended to the intern is based on individual skill levels. Those interested in an internship in this department must submit an application online and contact: Cindy Clayton, Facilities & Information Technology Director at 704.337.2064 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

Undergraduate and graduate-level library internship opportunities are available. Intern projects may include introductory or advanced cataloging, creation of marketing materials, social media, digitization efforts, and the creation of web pages for the library’s online resource, Mintwiki . Internships for academic credit may be tailored to specific academic project goals.

Mass Communication

This internship will report directly to the Digital Media Manager and will focus on building a strong skill set in mass communications through campaigns on social media channels, email marketing, and analytics.

Recommended areas of interest/skills: 

  • Experience with Social Media Campaigns a plus
  • Constant Contact or related software experience
  • Well defined writing skills

Photo/Video (Communications)

This internship will report directly to the Digital Media Manager and will focus on building a strong skill set in both photography and video using the latest version of Adobe Creative Software to build an archival image/video database for the museum’s programming efforts.  

Recommended areas of interest/skills:

  • Experience working with Adobe creative suite necessary
  • Event photography experience a plus
  • Portfolio required

Public Relations

This internship will report directly to the Public Relations and Publications Director and will focus on building a strong skill set in media communications through media analytic software, copy writing, proofreading, and publications.

Recommend areas of interest/skills:

  • Experience with Social Media a plus
  • Ability to craft content for public release: press releases, media inquires, news postings on website, etc.
  • Well defined writing skills/proofreading a must