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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.

Check out this blog for more info on what it is like to be an intern at the Mint!
 

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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 for the summer semester are due March 15 2016, fall semester are due June 20 2016 and spring semester November 7 2016.

 

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 & 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.

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

Registration

This internship will work on an intellectual property survey to assess and update the museum's current copyright records. The intern will be actively involved in researching artwork provenance and artist history as well as identifying potential copyright assets and risk areas. The candidate should have strong organizational skills, the ability to conduct research independently, and should be attentive to detail. The internship is for 10-15 hours a week for the Spring semester, and while unpaid it will provide the intern with valuable preparation for the student interested in pursuing a career in art history, museum work, or copyright law.