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Internship Opportunities

The National Museum of Wildlife Art Education Department offers a number of internship opportunities, both paid and volunteer, for individuals interested in gaining better knowledge and hands-on experience in museum studies.

We are currently accepting application for the Lillian Thomason Gemar internship in the Education Department and the McGee Foundation Curatorial internship in the Curatorial Department are the two primary internship opportunities available. 

Applicants are welcome to apply for both the Lillian Thomason Gemar Education Internship and the McGee Foundation Curatorial Internship. If you are interested in both, please specify this in your application letter.

The Education and Exhibits AmeriCorps Internship focuses on educational programs relating to scientific literacy. Applications are currently closed for the 2014 AmeriCorps Internship.


Lillian Thomason Gemar Education Internship

Application deadline: February 1, 2014 (postmarked by deadline)
$6,000 stipend for a 12 week internship

A challenging internship for Summer 2014 for a graduate level student interested in the field of museum education. The internship focuses on education and exhibits, including work with hands-on projects, assessment, and opportunities to develop projects.


McGee Foundation Curatorial Internship

Application deadline: February 1, 2014 (postmarked by deadline)
$6,000 stipend for a 12 week internship

The goal of the Curatorial Internship is to provide assistance to the Museum and to offer museum experience to students considering a museum career. This is an intensive, focused internship, one in which the intern will gain qualitative experience in preparation for a future career in museums or an art-related field. Previous internship examples include cataloguing collection archives, developing educational brochures and interpretive exhibition text panels, marketing, development, and writing educational text for the Museum’s web site.


Application Procedure for McGee Foundation & Lillian Thomason Gemar Internships

Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The candidate may arrange for academic credit through his/her college or university. The Museum will provide letters of reference and necessary documentation as required by the institution. It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide his/her own transportation and housing during the duration of the internship.

Selected candidates will be notified by March 1, 2014.

There are no application forms. Application letters should be typed and must include the following:

  • Name, home and school addresses, and telephone numbers
  • Full resume of education and employment, including list of art history and other relevant courses taken, and foreign languages spoken and/or written
  • Two letters of academic recommendation
  • One letter of character recommendation
  • Official school transcripts (unofficial transcripts will not be accepted)
  • Essay or letter of intent of five hundred words or less describing the applicant’s career goals, interest in museum work, specific areas of interest within the Museum, reason for applying to the McGee Curatorial Internship Program, and how applicant’s background and experience will benefit the Museum through this internship

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Please mail your application to the Museum at the address below:
National Museum of Wildlife Art
PO Box 6825
Jackson, WY 83002

The preferred period of the internship will be 12 continuous weeks, but no less than eight continuous weeks. The pre-agreed term of the internship will take into consideration the individual circumstances of the intern. The internship will provide a weekly stipend of $500 per week based on hours worked. The internships should begin by June 15.


For more information on the McGee Foundation Curatorial Internship, please contact:
Bronwyn Minton, Associate Curator of Art and Research
307-733-5451

ContactBronwyn MintonAssociate Curator of Art and Research

For more information on the Lillian Thomason Gemar Education Internship, please contact:
Carter Cox, Assistant Curator of Education
307-732-5438

ContactCarter CoxAssistant Curator of Education & Exhibits

 


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