The Tri-Cities Historical Museum (TCHM) offers unpaid internships for qualified college students in four areas: Education, Collections, Exhibits, and Development or a combination of all four disciplines. Candidates must be available to work weekdays, Monday through Friday, anytime during the hours of 9 am to 5 pm. We will work with interns to meet their requirements with their school.
Interns are assigned a project that they will be responsible for completing during the semester. That project is determined after an interview with the prospective intern. We design projects around the current needs of the museum and take into consideration the interests of the intern.
Fall Internship Opportunity
Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week / flexible start date for fall 2021 semester
Internship Details: Prospective interns will assist the Tri-Cities Historical Museum’s Exhibitions department on the following projects:
Outreach Exhibition Design - The TCHM currently sustains 8 outreach exhibitions at locations throughout the Tri-Cities. These exhibitions are changed periodically to highlight different aspects of the Tri-Cities history. Under leadership of the Exhibits Curator and Assistant Exhibits Curator, interns will work to research, design, and install an outreach exhibition at one of these locations over the course of their internship. This will give interns an opportunity to add a micro-exhibit to their portfolio and gain firsthand experience in local history research, artifact handling, and exhibit design.
Qualifications: Individuals interested in this position will demonstrate an interest in exhibitions research and design. Based on applicant skill and prior knowledge, opportunities to assist in facilitating other outreach or in-house exhibitions may arise alongside the main project.
The internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Prospective interns should have an interest in history, public programming, and local history. A successful applicant will possess excellent written and verbal communication, time management, and the ability to work well in a collaborative setting.
This internship is unpaid, however, we will work with the selected intern to be able to earn class credit through their institution.
Application: Applicants must send a letter of interest, resume, and two references with current contact information. Materials will be reviewed upon delivery. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of applying.
Please address questions and application materials to:
Kate Crosby, Exhibits Curator and Facilities Manager
Subject Line: Exhibitions Internship
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