The Penn Museum offers a paid undergraduate internship for three interns from the University of Pennsylvania who will work with museum staff to create a small exhibition. Interns will learn first-hand about the curatorial, content development, administrative, and design aspects of staging an exhibition in a large museum. The year-long internship focuses on the planning, development, design, fabrication and installation of a small exhibition featured in the Penn Museum. After the exhibition’s opening, students will implement educational programs and events for the museum's public and academic audiences.
Applications for the 2018-2019 Academic Year are due March 16, 2018.
Student Exhibition Internship: Year of Why
University of Pennsylvania undergraduates, preferably with some experience in socio-linguistics, visual studies, history, anthropology, art history or other fields that explore the relationships between writing, objects, and human experience. Candidates should be enthusiastic, organized, self-motivated, and able to work both individually and collaboratively as part of a diverse team. Successful candidates will have experience conducting research and be extremely detail-oriented; able to work on a variety of tasks as priorities require; and demonstrate excellent communication and writing skills. Candidates must be able to interact in a professional manner with museum visitors, patrons and supporters, researchers, and other staff.
The internship will require an average of 5 hours/week and will be compensated with a $1000 stipend. Restricted to current University of Pennsylvania undergraduates.
How to Apply
- Resume or CV
- Cover letter (one to two pages) describing the skills, abilities, and experiences that the candidate brings to the Penn Museum, with specific reference to the Year of Media theme
- Letter of recommendation from a University of Pennsylvania professor