The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks an undergraduate or graduate student intern to participate in the development of a major exhibition, Belonging(s): What Connects Us, projected to open at the JMM in 2019. This exhibition examines how Jewish individuals and communities understand, enculture, enact, and negotiate belonging as Jews, Americans, and as participants in other identity groups. Our focus is on historic and contemporary Jewish communities in Maryland.
Tasks include, but are not limited to: researching themes and narratives for the exhibition; surveying the JMM’s extensive collections of objects, images, documents, and oral histories for items related to these themes and narratives; maintaining an exhibition checklist; conducting and transcribing oral histories.
Interning with the Jewish Museum of Maryland (JMM) is a dynamic, interesting, educational, and fun experience. JMM summer internships are full time for ten weeks and include a modest stipend. All summer interns at the JMM participate in professional development workshops, attend field trips, and contribute to the museum’s blog. Free parking is provided. Housing is not provided. Internships may earn course credit with approval from their academic institution. Orientation for the summer internship program will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017.
Skill Set Required
Interested students should be working toward a degree in history, Jewish studies, anthropology, museum studies, or curatorial studies. Previous museum or gallery experience a plus, but is not required. This internship may be used for academic credit.
Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)
history, Jewish studies, anthropology, museum studies, curatorial studies
Summer (Jun - Aug)
Jewish Museum of Maryland
Hours per week:
20 or more hours
Monday - Friday
Yes, $500 - $1,000 stipend
March 31, 2017
Resume, Cover Letter, Writing Sample, References
Please send a cover letter discussing your interest in and preparation for this internship, background, and availability; resume; a 1- to2-page writing sample; and list of three references to Rachel Kassman, Internship Coordinator, email@example.com. Please include “Exhibition Intern” in your subject line. Application deadline is March 31st.
Questions about this internship opportunity should be directed to Karen Falk, Curator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Read about previous internship experiences here: http://jewishmuseummd.org/tag/interns/