The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks an undergraduate or graduate student intern to assist in the implementation of a story collecting project focused in the Baltimore synagogue community. Tasks include, but are not limited to: reviewing the JMM collections for related archives and objects; scheduling, preparing interview questions, conducting and transcribing oral histories; and processing the completed interviews into the museum’s collections database.
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, public history, Jewish studies, anthropology, museum studies, or other related field of study. Previous museum or gallery experience is not required. This internship will be supervised by the museum’s curator, and is eligible for academic credit.
Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)
history, public history, Jewish studies, anthropology, museum studies
Summer (Jun - Aug)
Hours per week:
20 or more hours
Yes, $500-1000 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Oral History Intern” in your subject line. Application deadline is March 31st.
Questions about this internship should be directed to Karen Falk, museum curator, at email@example.com.