Nonprofit Internship Program
Internships at the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum are challenging, educational experiences designed for undergraduate and graduate students. Working alongside staff members in a tutorial arrangement, interns gain valuable skills and training in museum practice, archival administration, arts administration, and historical scholarship.
It takes a wide range of skills to run any museum, and the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum is no different. While specific projects fluctuate with the institution's needs and priorities, a diverse assortment of opportunities is generally available. Collections care interns work with curators and collections managers to develop and implement plans for the proper storage, conservation, and exhibition of the Museum's extensive, invaluable collection. Education interns create youth outreach programs, develop curriculum materials and gallery guides, and research and coordinate special events and public programs.
To apply for an internship provide: 1.) a one-page personal statement describing your reasons for seeking an internship at MCLHM and what you hope to gain from the experience 2.) a resume outlining your educational, professional, and volunteer experiences and 3.) two letters of recommendation from current or former professors. Email this information to Amy Blackburn, Executive Director, McMinn County Living Heritage Museum email@example.com.
Every effort is made to match the skills and interests of prospective interns with the needs and priorities of the department and the institution overall. While MCLHM internships are unpaid, many students earn academic credit for their experience at the Museum. Interns may also have the opportunity to participate in educational seminars and enrichment programs related to the museum field.