The application period is now closed for the Summer 2022 Dangremond Museum Studies Internship. Please see below for details.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like working in a museum? Are you a college student looking for a summer internship?
The Dangremond Museum Studies Internship at the Connecticut Historical Society is a 10-week summer internship designed to provide an immersive experience in a museum setting.
Students will work closely with the museum’s Collections, Education, and Exhibitions Departments to complete numerous projects and gain valuable experience.
- In the Collections Department, interns assist with processing a collection and gain experience in researching, cataloging, digitizing, and making a collection accessible to the public.
- In the Education Department, interns assist with developing and presenting educational programs, including digital content for museum visitors, and help prepare school program materials and supplies for the upcoming school year.
- In the Exhibitions Department, interns support the creation and installation of museum exhibits and learn how an exhibit goes from concept to reality.
In addition, interns meet with staff from the Administration and Development Departments to learn about leadership, fundraising, and museum finance. Finally, several field trips throughout the summer allow interns to visit other regional museums to meet staff and learn more about the field.
This internship takes place at the Connecticut Historical Society for ten weeks each summer from mid-June through mid-August. Interns must complete 250 hours on task (generally 30 hours/week including unpaid lunch hour for 10 weeks) and are eligible for a $1,700 stipend.
Applications for the 2022 summer internship are no longer being accepted. The application period for the 2023 summer internship will open in January 2023.
What previous Dangremond interns said about their experience:
“The Dangremond Museum Studies Internship allowed me to observe museum operations more holistically, granting me a glimpse into the many different roles museum work can offer. From these experiences, I witnessed a broad range of museum work, and am now better able to picture a possible museum career in the future. Above all, this internship showed me that museum work does not consist of separate, concise departments, but rather of a network of constant teamwork and cooperation.” –Lyric Lott
“The Dangremond internship was the best experience I’ve had in my entire four years as a history major. I learned so much about the work that goes into running a successful museum.” –Jordan Butler