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 6-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 multiple 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 to 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 exhibitions and take their own small exhibition 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, 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 six weeks from mid-July through mid-August. Interns will complete 144 hours (4 days/week; 9:30 am-4:30 pm with an unpaid lunch hour) and will receive a $2,160 total stipend, paid in two installments..
The application period for summer 2023 is January 1-March 3, 2023.
What the 2022 Dangremond interns shared about their favorite part of the internship experience:
“Meeting people in all different positions was the best part about this program because I learned about all of the different roles that go into the production of the museum.”- Aliha Haider
“My favorite part was becoming a regular part of staff and getting acquainted with the daily work environment in a museum.” – Ryan Feriancek