Museum Internship Program
The Chrysler Museum welcomes ambitious future museum professionals for experiential learning over the summer. Each intern will be placed in a specific department and paired with a mentor for the opportunity to delve deeply into Museum projects. Interns will also participate in weekly discussions and information sessions to learn more about the Chrysler Museum and the larger museum field.
The summer 2021 internship program will run from May 25–August 6. The typical schedule is Tuesday–Friday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Individual arrangements may be made with specific departments to accommodate other commitments. Some departments may request an altered schedule for special events or projects.
Internships at the Chrysler Museum are unpaid.
To apply, please complete the form below and attach a cover letter, current resume/CV, and one letter of recommendation. Your cover letter should include the two departments with which you most want to work and your qualifications for filling those positions.
All applications are due by Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The Museum will not accept late applications. Interviews with selected candidates will occur in March. All applicants will be notified of their status by April 2 at 5 p.m. EST.
If you have any questions about the internship program or application process, please contact Emily Shield, Public Programs Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Departments Seeking Interns
Administration and Research
The Administration/Research intern will work with the Museum’s Director on research projects pertaining to the 18th and 19th centuries. The ideal intern is a self-motivated, skilled writer and researcher with public speaking experience. Reading knowledge of a foreign language is a plus.
The Communications Department is responsible for conveying information to the local community and the broader Museum audience. The Communications Intern will work with the Communications Coordinator to ensure consistent delivery of the Chrysler Museum’s communication strategies. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with knowledge of marketing concepts, social media, and emerging technologies as well as keen attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills.
The Curatorial Department works with the Museum’s permanent collection and develops special exhibitions. The Curatorial Intern will work on research and planning for several upcoming exhibitions. The ideal candidate has strong art historical research and writing skills.
The Development Department is responsible for the Museum’s fundraising efforts through grants, donations, and memberships. The team also maintains a strong connection with all Museum members. The intern for the Development Department will work on long-term and short-term projects relating to member communications and event coordination. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented with strong writing, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Education Department – Youth and Family Programs
This Education intern will work closely with the Museum’s summer camp instructor to prepare materials and lead the camps. Additionally, the intern will work on programs and resources for the Chrysler’s youngest visitors. The ideal candidate is passionate about education and informal learning environments and has experience working with children.
Education Department – Public Programs and Interpretation
This Education intern will work closely with the Public Programs Coordinator on upcoming programs for all ages and research for interpretive materials, such as educator guides. The ideal candidate is passionate about education and informal learning environments and has excellent research and writing skills and creative engagement ideas.
Jean Outland Chrysler Library
With an extensive collection of more than 300,000 rare and unique volumes relating to art history, the Jean Outland Chrysler Library (JOCL) is one of the most significant art libraries in the South. The JOCL intern will work with the librarian on an institutional history research project in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.’s gift of art to the Museum. The ideal candidate is pursuing a graduate degree and has experience creating finding aids. Classes or experience with archiving and collections management is a plus.