Internship Program at the RJD

Internships are designed to introduce students and professionals interested in a museum career to the world of a historic house museum and to offer practical experience in the RJD’s day-to-day operations. Our goal is to create an individualized experience, matching the specific needs of the museum with the talents, skills, and objectives of individuals new to the museum field. We believe strongly in developing a mutually beneficial relationship: interns gain experience conducting real-world activities in concert with a staff mentor, and the museum receives assistance with key projects and encourages interns to develop their careers. 

Internships are available in select areas and we accept students from a variety of academic fields. Related coursework is recommended for internships in specific departments. We appreciate and encourage diverse backgrounds and perspectives in both our permanent staff and our interns.

Curatorial Intern: Conducts research on the permanent collections, writes object labels and catalogue entries, organizes changing exhibitions, conducts and maintains inventory and collections data base, and oversees the care of the collections. 

Education Intern: Plans and implements all public programs for various audiences ncluding lectures, symposia, teachers’ workshops, and children and family programs. Also does research, writes educational materials, trains docents, manages tours. 

Marketing Intern: Writes and edits copy for public distribution through various media, including print, digital and social media; establishes regular schedule and messaging strategy of social media posts; reaches out to various media opportunities for pricing.

Deadlines for Applicants:
Summer Term:  March 15
Fall Term: July 15
Spring Term: October 15

Download the attachment here for details on the application process.


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