The Institute awards two paid museum internships annually to graduate students studying history, art history, material culture studies, museum studies or related subjects who are interested in pursuing a museum career. Announcements that applications are being accepted for these internships will be posted here when they are available, with information on specific project needs and how to apply.
Clement Ellis Conger Internship
The Clement Ellis Conger Internship is geared toward an individual interested in the proper care, preservation and documentation of museum collections. The intern will have the opportunity to participate in and contribute to the operation of a historic house museum and may participate in a variety of collections management activities or work on a more focused project. Past internship projects have included helping to conduct a museum collections inventory, researching and cataloging art and artifacts, housing collections objects, and recording and analyzing environmental data.
The internship carries a $1,500 stipend through the generosity of the John Jay Hopkins Foundation. The internship is named for Clement Ellis Conger, former curator of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the U.S. Department of State and member of the Society of the Cincinnati.
Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati Internship
The Institute offers the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati Internship to an individual looking to gain experience in museum exhibitions, curatorial research, or museum education. Past interns have identified themes and objects for temporary museum exhibitions, developed educational and public program materials, and researched objects in the museum collections.
The internship carries a $2,000 stipend through the generosity of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.