The Institute awards one paid museum internship annually to graduate students studying history, art history, material culture studies, museum studies or related subjects who are interested in pursuing a museum career. An announcement that applications are being accepted for this internship will be posted here when it is 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.