Are you an upper level undergraduate or graduate student looking for museum experience? The Miami County Museum, a large nonprofit county history museum in Peru, Indiana, is offering an unpaid internship. The museum offers visitors exhibits of pioneer, circus, Cole Porter, Miami Indian, and local town history. The collection is about 150,000 objects and archival materials, and includes stagecoaches to archaeological material. Intern responsibilities include assisting staff with our collections move (inventory, data entry, packing, physically moving boxes, and unpacking), monthly newsletter, staffing the front desk, assisting visitors, and other tasks related to the museum’s daily operation.
Applicants should be studying history, art history, anthropology, museum studies, or related field and who are interested in a museum career. Strong research, writing skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently are important. Candidates should also possess basic computer skills, be able to manage multiple tasks, lift fifty pounds, and climb stairs. Knowledge and experience with PastPerfect, handling artifacts, inventory, cataloging, and re-housing is a plus.
The Miami County Museum unpaid internship is a minimum of two months of fifteen hours per work week. Start and end dates are flexible. Intern is responsible for transportation and housing.
Interested students should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Anna Pohlman, Director/Curator at firstname.lastname@example.org.