Collections Internship: The National Museum of Industrial History offers internships to students enrolled in an accredited college or university, who are interested in learning about the care and management of museum collections. This internship is geared towards students majoring in general museum studies, collections management, history, or art history. These interns will be supervised by the Collections Manager.  Internships are part-time, 3-6 month unpaid positions open to college students. Applications are received and reviewed on a rolling basis. Hours are flexible but must occur on Tuesday – Friday; between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Amber Emory at aemory@nmih.org.

Responsibilities include: 
  • – Completing weekly exhibit inspections
  • – Assisting with accessioning and photographing artifacts
  • – Creating proper storage containers and rehousing artifacts
  • – Assisting with the installation of temporary exhibits
  • – Assisting with research and special projects
  • – Processing materials in the museum’s archives
  • – Other projects as assigned

Qualifications 
  • – Enrolled in an accredited college or university and majoring in general museum studies, collections management, history, or art history
  • – Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and stand for extended periods of time.
  • – Work is performed in various locations, including facilities in Bethlehem and Allentown; independent transportation is required.
  • – Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail
  • – Strong oral and written communication skills
  • – Proficient computer skills
  • – Team player

Commitment
  • – 8-12 hours/week
  • – Tuesday-Friday

Education Internship: Education and program interns will gain in-depth fieldwork experience in designing, facilitating, and teaching programs that address the needs of adult, school, and youth audiences. Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in hands-on programs and conduct qualitative research in order to learn about museum education theory and practice.  Internships are part-time, 4-8 months unpaid positions open to high school and college students.  Based on experience and interest interns will also be applicable to apply for paid hours as education assistants leading tours and outreaches.

Responsibilities:
  • – Assist in leading outreach programs at local schools
  • – Assist in outreach events and special events programming catered to expanding our family audience
  • – Assist or lead in the development of curriculum and hands on programming for our pre-K-3rd grade Tinker Program and our 8th and up Design Thinking Program
  • – Assist or lead school tours and Girl Scout badge days
  • – Develop new opportunities for outreach and Girl Scout programming
  • – Assist in the organization and implementation of the grand opening of our Rosie the Riveter event in March and other activities throughout the month celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage
  • – Other responsibilities will be assigned based on intern interests

Qualifications:
  • – Strong public speaking abilities required
  • – Must be able to engage a wide range of audiences from pre-k to adult levels
  • – Attention to detail and strong organization skills required
  • – Ability to work independently and manage time efficiently
  • – Must be punctual and reliable
  • – Strong interest in intergenerational learning, scaffolding skills, and informal education outlets or learning outside the classroom (LOtC)

Applications are received and reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Amber Emory, Director of Education and Community Partnerships, at aemory@nmih.org. Feel free to call with any questions or concerns at 610.694.6644 ext. 109.