The New York State Museum serves the lifelong educational needs of New Yorkers and visitors through its collections, exhibitions, scholarship, programs, media and publications in science, history, anthropology, and art. The Museum explores and expresses New York State’s significant natural and cultural diversity, past and present.
An Internship at the State Museum encourages participants to take an active role through hands-on learning opportunities throughout research and collections, education, public programs and administration offices. Internships exist in a wide variety of specialized departments throughout the museum providing exciting educational opportunities that not only provides personal and professional growth to participants but is a valued resource for the museum itself enlisting talented motivated individuals. Museum internships are unpaid, may be part-time or full-time, and set up to accommodate any semester throughout the year. A typical internship lasts 6-12 weeks, but can be shorter or longer, depending on the school requirements and the organizational needs.
Internships should be pre-planned well in advance to allow time for the application process, interviews and to complete necessary agency/educational institutional agreements provided buy the educational institution.
Each intern will be assigned a supervisor within their accepted internship program placement.
THE ASSIGNMENT (DESCRIPTION OF JOB)
A variety of specialized skills are required to run any museum. While specific projects fluctuate with the institution's needs and priorities, a diverse assortment of opportunities are generally available. Positions are typically project-oriented within a specific department. Examples are noted here of the types of placement opportunities the NYS Museum offers.
Please Print and return your application to:
Office of Volunteer Services
Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230
Or call (518)-402-5869
For more information, contact the Office of Volunteer Services at
(518) 402-5869 for further information today.