The Special Events Intern will work one-on-one with the Director of Special Events to get an inside knowledge of how major special events are developed, planned, and executed in a large museum setting. They will work as part of the museum team to learn the important role that special events play in the overall museum experience. They will assist the Director with all aspects of the special events, including attending meetings to plan the event, both internally with museum staff and externally with outside consultants and vendors, preparing materials, completing paperwork, and working as part of the production team. After the event has taken place, the intern will assist in the evaluation process.
Please check with your school to see if you're eligible for academic credit. This is an unpaid internship. Summer interns receive a stipend of $1,500. Candidates for internships are chosen on the basis of a written application and an in-person or phone interview.
Internship available year-round: fall semester, spring semester, and summer. The work day is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and the museum is open Wednesday - Sunday (administrative departments operate Monday-Friday only); work schedules vary by department.