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Internships

Internships

The Museum of the American Revolution offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students who are seeking job experience and continued education. Applications are welcome from applicants who:

  • are currently-enrolled junior or senior level undergraduate students, graduate students, or have graduated within 2019;
  • have maintained at least a 3.0 grade point average.

Please note that internships are not available in every area each semester. Internship programs vary each semester on an as-needed basis. For more information on future internships, please check our website closer to the semester you wish to apply for to see which programs will be offered.

Fall 2019 Internship Semester

The Museum is offering four internship programs for the Fall of 2019 in our Group Sales, Marketing, Membership and Development teams. This will be a 12-week program starting September 9, ending December 6, 2019.

Available Internships

Corporate Partnerships Internship

Position Description:

This role will support a variety of duties that contribute to the overall success of the Museum’s fundraising programs; in particular, the corporate partnerships program. The program engages local, national, and international companies in providing financial support to the Museum through corporate memberships and sponsorships, as well as in-kind and tax credit-based contributions. This fall will be an exciting time for the corporate partnerships program, with key initiatives including:

  • securing sponsors for the 2020-21 special exhibit celebrating the 100th; anniversary of the 19th amendment providing for universal women’s suffrage;
  • renewing and upselling annual corporate members on a January 1 renewal cycle;
  • cultivating corporate support from defense contractors through a special event with the Museum’s board chair; and
  • hosting corporate sponsors and other companies at the 2019-20 special exhibit, Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, and related events.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Research and compile information on corporate giving prospects.
  • Help manage database information pertaining to corporate prospects and partners.
  • Assist with developing corporate partnership proposals, acknowledging corporate gifts, and fulfilling and tracking partner benefits.
  • Help coordinate and staff corporate partnerships and other development events.
  • Assist with general mailing projects, filing, and other administrative tasks.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience/ Skills: 

  • Interest in and some familiarity with fundraising/development, sales, marketing, external affairs, and/or corporate social responsibility.
  • Willingness and ability to interface with corporate partners and prospects via phone, email, and in person.
  • Ability to work within databases to manage accurate and detailed constituent records.
  • Skill in writing in a professional context.
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel.

Eligibility:  

  • Applicants must be a junior or senior level undergraduate, or a graduate student.
  • GPA: 3.0 and above.
  • Applicants may submit samples of any writing materials they have developed.

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the Fall 2019 Internship Application
  2. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to internships@amrevmuseum.org.
    Only applications with all required documents submitted by the deadline will be considered. 
    Additional documents, such as writing samples, may be requested during the interviewing process for select programs.

 

Group Sales Internship

Position Description:

The Group Sales Intern, reporting to the Group Sales and Travel Trade Manager, will actively support the Group Sales Department. In addition to the Manager, the department is comprised of a Group Sales Coordinator and two Group Sales Reservation Agents.  The Group Sales department is part of the larger Marketing Department.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the research, development, and maintenance of group sales databases
  • Assist the Group Sales Manager in conducting a competitive set analysis
  • Assist with annual Educator Open House to include managing RSVP list, event set-up, registration, and event execution
  • Assist with fall mailings to include Field Trip Planner, scholarship letter, and special exhibition promotional postcards
  • Assist with trade show preparation
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

• Must have outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
• Must have strong organizational skills.
• Must have ability to pay close attention to detail.
• Must be able to successfully manage multiple projects at one time.
• Must work collaboratively in a diverse work environment


How to Apply:

  1. Complete the Fall 2019 Internship Application
  2. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to internships@amrevmuseum.org.
    Only applications with all required documents submitted by the deadline will be considered.
    Additional documents, such as writing samples, may be requested during the interviewing process for select programs.

Marketing Internship

Position Description:

The Marketing Intern, reporting to the Vice President of Marketing, will actively support the Marketing Department. In addition to the Vice President, the department is comprised of a Digital Marketing Manager, Group Sales Manager, Public Relations Manager and Manager of Corporate Partnerships.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of collaborative partnership database.
  • Assist in the development of competitive advertising binder (collect relevant marketing materials and advertising from regional museums).
  • Assist in research efforts (working with research company to help with data collection and summer focus groups).
  • Assist Digital Marketing Manager with e-marketing tasks.
  • Graphic design support as needed.
  • Assist with website redesign project.
  • Assist with social media focusing on further developing the Museum’s Instagram.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Must have outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have strong organizational skills.
  • Must have ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Must be able to successfully manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Must work collaboratively in a diverse work environment.

To Apply:

  1. Complete the Fall 2019 Internship Application
  2. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to internships@amrevmuseum.org.
    Only applications with all required documents submitted by the deadline will be considered.
    Additional documents, such as writing samples, may be requested during the interviewing process for select programs.

Membership & Development Internship

Position Description:

This role will support a variety of duties that contribute to the overall success of the Museum’s membership and fundraising programs.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with donor research projects.
  • Membership and Development event and meeting support (occasionally during weekends and evenings) to include planning, RSVP tracking, event registration, set-up, procurement of supplies      .
  • Membership processing & fulfillment.
  • Support the needs of front-line membership in the lobby/on floor during peak times.
  • Support our digital fundraising efforts.
  • Assist with general mailing projects, filing, and other administrative tasks.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience/ Skills: 

  • Ability to work within databases to manage accurate and detailed constituent records.
  • Willingness and ability to interface with members via phone, email, and in person.
  • Excellent proficiency in MS Word and Excel.

Eligibility:  

  • Applicants must be a junior or senior level undergraduate, or a graduate student.
  • GPA: 3.0 and above.
  • Applicants may submit samples of any writing materials they have developed.

To Apply:

  1. Complete the Fall 2019 Internship Application
  2. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to internships@amrevmuseum.org.
    Only applications with all required documents submitted by the deadline will be considered.
    Additional documents, such as writing samples, may be requested during the interviewing process for select programs.

Benefits

  • Stipend (paid at the completion of a successful internship)
  • Free admission to the Museum
  • Discounts at the Museum store and café
  • Training opportunities

What you can expect from a Museum of the American Revolution Internship:

  • Work with experts in their field
  • Engage in meaningful work
  • Gain valuable job experience
  • Opportunity to apply studies into real life

Criminal Background Clearances

All applicants must be willing to complete the required background checks as listed below. The Museum covers all fees pertaining to background checks.

  • Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Federal Criminal History Clearance (requiring fingerprints)

Frequently Asked Questions

How and when will I know whether I’ve been selected for an interview?

Only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted, by April via e-mail to schedule a date to speak with one of the Museum’s Internship Coordinators. Interviews may be conducted in person for those in close proximity to the Museum or over the phone or Skype for applicants outside the Philadelphia area. We let all candidates know the final status of their applications about six weeks after the application deadline. 

Do I need to submit official transcripts?

No; the Museum accepts both official and unofficial transcripts. 

Can I mail you my application materials?

Applications must be submitted via email by the application deadline.

What are the eligibility requirements for the Museum’s Internship Program?

The Museum accepts applications from undergraduates who have completed at least their sophomore year prior to the start of the internship as well as from students currently enrolled in a graduate program. The Museum also accepts recent graduates, provided they have graduated within the same calendar year as the Internship Program. All students must maintain or have maintained a grade point average of at least a 3.0.

Are there any specific requirements?

Depending on the department the internship is with, there are varying requirements including number of hours, specific skills, and educational qualifications such as having completed a certain number of years or credits. Please see the job description of your program of interest for more information.

If I am selected, may I receive course credit for my participation?

Yes, interns can receive course credit so long as they make arrangements with their respective colleges and universities.

Will I receive notification on whether my application materials have been received?

Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt via email once you have accurately submitted the online application and uploaded your material.

Is housing or transportation available for interns?

No; interns are responsible for making their own housing and transportation arrangements.

Will I be able to work at the Museum after an internship?

Employment at the Museum is not guaranteed to interns following the completion of their internship program. Interns are welcome to apply to be considered for any available positions.