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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 2021
  • 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.

Winter/Spring 2022 Internship Semester

Winter/spring semester internships will run from January 2022 through April 2022. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Dec. 15.

Communications Intern

The Museum of the American Revolution explores the complete story of the American Revolution using its distinguished collection of objects, artifacts, artwork, and manuscripts. Permanent and special exhibition galleries, theaters, and large-scale tableaux bring to life the original “greatest generation,” and engage people in the history and continuing relevance of the American Revolution. The Museum is steps away from Independence Hall. It serves as a portal to the nation’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context and encouraging explorations that begin at the Museum’s doorstep.

Position Description
The Communications Intern will support the Communications team.

Core Responsibilities

  • · Assist with press events, film shoots, photo shoots and other press visits.
  • · Draft press releases, media alerts, and other publicity materials.
  • · Assist in promotions and special events.
  • · Assist with organizing press clips and drafting monthly media reports.
  • · Assist with content development for web, social media, and email newsletters.
  • · Assists with updating of outside arts and cultural event calendars.
  • · Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • · Working toward a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in English, Communications or a related field
  • · Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • · Excellent organizational skills
  • · Ability to produce under tight deadlines with multiple priorities
  • · Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team
  • · Ability to work weekends, evening hours, or holidays as needed
  • · Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite programs

To Apply

  • · Please submit a cover letter, resume, and your academic transcript to internships@amrevmuseum.org.
  • · Application deadline: Dec. 15 at 11:59 p.m.
  • · Only applications with all required documents submitted by the deadline will be considered

Events & Programs Intern

The Museum of the American Revolution explores the complete story of the American Revolution using its distinguished collection of objects, artifacts, artwork, and manuscripts. Permanent and special exhibition galleries, theaters, and large-scale tableaux bring to life the original “greatest generation,” and engage people in the history and continuing relevance of the American Revolution. The Museum is steps away from Independence Hall. It serves as a portal to the nation’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context and encouraging explorations that begin at the Museum’s doorstep.

Position Description
The Events & Programs Intern will support the fundraising, membership, and special programs team at the Museum.

Core Responsibilities

  • · Planning logistics and promotional outreach for a robust schedule of spring membership and donor events.
  • · Planning logistics and promotional outreach for 3-day national conference: Collecting the Revolution.
  • · Staffing evening and weekend events, as schedule allows.
  • · Administrative tasks to support event and program planning, such as name tags, gift bags, signage, etc.
  • · Data entry in Raisers Edge NXT to track and monitor RSVPs.
  • · 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

  • · Please submit a cover letter, resume, and your academic transcript to internships@amrevmuseum.org.
  • · Application deadline: Dec. 15 at 11:59 p.m.
  • · 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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Internships

Only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted via e-mail or phone to schedule a date 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 video chat for applicants outside the Philadelphia area. We let all candidates know the final status of their applications about six weeks after the application deadline. 

No. The Museum accepts both official and unofficial transcripts. 

Applications must be submitted via email by the application deadline.  

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.