Monday, February 13, 2012

Summer 2012 Internships Available!

Summer interns at HRNM are a very important part of our staff. Interns help with a variety of projects, including creating education programs, conducting fun programs in the museum, and running special events. This internship gives students the opportunity to see how a museum works and to use their creativity to design programs for teaching Naval history in a fun way. You can check out some of the programs last summer's interns worked on for more details. We're now accepting applications for the summer 2012 internships! Details for applying follow:

The Hampton Roads Naval Museum is seeking applicants for a part-time, unpaid summer internship. Intern(s) will work with museum educators on summer programs, daily public programs and museum interpretation, educational tours, special events, research, and writing. Interns should demonstrate an ability to present to visitors individually and as a group. Organizational skills are important. Knowledge of American and Military history preferred.

Length: approximately 12 weeks (depending on intern’s schedule)
Starting date of internship: Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Required commitment: 32 hours per week
Experience: History or Museum Studies undergraduates with at least incoming sophomore standing (or have recently graduated), or currently registered as graduate students (or have recently completed coursework). A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. There will be no housing provided; intern is responsible for obtaining lodging and board.

2012 Deadline: Applications must be postmarked or emailed by March 15, 2012.

To Apply for the Internship Program:
Submit résumé or curriculum vitae and contact information for two professional references. Also include a brief essay of 500 words or less answering: Why do you want to work in a museum? All requested materials must be collected in a single envelope and mailed to the internship coordinator at the following address:

Matthew Eng
Hampton Roads Naval Museum
One Waterside Drive, Suite 248
Norfolk, VA 23510-1607

You can also email your internship application materials to Contact Matt with any questions or inquiries at the above email address or 757-322-3168.

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