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The Exhibits & Collections department provides unpaid internship opportunities for students in a variety of majors. Please read the following job description for Exhibits & Collections interns. For additional information, please contact the Exhibits & Collections manager at 815-723-5201, ext. 233.
The Exhibits & Collections Intern will assist the Exhibits & Collections Manager in one or two categories:
The internship experience will be mutually beneficial for both the Intern and the Museum. The Exhibits & Collections Intern will benefit as they will gain valuable experience in a Museum setting that will help to further their career goals. They will also have a final product to add to their Museum Exhibits & Collections portfolio. The Museum will benefit as it will have a final product that can be used with their Exhibits &/or Collections programs.
The Exhibits & Collections Intern must possess the following qualities: excellent writing and oral communication skills, ability to work independent of supervision, must be a self-starter and energetic, must be organized and attentive to detail, and must work well with the diverse population that the Museum serves.
Possible Experiences as an Exhibits & Collections Intern:
Research, program design, exhibit design, data entry skills, assisting at special events, writing materials, designing publicity materials, and attending meetings.
The Exhibits & Collections Intern will:
The Exhibits & Collections Manager will be responsible for the supervision and evaluation of the Exhibits & Collections intern. Supervisory meetings will be held weekly.