Internships Marketing

We offer four different types of internships here at the Museum:
Education | Marketing and Public Relations | Collections | Administrative

 

Marketing and Public Relations

The Joliet Area Historical Museum is a history museum located in the heart of downtown Joliet. The $10 million dollar museum opened in fall 2002 and serves a diverse population. The museum provides unpaid internship opportunities for students completing a variety of majors.

Purpose: The Marketing Intern will assist the Marketing Manager in the development, implementation and evaluation of public relations programs. These programs may target membership, volunteers, corporations and the regional community. The internship experience will be mutually beneficial for both the intern and the Museum.

The Marketing Intern will benefit as they gain valuable marketing experience that will help them develop as a marketing/public relations professional. Concluding the internship, the intern will have experience in developing and implementing marketing programs and a portfolio for use in interviewing for job opportunities.

This internship will require excellent writing and oral communication skills, ability to work independent of supervision, and experience with databases and publishing software. The intern must be able to work with diverse personalities and populations.

Internship Requirements:

  • Complete one major project. This portfolio-building project will be chosen from a list of projects compiled by the marketing manager. The intern will meet weekly with the manager to assess progress. Past projects have included:
    • Publicity and marketing for Invention Dimension, a free admission day geared toward families at the museum
    • Developing a marketing piece that showcases the museum’s rental spaces, including solicitation of advertisers
    • Planning and coordinating Kidzfest, an outdoor festival that serves 9,000 attendees
  • Assist with the design, layout and story writing for the quarterly newsletter
  • Write and distribute public service announcements and press releases for various events and happenings at the museum
  • Update JAHM social media outlets
  • View and interpret website and Facebook analytics
  • Work with volunteer committees to carry out special events and fundraising programs
  • Gain experience in the other areas of the museum to understand how the parts of the museum work as a whole to fulfill the Museum’s mission

Supervision:
The Marketing Manager will be responsible for the supervision and evaluation of the Marketing intern. Supervisory meetings will be held weekly. The Executive Director will also approve the internship and its completion.