Exciting Internship Opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
WATERTOWN, Mass.—As the largest Armenian museum in the diaspora, the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA) offers many unique internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students looking to build their careers with hands on experience in their field of study. This summer and fall, ALMA is accepting curatorial assistant, public relations, and web development interns to execute a variety of exciting projects under the direction of ALMA’s curators and professional staff.
Curatorial assistants will have the chance to execute a range of activities related to preparing temporary exhibitions and permanent exhibits. Interns will be responsible for preparing correspondence related to incoming exhibition proposals, assisting with the preparation of exhibition texts, and researching artists and incoming artifacts. Occasionally, interns will also type general correspondence, prepare purchase orders, record incoming acquisitions, send acknowledgements for donations and gifts, and organize exhibit materials.
Public relations interns will assist the public relations department with projects that increase ALMA’s visibility in the public eye and create buzz about upcoming programs and exhibits. Under the direction of ALMA’s professional staff, interns will write calendar listings, maintain press clippings, track editorial calendars, prepare press materials, draft copy for ALMA publications, execute promotional mailings, assist with event planning, and help with other related office duties. (Some evening and weekend work may be required.)
Web development interns will work to enhance ALMA’s online presence. Web development interns are responsible for maintaining the website, developing online videos and uploading virtual exhibits, and ensuring the online content is accurate and up-to-date. Interns will also have the opportunity to design appealing banners and graphics for the website. This multidisciplinary position requires proficiency in Dreamweaver, HTML, and Adobe Photoshop.
All internships offer either college credit or a stipend and are designed to help fulfill interns’ professional and educational goals as well as the needs of the Armenian Museum and Library. Interns must be able to work 20 hours a week for eight weeks.
Qualified applicants are enthusiastic undergraduate and graduate students with either a background in art history, anthropology, museum or library science, communications, public relations, web design and/or are interested in Armenian history and culture. Applicants should possess strong communication skills, be highly organized, have a proactive attitude, and be able to work in a deadline driven environment.
To apply for an internship at ALMA, submit a cover letter stating your personal interests, skills, and academic/career goals; a resume; and one letter of recommendation from a professor, academic advisor, or employer to ALMA’s public relations coordinator Christie Hardiman by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Students applying for public relations or web development internships should also be prepared to submit some sample pieces of their work.
For more information about ALMA and its summer internship opportunities, visit www.almainc.org or call Hardiman at (617) 926-2562 ext. 4. ALMA is located on 65 Main St. in Watertown.