Internships

The National Hellenic Museum offers unpaid credit and non-credit internships for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the year. An internship is a great way to gain real-life experience working in a mid-size Museum during your Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. We value every single member of the National Hellenic Museum’s team and will make sure you receive a learning experience that aligns with your career goals. There is a great deal of potential to learn and grow with this unique opportunity. Internship schedules are flexible based on each interns work and school schedules and the projects in the museum.

We currently offer internships in the following departments:

Collections Management

Now accepting applicants for Fall/Winter 2014-2015 

Collections interns will have the opportunity to assist in all aspects of Collections Management and Registration including processing, cataloguing, provenance research and proper artifact handling and storage. Interns will gain direct experience with and knowledge of the Museum’s Collection.

For Collections internships, please send a cover letter and resume to chelms@hellenicmuseum.org

Education

Now accepting applicants for Winter 2014 

The Education Department is looking for individuals with a background in History, Public History, Museum Studies, Education or other related fields.

Interns will have the opportunity to gain practical experience within the Museum.  Projects may include developing tours and programs for students K-12, researching public programming, and helping to facilitate programs and tours.

If interested, please send a brief cover letter and resume to Dimitra Georgouses, the Education Coordinator, at dgeorgouses@hellenicmuseum.org and the School Programs Coordinator, Jennifer Castellanos at jcastellanos@hellenicmuseum.org.

Exhibitions

We are currently not accepting applications for exhibition internships.

Exhibitions interns will assist with both exhibition-specific tasks and general curatorial activities. An effort will be made to include interns in various aspects and phases of a project or exhibition and to enable interns to gain an understanding of the exhibition process. Tasks may include but are not limited to general historical and/or art research, image research, writing, and data organization and entry.

For Exhibitions internships, please send a cover letter and resume to chelms@hellenicmuseum.org

Administrative and Building Management

Now accepting applicants for Winter 2014

Enjoy hands-on experience helping maintain and run a modern museum in a state of the art 40,000 square foot, L.E.D. certified, building.  Tasks include a wide range of activities including administrative responsibilities, facility management, horticultural and organizational work, as well as assisting staff members with events and other duties.  This is an internship perfect for individuals interested in a career in building management or those who are in looking to gain valuable experience in the administrative field.

For Administrative and Building Management internships, please send a cover letter and resume to chelms@hellenicmuseum.org

Marketing/PR

Now accepting applicants for Winter 2014

The National Hellenic Museum is seeking an energetic Advertising/Marketing/PR Intern to work alongside other members of our marketing department in implementing various advertising, content marketing and public relations strategies. Your main goals will include growing our online presence, improving our brand, driving museum attendance, and supporting our Development, Event and Education Departments. You’ll work as a valued contributor on our tight-knit museum administrative team.

  • How to assist our public relations efforts towards upcoming exhibitions, events, programming and supporter outreach.
  • Relationship building with our online community by helping maintain Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media accounts.
  • Write, edit and publish approved posts.
  • Create compelling content (web copy, email templates, and blog posts)
  • Develop support materials to further each department’s success
  • Work on miscellaneous tasks and projects

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Superior writing skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and follow directions
  • Team-player mentality
  • Upbeat personality
  • Quick learning ability
  • High comfort level with computers
  • Exceptional time management skills

What would be nice (though not required):

  • A degree in Journalism, PR, Marketing, or related field
  • Experience with WordPress
  • Experience with HootSuite
  • Previous blogging/content creation experience

Please be prepared to provide writing samples. For Marketing/PR internships, please send a cover letter and resume to amunoz@hellenicmuseum.org

Video Editing

Now accepting applicants for Winter 2014

  • Capture video and still images
  • Manipulate video footage and images to be used in video and print production
  • Edit video in at least one of the following: Adobe Premiere or After Effects
  • Utilize Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator programs
  • Add text, resize images, retouch photos, remove backgrounds from images, and perform color corrections
  • Assist in staging, maintaining photo equipment, props, backgrounds and set materials.  Includes assisting with product set up, lighting set up, product repackaging and general maintenance/organization of studio.
  • Log and archive video footage and still photography
  • Maintain and update an efficient video/still photography library to be utilized by entire the museum (raw footage, b-roll and completed project footage)
  • Be proficient with Macintosh OSX
  • Consistently meet production goals, standards, and deadlines

For Video Editing internships, please send a cover letter, resume, and portfolios to amunoz@hellenicmuseum.org

Art Direction

Now accepting applicants for Winter/Spring 2014

Art Direction interns will learn how to develop marketing, event, public relations, and communication pieces, as well as creative presentations.  Additionally they will be responsible for coordinating creative assets, and maintaining a creative library as well as conducting image and strategic marketing research.  Candidates must have strong creative sense, with a portfolio that demonstrates their ability to think conceptually and creatively. All candidates must be proficient with CS4-CS6 and Microsoft Office, be able to work in a fast paced and demanding environment within a mindset able to accept constructive criticism and be solution oriented.

Internship opportunity is limited to current students who are in their junior/senior year of college and who are working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Art Direction or Graphic Design.

For Art Direction internships, please send a cover letter, resume, and portfolios to amunoz@hellenicmuseum.org

Special Events

Now accepting applicants for Winter/Spring 2014

The National Hellenic Museum is seeking an energetic Special Events Intern to work alongside other members of our special events department to assist with production and management of NHM special events as well as sales and management of venue rentals.Your main goals will include growing our venue rentals, working with industry professionals and supporting the Special Events department with Museum events as well. You’ll work as a valued contributor on our tight-knit museum administrative team.

TASKS

  • Assist with upcoming events and venue rentals
  • Act as liaison for vendors during space rentals
  • Build relationships with industry vendors
  • Create compelling content  for promotional materials and website
  • Develop support materials to further each department’s success
  • Work on miscellaneous tasks and projects

QUALIFICATIONS

What we require:

  • Superior writing skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and follow directions
  • Team-player mentality
  • Upbeat personality
  • Quick learning ability
  • High comfort level with computers
  • Exceptional time management skills

Preferred (though not required): A degree in Hospitality Management or related field

For Special Events internships, please send a cover letter and resume to mlee@hellenicmuseum.org

Oral History

Now accepting applicants for Fall/Winter 2014-2015 

Oral History interns will work in the daily management of theFrank S. Kamberos Oral History Center. Tasks will include any aspect of researching, organizing, collecting, editing and maintaining oral histories currently in the collection and future inclusions. In addition, interns will assist researchers, and participate in the day-to-day maintenance and management of the oral history collections. Knowledge of Greek a PLUS!

For Oral History internships, please send a cover letter and resume to janagnostopoulos@hellenicmuseum.org

Library and Archives

Summer 2014 Internships are closed.

Now accepting applicants for Fall/Winter 2014-2015 

Library and Archives interns will work in the daily management of the Gus & Mary Stathis Library and Resource Center. Tasks will include any aspect of storage, cataloging, documentation, and everyday care of material in the library and archives, as well as answering reference inquiries, assisting researchers in the archives reading room, and participating in the day-to-day management of the library and resource center. Knowledge of Greek a PLUS!

For Library and Archives internships, please send a cover letter and resume to janagnostopoulos@hellenicmuseum.org