2023 Fall Call for Interns

Fall Internship 2023

The First Amendment Museum is seeking interns for eight weeks beginning September 25th through November 17th, 2023.

Located in Augusta, ME, the museum is a nonprofit organization. We are strictly nonpartisan and are dedicated to educating people about, and inspiring them to understand, live, and love their First Amendment freedoms – religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.

Potential areas of engagement include exhibition research and design. Exhibits currently under consideration are bone records (recordings of banned music made on old X-ray films), contemporary and historic raids on newspaper offices, freedom of religion, media bias, and current threats to democracy but other topic suggestions relating to the First Amendment are open to discussion.

Intern Responsibilities

  • Conduct research on a topic of interest relating to the First Amendment
  • Write research conclusions in an accessible style for tour manuals and display in the museum exhibit
  • Collaborate with museum staff to design and develop exhibitions
  • Attend weekly meetings for research progress reviews

Intern Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in or graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program in education, museum studies, history, journalism, media studies, graphic design, or related field.
  • Interest in museums, civic education, and civil discourse.
  • Passion for protecting our First Amendment rights.
  • Enthusiasm for engaging with museum visitors.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Gmail, Google Drive, social media, and website updates.

The First Amendment Museum is offering $1300 (paid by stipend) for a commitment of no more than 15 hours per week. The position may be in-person, remote, or hybrid. However, Interns may be asked to spend a minimum number of hours on-site to during the exhibition design process based upon their own schedule. Additional questions or interested applicants may email a resume and cover letter to Genie Gannett, Executive Director at ggannett@firstamendmentmuseum.org.

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