Summer Internship 2023
The First Amendment Museum is seeking interns (paid via stipend) for the Summer (May/August/September) of 2023.
Located in Augusta, Maine, the Museum is a non-partisan nonprofit organization dedicated to educating people about, and inspiring them to exercise, their First Amendment freedoms—freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. The interns will be expected to work closely with the Manager of Visitor Experiences and other Museum staff to conduct guided tours for the general public, conduct research and writing for Museum exhibitions and special projects, and assist with Museum programming and special events. These positions require the ability to stand for long periods of time, climb stairs, and interact positively with visitors on site at the First Amendment Museum (no virtual or remote internships available). Some additional hours during special events and evenings may be required periodically.
The First Amendment Museum is offering a $2,000 stipend for the total internship, as well as other professional development opportunities including admission to affiliated museums in Maine, one-on-one time with other professional staff, inclusion in staff workshops, and more. Interns will be expected to commit to the entire duration of time. Interns will be expected to work from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM onsite at the First Amendment Museum for three days a week either Monday – Wednesday or Thursday – Saturday.
- Currently enrolled in, or graduated from, an undergraduate or graduate program in
museum studies, history, public history, education, journalism, political science,
sociology, gender studies, or related field with:
- Interest in museums and/or civic education;
- Passion for First Amendment freedoms;
- Enthusiasm for working with the public;
- Excellent computer skills; and
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Gmail, Google Drive
Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to the Manager of Visitor Experience, Maxwell Nosbisch, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are due by 12:00 PM on March 13th. Qualified interns will then interview with FAM staff via Zoom, and then final selections will be made. There are three openings available.
The First Amendment Museum is an EOE.