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Internships

The department strongly encourages its students to seek internships as a supplement to their onsite study.

  • For general information about internships, please visit Radford University Career Services
  • Many opportunities are available, so students are also encouraged to discuss this with their advisers.

Current Internship Opportunities through the Montgomery Museum & Lewis Miller Regional Art Center

INTERN NEEDED: Collections / Museum Studies/ History/ Curatorial 

The intern will work under the direction of the museum Collection Manager to complete an inventory of historic artifacts. A background in history, art, American studies, and/or museum studies is preferred. The ability to work independently, attend carefully to detail, and good computer skills are essential for a successful intern.

INTERN NEEDED: Historic Photographs / Digital Collection / Museum Studies / History / Curatorial

The intern will work under the direction of the museum Collection Manager to complete inventory and proper storage of historic photographs. The intern will also develop and implement a process of updating search terms for the museum’s large digitized photograph collection. A background in history, art, American studies, and/or museum studies is preferred. The ability to work independently, attend carefully to detail, and good computer skills are essential for a successful intern. The intern should have experience with, or be willing to learn, Expressions photo management software.

INTERN NEEDED: Historic Documents / Publishing / Digitization / Marketing / Graphic Design/ History

The intern will work with the museum’s Collections Manager to select, scan, edit, and prepare layouts for reprinting past publications by the museum. A background in history, American studies, English, communications, marketing, and/or graphic design is preferred. The ability to work independently, attend carefully to detail, and good computer skills are essential for a successful intern. Experience with InDesign is preferred.

INTERN NEEDED: Marketing / Business / Museum Studies / History/ Art

 The intern will work with the museum’s Executive Director to develop an improved processes in the museum’s shop including plans for management, marketing, and staging/display. A background in retail, marketing, or business is preferred. The ability to work independently, attend carefully to detail, and good computer skills are essential for a successful intern.

INTERN NEEDED: History / Art/ Education/ Museum Studies/ Grant Writing

The intern will work with the museum’s Executive Director and Collections Manager to develop a “kit” for elementary school students to help them navigate the museum. It will offer students the option to interact with both history and art through a “scavenger hunt” or other activity. A budget and development of background materials to be used to apply for a grant to fund this program would be part of the internship. A background in history, art, museum studies, American studies and/or education is preferred.

INTERN NEEDED: Marketing/ Public Relations/ Communication/ Media Studies/ Art / History

The intern will work with the museum’s Executive Director to develop a marketing plan for the museum and its programs (such as Heritage Day). The development of templates for press releases, social media posts, and other types of communication documents will be part of the internship. A background in marketing, public relations, and/ or communications is preferred.

To learn more about these opportunities, please contact the museum at (540) 382-5644.