2019 Summer Interns at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House Museum

Interning with the Jewish Museum of Maryland (JMM) is a dynamic, interesting, educational, and fun experience.  Summer internships include a small stipend but do not cover housing or transportation. Fall and Spring semester internships are often available in multiple departments. Free parking is provided. Internships may be used for course credit with approval from the intern’s academic institution.


Applications due March 2, 2020.

Orientation for 2020 summer internships will be held on Monday, June 1, 2020.


You can read about previous interns’ experiences at the JMM here!


Communications and Digital Content Intern

This internship is supervised by the Museum’s Marketing Manager. Projects may include but are not limited to developing content for the Museum’s social media platforms, adapting past Museum exhibits into digital exhibits, drafting content for Museum e-newsletters, drafting press releases, attending Museum programs, and identifying potential PR partners.

Applicants should be interested in marketing, communications, non-profit or cultural organization management, museum studies, digital humanities, or other related fields. Previous museum experience not required.  This internship is full time for ten weeks and includes a modest stipend; it does not include housing.

Please send a cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references (two of which must be professional or academic) Rachel Kassman, Internship Coordinator, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to rkassman@jewishmuseummd.org (email preferred). Please include “Communications and Digital Content Intern” in your subject line. Application deadline is March 2, 2020.


Education Intern

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks qualified interns to assist in the Education Department. This internship is full time for ten weeks and includes a modest stipend; it does not include housing.

The ideal intern will be someone who enjoys working with the community, has strong communication skills and can work independently on projects.

Responsibilities include:

>Leading tours for camp groups, summer school and adult groups (training to be provided)

>Assisting with our annual Summer Teacher’s Institute on Best Practices in Holocaust Education

>Developing resources and curriculum for upcoming education projects and exhibitions

>Provide assistance in our marketing efforts and Visitor Services

College undergrad or grad preferred, any major. Previous museum experience not required.

Please send a cover letter, resume, availability, and list of three references (two of which must be professional or academic) Rachel Kassman, internship coordinator, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to rkassman@jewishmuseummd.org (email preferred).Please include “Education Intern” in your subject line. Application deadline is March 2, 2020.


Development Intern

The Jewish Museum of Maryland (JMM) seeks a motivated and detail-oriented intern who is interested in institutional advancement. This internship provides a chance to work closely with the Development Director and the Development and Marketing Manager on a variety of projects.  S/he will gain valuable experience in the field of fundraising.

Projects may include grant and prospect research, working on donor events and other special donor opportunities, cultivating philanthropy, updating records in our Blackbaud – Altru database, and furthering communication with our supporters. This is an opportunity to learn fundraising, donor prospecting strategies and best practices in a rewarding environment.

Interested students can be working in the field of museum or non-profit fundraising or other related fields. Previous development experience not required. Please send a cover letter, resume, availability, and list of three references (two of which must be professional or academic) to Rachel Kassman, Internship Coordinator, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to rkassman@jewishmuseummd.org (email preferred). Please include “Development Intern” in your subject line. Application deadline is March 2, 2020.


Collections Intern

The Jewish Museum of Maryland (JMM) seeks a qualified intern to assist the Collections Department with a variety of collections projects, including but not limited to inventories, object photography, condition reporting, and historical and decorative arts research. Projects can be tailored to the intern’s specific interests, where possible.

Interested students should be working toward a degree in museum studies, history, art history, material culture, or Jewish studies. Previous museum experience not required. Attention to detail a must; interest in collections management and registration preferred. This internship is full time for ten weeks and includes a modest stipend; it does not include housing.

Please send a cover letter, resume, availability, and list of three references (two of which must be professional or academic) to Rachel Kassman, Internship Coordinator, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to rkassman@jewishmuseummd.org (email preferred). Please include “Collections Intern” in your subject line. Application deadline is March 2, 2020.


Archives Intern

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a qualified intern to assist the Collections Department with general archives management projects.  The interns will process and create finding aids for several large archival collections. Other tasks include, but are not limited to: cataloging new donations and loans, digitizing collections, data entry, material rehousing, and research.

Interested students should be working toward a degree in archives management, library and information science, or museum studies. Previous museum experience not required. Attention to detail a must; interest in archives management preferred, and students with an interest in and/or experience with working with photographic collections are encouraged to apply. This internship is full time for ten weeks and includes a modest stipend; it does not include housing.

Please send a cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references (two of which must be professional or academic) Rachel Kassman, Internship Coordinator, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to rkassman@jewishmuseummd.org (email preferred). Please include “Archives Intern” in your subject line. Application deadline is March 2, 2020.


Program Intern

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a qualified intern to assist the Public Programs Department with the planning, development, and execution of museum programming.  The Programs Department offers about 60 public programs a year including scholarly lectures, hands-on workshops, panels, film screenings, family days, and exhibition openings. The intern would have a chance to experience a range of these program formats.

Specific projects may include assisting with the Annual Jonestown Festival, helping with family programs, conducting research on programs in relation to the 175th anniversary of the Lloyd Street Synagogue, and planning for programs in conjunction with upcoming exhibitions.

This internship is full time for ten weeks and includes a modest stipend; it does not include housing. The intern should be willing to work some evening and weekend hours to be arranged with supervisor.

College undergrad or grad preferred, any major. Previous museum experience not required.

Please send a cover letter, resume, availability, and list of three references (two of which must be professional or academic) Rachel Kassman, internship coordinator, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to rkassman@jewishmuseummd.org (email preferred).Please include “Education Intern” in your subject line. Application deadline is March 2, 2020.


Additional Internship Opportunity with B’nai Israel: Genealogical Research Intern

B’nai Israel looking for up to six interns for summer 2020 to support the Descendants’ Day initiative of B’nai Israel Congregation.

Descendants’ Day is simultaneously an extensive genealogical and history project, and a unique community building initiative, connecting people to their heritage and drawing fresh attention and energy to the historic Jewish community of Jonestown.

They seek candidates who are very comfortable with teamwork, historical research, and new initiatives. Candidates should possess the ability to display imagination, ingenuity and humor in solving problems, and an enjoyment in working with a diverse range of people.

The intern(s) will work with and report to the Descendants ’Day Project Team of professional and non-professional volunteers managed by the B’nai Israel Director of Special Projects, but will have access to the professional development opportunities offered through The Jewish Museum of Maryland, including a required orientation on Monday, June 1st 2020. Summer internships include a small stipend but do not cover housing or transportation. Application deadline is April 17, 2020.

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