The Milwaukee Public Museum strives to provide internship programs that support the mission of the Museum and the goals of our interns through challenging and meaningful opportunities.


Most internship opportunities are geared towards college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students. High school seniors and college freshmen, in certain instances, may be accepted. Students may also be accepted as interns within one year of graduation from a college or university.

Current Opportunities

MPM currently offers unpaid internships in a variety of departments. Most internships are available for 8-20 hours per week, depending on the needs of the MPM department and the credit requirements of the university (if applicable). Please click a link below to learn about specific requirements for each opportunity.

You are welcome to apply for internships in departments not listed here. However, please note that if an opportunity is not listed below, it is unlikely that there is a position available.

Internship in Anthropology
Internship in Graphic Design  
Internship in Planetarium & Animation 


Application Process

If the internship is to be taken for credit, the student should contact their faculty advisor or internship office to learn about their school's policies and procedures before applying to MPM.

The deadline for a spring semester (January-May) internship is November 15; for a summer semester internship (June-August), the deadline is April 1 (March 1 for Anthropology Internships); for a fall semester internship (September-December), the deadline is July 15.

Required: Cover letter and Resume
In your cover letter, please include which position you are applying for and which semester you want to intern during, along with your weekly availability for that semester. Please also include any work or class experience you have that relates to the opportunity, and what skills you hope to gain during your internship.

Letters of recommendation and links to portfolio pages are encouraged, when appropriate.

Please email all application materials to:

Email: Amanda  Kopp
Volunteer and Internship Manager
Milwaukee Public Museum
Phone: 414-278-2711

Once materials are received, the MPM Volunteer and Internship Manager will contact the potential supervisor with the information submitted by the student. The potential supervisor will contact the student for an interview, if they deem there is compatibility.