2018 Starr Museum Graduate Internship

The Milwaukee Public Museum is offering a summer internship for graduate Museum Studies students. 

This internship, sponsored by the Betty L. and M. Kenneth Starr Internship Fund, offers a stipend of $2,000 for assistance in travel and living expenses. The award recipient is also required to perform at least 150 hours of internship work.  Candidates must be enrolled in a Masters or Ph.D. program in Museum Studies. (Students enrolled in an advanced program with an emphasis or certificate in Museum Studies or Museum Science do not qualify for this award.)   

Job Description

We are seeking an intern to help conduct a digital inventory of MPM's type specimens. The project would primarily be entomology specimens, but could include vertebrate specimens and paleontology if time and interest allow. The intern will assign bar codes and create digital catalog records to specimens, and photograph selected specimens.   There will also be select opportunities to work with other collections managers/ curators as time allows.

Required Competencies

1. Strong interest in biology, museum collections work, and science communication
2. Prior experience in one or more of the following:

  • museum collections
  • biology or science
  • Attention to detail

 3. Digital literacy (experience with computers)
4. Good interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
 5. Ability to work well on a team
6. Expected Learned Skills:
7. Specimen handling experience
8. Relational database use
9. Collections digitization/ photography

Apply Now!

Applications should consist of a cover letter, a resume or CV, and two letters of recommendation.  Selection of the award recipient will be based on availability of a compatible internship and the applicant’s present abilities and potential. Application deadline is Friday, March 9, 2018.

Direct applications to Amanda Stopar, Volunteer and Internship Manager, at stopara@mpm.edu.