High School Junior Staff Internship Programs
High school students from all over New York City work together alongside museum staff to explore community, technology and education at CMOM. Through experiences that increase their confidence and independence, Junior Staff Interns grow into valued members of the CMOM team.
Interns begin with broad interests in technology, the arts or working with children. Each intern develops their interests into real work experience and skill sets that prepare them for college and careers. Students start off as volunteers, and as they gain more experience, they earn an ascending stipend. Graduating interns are often selected to stay on as paid staff or to mentor new Junior Staff Interns.
Fall Junior Staff Internship
In the Fall, high school interns train in interactive storytelling. They visit partner community organizations off-site and bring storytelling and literacy art workshops to children and families.
Deadline: September 24th
Spring Junior Staff Internship
In the Spring, interns design an online children’s book, and take off-site visits to other museums around New York City.
Deadline: January 21st
Summer Junior Staff Internship
Summer Junior Staff Interns assist educators with guided tours for visiting camp groups and take part in professional development workshops, fairs and college workshops.
Deadline: June 17th
For more information, contact David Rios at 212-721-1223 x237 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
College and Graduate School Internships
Direct experience observing and working with children is an important ingredient in the development of talented educators and exhibition design. Internships provide an opportunity for applied learning and real work experience.
During the school year, CMOM partners with colleges and universities to provide credited internships in a variety of disciplines including education, exhibition design and development. CMOM hosts students from a variety of institutions including, New York University, Bank Street College, Barnard College, Teacher’s College at Columbia, Columbia University, Hunter’s College and the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Over the summer, CMOM hosts up to 20 interns from across the country and around the world in CMOM's education internship.
Graduate students are placed based on an appropriate match for their resume and course work with current museum projects. Past interns have done research for upcoming exhibitions, painted exhibition components, designed graphic materials, developed curriculum and taught special programs.
The following are internships that are available at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. For up to date internship postings please visit Jobs and Internships at CMOM. To inquire about a specific internship please contact David Rios by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Education Internship: As part of the education team, interns may teach interactive guided tours to a variety of visiting school groups, assist with enrollment classes and off-site outreach programs and develop education materials. Qualifications must include: experience with children and an interest in museum education. Learn more about Spring 2013 Internship opportunities.
- Development Internship: Reporting to the Development staff, interns will assist with researching prospect donors as well as inserting information on Raisers Edge, and will assist staff at the admissions desk, when needed. Qualifications must include: knowledge of MS Word and Excel good organizational and writing skills, knowledge of internet research, interest in non-profit administration and marketing.
- Exhibits Internship: Reporting to the Deputy Director of Exhibitions, interns will assist with researching ideas for upcoming exhibits as well as related programs, and will assist staff in front end research and preparation of Requests For Proposals (RFPs). Qualifications must include: written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of internet research, organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to work independently and ability to multi-task. Learn about current internship opportunities.
- Graphic Design Internship: Intern will design a variety of materials for upcoming exhibitions and various museum departments. Qualifications must include: design portfolio, knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
- Finance Internship: Reporting to the Finance and Administration Director, interns will aid in the implementation of organizational accounts payable, accounts receivable, file maintenance and vendor relations. Intern will aid in CMOM’s Finance departments coordination with other internal programmatic departments. Qualifications must include: ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously, proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, and ability to work independently.