Yeshiva University Museum welcomes applications for internships. Since its founding in 1973, YUM’s changing exhibitions have celebrated the culturally diverse intellectual and artistic achievements of 3,000 years of Jewish experience. Interns will be exposed to nearly every facet of the Museum’s activities.
Internships are frequently available in the Curatorial Department where interns will have an opportunity to work directly with the curators on a variety of tasks. Activities range from assisting in the research, organization, and preparation of exhibitions, to supporting the care and maintenance of the Museum's permanent collection and associated documentation. The latter is usually the intern’s primary task.
Internships are available during the school year and summer recess. Work schedule is flexible, but the intern must commit for a minimum of one semester (working at least 8 hours per week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays) or six weeks during the summer (working at least 3 days a week Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays). This position is unpaid; consult your school about the possibility of earning credit.
Computer proficiency is required; knowledge of Photoshop and scanning are useful. Knowledge of and interest in museum work, research, art history are also useful. Majors from across the University are encouraged to apply, as are students from other institutions.
Applicants should email the following materials:
- Factual writing sample (the beginning of a school paper would be fine)
- Cover letter expressing interest in an internship and explaining how this internship will benefit YU Museum
- Two letters of reference, sent directly by the authors to this email
- Detailed requirements from your academic institution should you wish to receive credit for your internship
After we receive these, we can schedule an interview. Interviews are held at Yeshiva University Museum.
To apply send all material by email.