Volunteer & Intern

2020 Museum Practice Internship Program

Application Deadline: Monday, February 10, 2020, by 11:59 PM (EST)

The Everhart Museum offers an unpaid summer internship opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates from any college or university. This internship is a part of the summer 2020 Museum Practice Internship Program. In addition to working on a project under a departmental supervisor, interns will receive a broad introduction to the Everhart’s Natural History and Fine Art collections and to the museum field. The nine-week program consists of an orientation, weekly discussions, a field trip to a local arts or cultural organization, an opportunity to network with staff, learn about the functions of different museum departments, and final presentations.

All questions regarding the summer 2020 Museum Practice Internship Program can be sent to internships@everhart-museum.org.


Collections Management Internship

Curatorial Internship

Development & Marketing Internship

Digitization Internship

Museum Evaluation Internship

Museums Records & Archives Internship

Public Programs & Events Internship



Prior to completing the online application form, you should prepare the following:

          • A 500-word (max) essay addressing how your skills, interests, and experiences relate to the position/department to which you are applying*
          • A resume or curriculum vitae*
          • Transcripts*
          • 1 letter of recommendation from a current or former college professor, academic advisor, or employer who can speak to your qualifications for this internship. The letter must be sent separately via email to internships@everhart-museum.org with the applicant’s full name in the subject line.

*Please follow these file naming conventions: last name, first name_document type. (Example: “Lastname, Firstname_resume.pdf”)


The Everhart Museum welcomes the opportunity to work cooperatively with schools that seek to grant academic credit for internships. Applicants are encouraged to initiate arrangements for credit with their colleges or universities. The Everhart Museum does not grant academic credit.


Enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates from any college or university are eligible to apply for unpaid internships. High-school students are not eligible.

Interns are offered an internship in a department based on their academic background, professional skills, interests, and career goals. Finalists may be contacted for interviews in person or by telephone, and accepted interns will be notified mid-April 2020. All interns will be required to complete criminal background checks upon acceptance of position.

Interested in Volunteering?

Volunteers and docents have the opportunity to gain exposure to the workings of a major regional museum through participating in all aspects of operations. Volunteers can work in a number of different departments and provide invaluable support. Our volunteers possess a passion for and appreciation of learning, a flexible attitude, and an understanding that reliability is critical.

Volunteer Application Form

Current Volunteer Sign-In


Certain individuals, in order to work or volunteer with children, are required to obtain clearances which may include the following: Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, and Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check.

If you have questions regarding the clearance process, please visit www.KeepKidsSafe.pa.gov. Individuals seeking clearances can go directly to www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis to create an individual account and apply for their child abuse clearance electronically.

Thank you for your continued commitment to keeping Pennsylvania’s children safe.