Summer 2021 Museum Practice Internship Program

Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 24, 2021, by 11:59 PM (EST)

The Everhart Museum offers a summer internship opportunities for undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates from any college or university. This internship is a part of the Summer 2021 Museum Practice Internship Program, which runs from June 21 through August 13. The 2021 Museum Practice Internship Program and all listed internship positions will be conducted remotely. Over the course of the program, interns will receive a broad introduction to the Everhart’s Natural History and Fine Art collections and to the museum field. The eight-week program consists of an orientation, weekly discussions, virtual field trips, networking opportunities, and final presentations. 

All questions regarding summer 2021 internship positions can be sent to

Available Positions

How to Apply

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 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”)


Academic Credit

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.

Eligibility & Selection

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 by the beginning of April 2021. 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


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