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Michael Karabinos at National Geographic

An update from Mike Karabinos: "After getting my BA in 2005 I received my Masters in Library Science from the Catholic University of America and am currently the Map Librarian at the National Geographic Society." Mike is also thinking about applying for a Ph.D. program.

Newseum Internship

The Newseum - Spring Internships (Washington, D.C., U.S.)

Newseum Spring Internship
Are you looking for an exciting internship that will provide you with
the skills necessary to help you obtain full-time museum employment? If
so, the Newseum's Collections Internship is for you!
The Newseum, a revolutionary 250,000-square-foot museum of news, offers
visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with
up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits. At the Newseum, we
pride ourselves on creating up-to-the minute exhibits and actively
collecting modern and historic artifacts. As a Newseum intern you can
work at our museum downtown or our state-of-the-art storage center in
Laurel, Maryland (or both). Internship hours are flexible and can be
arranged to fit individual's schedules - this can include morning and
weekend work. You will be a member of the small, dynamic Collections
team and will be able to make an enormous contribution to the work we
do. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain Collections experience and
be involved in the day-to-day operations of one of Washington, D.C.'s
most popular museums!
Intern responsibilities will include, but are not limited to assisting
Registrars and Collections Specialists with the following tasks:
- Daily monitoring and recording of environmental conditions
(temperature, relative humidity, lighting, etc.) in gallery spaces
- Processing donations and incoming loans, including cataloging
artifacts in database
- Monitoring and reporting on exhibition conditions as they
pertain to exhibited collections
- Assisting with the cleaning of exhibits and artifacts on display
- Aiding in the installation and de-installation of exhibited
- Compiling information for the new Standard Facilities Report
particularly regarding the environmental conditions/calculations for
each of the galleries
- Helping with basic artifact conservation
- If time and interest permits, short-term, independent research
projects related to the collection can be designed

Newspaper archives internship project
- For those who already possess or would like to gain archival
experience, there is the opportunity to work on a self-directed archival
project with the Newseum's outstanding 35,000 piece newspaper collection
(this project will take place at the Newseum's storage facility in
Laurel, MD)

For all internship opportunities:
Candidates should possess basic computer skills, an interest in
collections/registration work, and the ability to lift 30 pounds.
Internships last for a minimum of 12 weeks and may be part or full time.
This internship position is for college credit only.
Application Process
Please email cover letter and resume to

Maeve Gaynor Scott
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202.292.6327

Jewish Museum of Maryland Internships

The Jewish Museum of Maryland will have several internships available in the winter and spring. Please feel free to distribute this advertisement to interested students. Other internships will be posted in the next few weeks as well.

Winter/Spring 2010 Internship—Collections and Exhibitions Department

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a qualified intern to assist in the Collections and Exhibitions department to work on an upcoming exhibition, Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture and Jewish Identity.

JMM interns work closely with museum professionals on various aspects of collections and exhibition research. Tasks may include, but are not limited to: visual and newspaper research for exhibition development, conducting and/or transcribing oral histories, cataloging new donations and loans, processing archival collections, object photography, data entry, digitizing photographic collections, gallery preparation, and artifact handling.

Interested students should be working toward a degree in history, art history, material culture, Jewish studies, museum studies, or archival science. Previous museum or gallery experience is not required.

Housing is not provided.

Winter/Spring internships are unpaid, but may be taken for academic credit. Winter interns generally work full time for 4 weeks during winter break before the start of the spring semester. Spring interns generally work 2 days a week for the full semester.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to Ms. Karen Falk, Curator, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to Applications reviewed as received.

Thank you very much for your assistance. Please let me know if you have any questions.
-Jobi Zink

Jobi O. Zink
Sr. Collections Manager
Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

(410) 732-6400 ext. 226

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