INTERNSHIP: Museum Intern, North Dakota State Historical Society of North Dakota (Bismarck, ND, USA)

  • Closing date: November 28, 2016
  • Job ID 3007034
  • Anticipated duration of internship: 3 months, 500 hours.
  • Start date: January; however, schedule is flexible.  Must be completed by June 30, 2017.
  • Rate of Pay: $14.00/hr for graduate student; $12.00/hr under graduate student

Summary of Work: Assist Museum Division staff in producing an exhibit commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration in North Dakota and the opening of the Chateau Demores as a State Historic Site. This exhibit will be up for 3-5 years at the Chateau Interpretive Center and it will subsequently travel to other state historic sites. The intern will help with selecting and preparing artifacts, content research, writing label copy, schematic exhibit design, mount making, and exhibit installation. The intern will also have a chance to work on a variety of supporting tasks including collections management, registration methods, and museum exhibit fabrication related activities.
Duties and Tasks: The intern will be an integral part of the development and installation of the exhibit.  One of the primary tasks will be to research and produce a short media piece for the exhibit using archival images and recorded oral histories
Student Requirements: Applicant must be a student with a major in Museum Studies, Public History, Art, Graphic Design, or related field.
To be eligible for a North Dakota State Government Stipend Student Internship, a student:

  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or vocational-technical program in the United States, and
  • Must be a current full-time student, as defined by that school, in the semester or quarter in which he/she applies for internship, and
  • Must be able to receive academic credit for the internship, and
  • Must be at least of sophomore standing by the beginning of the internship (or must have completed the first year of a vocational/technical program by the beginning of the internship), and

Must have a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Application Procedures: All applications for open State Historical Society of North Dakota positions must be made via the State of North Dakota Careers site. Paper submissions are not accepted.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Application materials should include information that directly addresses how the applicant meets the minimum qualifications and summary of work.
Applicants are screened based on qualifications, successful completion of the interview process and a background and criminal investigation.
Anyone needing assistance or accommodations during any part of the application please contact Erica Houn at, tel: +1 (701) 328-2327, fax: +1 (701) 328-3710. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the Application Process or uploading attachments please contact or +1 (701) 328-3290.
For information regarding the position please contact Beth Campbell at +1 (701) 328-2674 and, or Jenny Yearous at +1 (701) 328-2099.
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