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Internships

Marketing and Engagement Department

 The Eastman Museum accepts up to three communications and engagement interns per semester. The intern will work directly with the Director of Marketing and Engagement, the Manager of Digital Engagement, the Public Relations Manager, and other members of the Communications and Engagement team, as well as select members of the development and special events teams. As an intern for the museum you will gain valuable experience working as part of a professional communications and engagement team, as well as a member of a non-profit museum, and cultural center. Interns will be exposed to the museum’s world class collections and curators, as well as members of the local and regional media and national arts media.

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Available Internships

Public Relations Intern

Reports To: Kellie Fraver, Public Relations Manager
Start Date: Varies, rolling acceptance for Fall, Spring, and Summer
Hours: 10-12 hours a week (can be flexible)

Responsible for, depending on interest and experience, the following:

  • Press release writing
  • Local/ regional story mining and pitching
  • Media relations (Calendar updates, pitching, tracking, clip reports)
  • Media list management/ building

Digital Engagement/Social Media Intern

Reports To: Kate Meyers Emery, Manager of Digital Engagement
Start Date: Varies, rolling acceptance for Fall, Spring, and Summer
Hours: 10-12 hours a week (can be flexible)

Responsible for, depending on interest and experience, the following:

  • Social media engagement and content creation
  • Digital engagement campaign creation
  • Social media analytics and assessment
  • Influencer mining

All Communications & Engagement interns may be responsible for the following:

  • Research
  • Data input
  • Special event support

Qualifications

  • Must be pursuing a degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, Digital Humanities, Anthropology, English or a related field.
  • Must have completed at least your sophomore year of your undergraduate degree
  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Highly organized
  • Willing to work an occasional evening or weekend for special event or exhibition opening
  • Must have reliable transportation

Application To apply, send a resume and cover letter that specifies area of interest to socialmedia@eastman.org.

Moving Image Department Internships

The Moving Image Department at the George Eastman Museum offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students of cinema who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge in the archival treatment of moving images and related collections. Internships are offered to students who have training and experience in moving image preservation, cinema studies, paper conservation, or archival studies. Solid research, analytical, computer, and writing skills are required. Internships encourage students to explore careers related to the preservation and access of archival moving image collections and motion picture history.

Internships are offered during the summer, from July through August. Interns must schedule their work Monday through Thursday during regular business hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Course credit must be negotiated in advance of the internship, and requires the approval of the intern’s academic institution. Interns are expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week for 8 weeks. Stipends are not offered. 

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Internship projects may be offered in the following areas, subject to availability:

  • Cataloging and Metadata: Assigned projects are aimed at improving and enhancing catalog records in the museum's database. Work may involve data entry clean-up, assigning subject and name access points, preparing descriptive summaries, performing biographical research on art and artists’ authority files, and reviewing catalog records for accuracy. 
  • Collections Digitization: Assigned projects are designed to enhance availability of collections through digitization and website access. Possible assignments include assisting with scanning and digital curating activities; entering data in the museum’s Digital Collections Database; preparing technical and administrative documentation; testing digitization workflows; and assisting with interface design, usability studies, and related web development activities.
  • Collection Management: Assigned projects are focused on inventory, inspection, identification, rehousing, locating, and cataloging of 35mm and 16mm film elements. Film handling experience is required.
  • Curatorial: Assigned projects may include archival film research, assistance with moving image exhibitions (label and text preparation, installation), and research for upcoming publications.
  • Stills, Posters and Paper Collection: Assigned projects are focused on archival processing, cataloging, and digitization of artifacts related to the history and exhibition of motion pictures, such as publicity stills, lobby cards, pressbooks, glass lantern slides, music cue sheets, and posters. 

How to Apply

Application packages must include all of the following to receive consideration:

  • A completed MID Intern Application [Download PDF Here]
  • A letter of intent;
  • A résumé or curriculum vitae detailing your experience, career interests, and internship goals;
  • Two letters of recommendation. 

Send complete package by mail or e-mail to:

Intern Coordinator
Moving Image Department
George Eastman Museum
900 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14607-2298
MIDinternships@eastman.org

Applications must be received by April 15. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.