The Phillips Collection's Internship program is open to full-time undergraduate students, full-time graduate students, and recent graduates. The purpose of the internship program is to offer students and recent graduates meaningful work, educational experiences, and real-life practice in their fields of academic study and/or interest.
Graphics and Digital Media Interns work with the Marketing and Communications Department on a variety of projects that increase museum visitor access and engagement. Along with creating lively and engaging print and digital design, the intern provides web and administrative support on a range of tasks, often in collaboration with the Information Technology, Curatorial, Education, Development/Membership, and other departments. Projects include design of institutional or exhibition collateral, website maintenance, and assistance in the production of multimedia/interactive content for exhibitions based on the applicant’s skills and interests.
Duration: A minimum of eight continuous weeks and at least 16 hours per week is preferred. Internship length and schedule may vary depending on the needs of the department.
Academic Credit: Depending on the nature of the internship and approval of the student's college or university, academic credit may be granted for internships. Student applicants should consult their academic advisor for additional information.
*Application deadline dates are as follows:
Spring Internship: December 1
Summer Internship: April 1
Fall Internship: July 31
Please submit a résumé, letter of interest, and a one page document containing links and background information for print design and/or digital media projects you have worked on. If at all possible, we prefer to receive the letters of recommendation together with the rest of your materials. If a recommender insists that the letter of recommendation remain confidential, please ask him/her to send the letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name in the subject line and the internship(s) you are applying to in the body of the email.
(include but are not limited to):
- Providing administrative support to the Marketing and Communications Department
- Produce print design for institutional materials and exhibition ephemera including brochures, ads, invitations to events, flyers, development proposals and campaigns, signage, and more
- Assisting in the design and development of various digital projects
- Maintaining CMS-based website (data entry, content updates, optimizing and uploading files, proofreading)
- Producing analytic reports
- Performing other duties as assigned
- Assisting at evening events such as Phillips after 5 and other community events as needed
Potential candidates should have hands-on experience with:
- Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
- Multiple forms of digital media and their respective file types (video, images, audio, websites)
- Social media and content distribution platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, Youtube)
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office
Familiarity with the following preferred but not required:
- Web analytics (such as Google Analytics)
- Best practices and design trends
- Podcast and video production
Gallery Educators, Volunteers, Interns, and Temporaries are eligible for the following benefits:
- Complimentary guest admission to museum (subject to availability)
- 20% discount at Museum Shop
- 10% discount at Museum Café
- Invitations to seminars, lectures, and special events