“I participated in the Peabody's summer internship program and have assisted with research in the Meso Lab for two years now. Working at the Peabody is a unique, engaging opportunity for students and has been one of the best parts of my college experience.”

— Elizabeth Gettinger

Co-sponsored by the Peabody Museum (PMAE) and
the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP)

The Peabody Museum and the Harvard University Native American Program invite applications for the summer internships at the Peabody Museum for undergraduate (or recent graduates) and graduate students. Opportunities vary from year to year, but generally the internships are designed to offer experience in museum activities such as curatorial research, collections management, archives, museum education, public programming, publications and/or conservation.

  • Internships are supervised by Museum professional staff.
  • Internships are for 20 hours per week over 8 weeks: June 2 to July 25.
  • The Peabody offers a small stipend in accordance with applicable laws. Please note, the Peabody cannot offer assistance in obtaining housing or a housing subsidy.
  • Interns must attend an orientation on June 2, 9:30–4:30
  • Interns must be available for a brown-bag lunch 12:00–1:30 pm on Wednesdays during the internship period.
  • All interns are required to give a presentation to staff at the end of the internship.
  • Internship projects are described below: Applicants should apply for one (maximum of two) of the specific projects listed below.

Pending Construction schedules, the Peabody will not be offering an internship program during Summer 2015.

Internship Descriptions

Download Internship Application

 Academic-Year Internships

There are a limited number of internships during the academic year, usually students in professional programs in Library Science, Conservation, and Museum Studies for whom internships are a requirement for the master's degree. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Catherine Cezeaux.


Summer interns, 2012. Museum interns worked in collections, conservation, public relations, osteology, and curatorial departments.

See a video featuring intern research at the Museum.