Internships

“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

The Peabody Museum invites applications for summer internships at the Museum for undergraduate (or recent graduates) and graduate students of any college or university. 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.  This program does not meet the requirements of the J-1 visa. Applicants must already be able to work legally in the United States.

Summer 2017 Internship opportunities will be posted in late November 2016. Applications  will be due January 9, 2017.
  • Internships are supervised by Museum professional staff.
  • Internships are for 20 hours per week over 8 weeks in June and July
  • 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, usually the first day of the internship period (June 6–July 29, 2016).
  • 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 a maximum of three projects.

Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Native American Program

Internship Descriptions for Summer 2016 may be viewed here 

Download Internship Application

Problems or questions, contact peabodyintern@fas.harvard.edu

 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.