Administration and Development Internships

Alix Zacharias Internships

Available in the summer

As a former volunteer at The Carle, Alix Zacharias felt the hands-on experience and mentoring she received helped her redefine her career goals. She created this internship program to provide a unique opportunity for third- and fourth-year college students, graduate students, and recent college graduates who are interested in Museum leadership, business administration, or non-profit development and fundraising. The Museum offers two Alix Zacharias internships: 

  • The Museum Administration & Leadership Intern works closely with the executive director and the manager of strategic initiatives, focusing on museum management and grant proposal efforts as well as a specific research project developed in direct consultation with the executive director.
  • The Development intern works closely with the director of development and the development & marketing team, focusing on fundraising, membership, and marketing efforts, as well as a specific research project on fundraising trends in museums developed in consultation with the director of development.

The interns participate in managers and all-staff meetings, and gain an understanding of how the various museum departments function within the context of the organization as a whole. Each internship culminates in a final project report and a presentation to Museum staff.

The internships, which include the month of July, run eight weeks beginning with a mutually determined start date and require a 25-hour-a-week commitment. Demonstrated strong research and writing skills and interest in museums are required. Experience with databases are a plus. This program pays $3,000. Applications must be submitted electronically by March 1.

Development and Marketing Internship

Fall, J-Term, Spring and Summer

Note: On hold as of November 25, 2020

The development and marketing department supports the aims of the Museum by raising funds and promoting the Museum’s mission. Intern responsibilities include preparation of promotional materials and press mailings, tracking of membership and donor attendance and giving, and help with on-site and off-site meetings and promotional events. Ideal candidates are highly organized and articulate, able to  manage in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment, and proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.

This is an unpaid internship. Applicants from Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) may qualify for work study and should inquire at their college’s work study office. Applications must be submitted electronically by the following deadlines: 

Summer: April 1
Fall semester: August 1 (note: accepting new interns in 2021)
J-Term: November 10
Spring semester: November 10