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Department of State

New Jersey State Museum

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

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Thank you for your patronage and support in these challenging times. The State of New Jersey has lifted universal indoor masking for visitors and staff in state buildings. Masking is still strongly encouraged if you have booked a reserved or guided programs in galleries and classroom spaces.

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Internships at the New Jersey State Museum

Further your education, career, and interests by interning at the New Jersey State Museum!

The State Museum has numerous opportunities for students who want to learn more about their fields of study, gain valuable experience, or to broaden their interests.

Multiple intern opportunities exist throughout the Museum (Archaeology/Ethnography, Cultural History, Education/Planetarium, Fine Art, Natural History, Marketing and Public Relations, and Rentals).

Duties may include working in a bureau’s office, laboratory, collections management, library, or helping with research, exhibitions, education and field work, developing social media.

Recent interns have aided in the cataloging of fossil specimens, served as docents in the Museum’s exhibitions, aided in the preparations for a major exhibition, and helped to develop educational programs, services and curricula. Interns have also worked on projects that were published in scientific journals. Project ideas initiated by the interns will be considered.

Interns work under the supervision of the professional staff. Contact between the student, the academic advisor, and the Museum staff is encouraged.

An interview with the appropriate staff member and approval by the Bureau’s Curator is required.

Interns should be able to work with a high degree of independence, self-motivation, and accuracy. Please note: the NJSM cannot offer paid internships at this time, however, we will work with your educational institution to assist you in gaining credit (where possible) for the internship.

If you are interested in interning at the New Jersey State Museum, or if you would like more information, please contact one of the curators below:

Archaeology and Ethnography
Susan Orr, Registrar
609-292-6330
Susan.orr@sos.nj.gov
Archaeology & Ethnography Internship Application
Fine Art
Jenny Martin-Wicoff, Registrar
609-292-1886
jenny.martin@sos.nj.gov

 

Cultural History
Nicholas Ciotola, Curator
609-826-3935
Nicholas.Ciotola@sos.nj.gov
Natural History
David Parris, Curator
609-984-3846
David.Parris@sos.nj.gov
 

 

Education/Planetarium
Beth Cooper, Curator
609-984-2586
Beth.Cooper@sos.nj.gov

 

 

 


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