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Internship: Marketing and Communications Internship at the Baltimore Museum of Art

9 Mar

The Marketing & Communications Department at the Baltimore Museum of Art is seeking a Summer Intern to assist with upcoming projects. This intern will work on marketing materials for Artscape and other events. Other office duties such as data entry, copy writing, and advertisement coordination may be assigned as needed.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Data entry
Assist with evening and/or weekend events when needed
Copy writing
Project research
Skill Set Required


Creative Writing
Computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite, Windows based programs)
Good communications/phone skills
Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)
English, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations
Internship Location
Baltimore, MD
Semester: Summer (Jun – Aug)
Year: 2016
Hours per week: 1-10 hours
Workdays: Monday-Friday
Pay: No
Application Requirements:
Application Deadline: April 24, 2016
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter, Other – Letter of Recommendation
Application InstructionsSummer Internship Program – 2016

The BMA offers Internships to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates. These positions provide the opportunity for Interns to contribute to various Museum projects and activities while learning how a major institution functions on a day-to-day basis. Interns will be guided by their supervisor who will act as a mentor and teach them about their department’s function within the Museum.


Candidates must fulfill one of the following criteria:

Undergraduate student
Graduate student
Recent graduate from an accredited program

Most positions will meet 1-2 days a week*
Selected candidates will be expected to start in June of 2016
* This time is subject to change depending on the unique schedule that will be created with each selected candidate.

Application Requirements

Cover Letter/Statement of Interest
Current Resume (that includes contact information)
Academic Transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
Letter of reference from a professor, academic advisor, or supervisor (only 1 letter will be accepted)
Application Deadline

All materials must be submitted by Sunday, April 24th, 2016.

Notification of Decision

All selected candidates will receive an e-mail detailing that they have been chosen for a Summer Internship no later than May 31st, 2016.

Sending Applications/Letters of Reference

All of your materials may be sent via the following options:

Through the post:
ATTN: Rachel Sanchez

RE: Internship Application

The Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Dr

Baltimore, MD 21218

* Preferred method of application submission.

No phone calls please.

* Unless otherwise noted, BMA internships are typically unpaid.

The Joshua Johnson Council Internships

The Museum does offer two paid positions aimed at increasing participation of minority groups who are underrepresented in the fields of museum programming and administration. If you are interested in applying for a JJC Stipend, please indicate this clearly in your cover letter/letter of intent. The two candidates selected to receive a JJC stipend ($1,000/ each) will be notified.

Q: May I apply for more than one open Internship opportunity?

A: Yes, you may apply for up to two open positions. Please reference them in your Cover Letter/Letter of Intent.

Q: What should I include in my Cover Letter/Letter of Intent?

A: Please include the position(s) for which you are applying and why you are interested in that department(s). Indicate any experience you may have and how the position(s) you are interested in will highlight your skills and help you learn more about the field. If you are applying for a Joshua Johnson Council stipend, please be sure to include this in your Letter.

Any additional questions may be sent to


Paid summer internships at the Maryland Archives (Annapolis)

23 Feb

Just received this posting from the Maryland State Archives. These internships are great opportunities for anyone considering careers in academia, librarianship, and museums. Of special note are projects on women’s history and Revolutionary War history (the Maryland 400 project).

Plus, they are paid internships!

If interested in these positions, contact Emily Oland Squires below. Contact Prof. Cole if you would like to discuss these careers in general, or if you would like to do a summer internship for credit.


The Maryland State Archives is currently accepting applications to its paid summer internship program.  The deadline for student application is Thursday, March 31st.  

Please share these opportunities with your students and feel free to circulate on your listservs/newsletters, etc.

For full details and application information, please see:

There are many different positions this year including openings in the following departments:
Appraisal and Description
Artistic Property
Imaging Services
Information Technology
Research – The Maryland 400
Research – Women’s Hall of Fame
Special Collections
Please click on the the link above for specifics on each of these internships openings.  I would be happy to answer any questions.
Thank you!
Emily Oland Squires

Director of Research
and Student Outreach
Maryland State Archives
350 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-260-6443 (phone)
410-974-3895 (fax)

That pesky cover letter

9 Feb frustrated writer


Internship application season looms on the horizon. And the first step of applying for that internship you’re dreaming of is writing that pesky cover letter. What, exactly, are you supposed to say, especially if this is your first internship and you have little or no work experience? Susan Adams at Forbes Magazine offers some useful advice:

This article has been posted to the Making English Work Resources page, along with lots of other helpful links. 

Tote Magazine is looking for writers

19 Jan

Just received—spread the word:

My name is Shelby Newsome and I’m the founder and editor-in-chief of Tote Magazine, an online lifestyle magazine and website for college women. Most of our team is based out of Maryland.

We are currently looking to expand our network of contributing writers. I wanted to see if you would be able to pass this information along to your students?

Our contributors generally write at least once a week. This is great for young writers looking to be published online to build up their portfolios!

If you have any interested students you can have them contact Katie Lemon, our managing editor, at and submit three writing samples.

They can check our website out here and our magazine here.

Shelby Newsome
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Tote Magazine
P: (240)-626-7891
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram

Who doesn’t love cookies? Intern with the Girl Scouts

11 Aug

The Career Center alerted us to an internship opportunity at the Girl Scouts of Marylandcheck it out! This is a perfect internship for someone with good people skills and strong writing–and especially, someone who maybe was a Girl Scout in early life!

It also looks like an internship that will give you a chance to work in development, marketing, and grant writing.

Unfortunately, the application deadline of 8/31 means that you can’t do this internship for credit this fall, but our contact at the Career Center says the internship is renewable for spring.

If you get this internship, you owe Dr. Cole a box of Thin Mints.

Public Relations internship at MICA

10 Aug

Interested in art? Or just want to get public relations experience? Loyola’s Career Center has alerted us to a new internship listing from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.

The internship is unpaid; MICA encourages interns to receive college credit. To arrange for credit, you’ll need to get the internship and then register for EN 099, and all paperwork needs to be completed by the drop/add deadline. So– you’ll need to apply very soon! Contact Dr. Cole with any questions!

Editorial internships at U of MD Medical System

4 Aug
One of our recent alums, Hope Gamper ’15, is now employed in the marketing and communications department at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore and is looking for two editorial interns for the fall semester. She’s hoping to do interviews (in person or by phone) next week, so you’ll need to act fast. Hope says:
A good number of our past interns have been English majors/minors and I was offered my job after interning here. This is a great position for someone interested in writing and communications work in the healthcare field.
Here’s a description of the internship–please feel free to contact Hope (ph:410-328-7702; email: hopegamper [at] if you have questions, and contact Dr. Cole if you’re interested in doing the internship for credit (either 1-credit EN 090 or 3-credit EN 099).


Position reports to UMMS Office of Marketing, Communications & Community Health team members and contributes to writing, editing and content development for various communications channels produced and managed by the UMMS Office of Marketing, Communications & Community Health. Our office is responsible for all system-wide communications, including media relations, internal communications, website, video work and more.

The ideal candidate is a college-level junior pursuing a degree in communications, public relations, English, journalism or a related field. The position is unpaid; however, the editorial intern may receive course credit for the internship (subject to your school’s requirements) and will be hired to work 10-20 hours per week for at least one full semester.

To apply for this exciting opportunity in downtown Baltimore, please e-mail ( or fax (410-328-3450) a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and letters of recommendation to Communications Specialist, Hope Gamper. Questions? Call Hope at 410-328-7702.

Principle Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Will rotate in roles/assignments with our various communications teams: Internal communications, media relations, publications, Web site and more. Duties will include creating content, executing various writing and editing assignments, and more
  • May also work with UMMC Communications staff on other related assignments, including providing support for media relations and various events
  • Perform related duties as required


  • Presently pursuing a degree in Communications, Public Relations, English or Journalism.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills essential (business writing, editing, presentations, and professional phone demeanor). Health-related writing experience or completed coursework in science classes is a plus.
  • Skilled at web navigation, and capable of using Internet and information sources for research.
  • Solid project management skills and experience. Ability to handle multiple priorities and think independently.
  • Understanding of and experience with communication disciplines such as graphic design, advertising, marketing and public relations.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; HTML experience is a plus.
  • High attention to detail and ability to identify key messages.
  • Willingness to learn.


  • Junior or senior undergraduate (or graduate) student with cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher (on 4.0 scale).
  • Preference given to students with demonstrated leadership skills and a wide array of interests/activities.
  • Recommendation by Department Head (of student’s major area of study) and/or two professors.
  • Passing of UMMC’s standard drug screening and background check.

Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment. Extended time on a PC is required.

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