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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


EN and IT (that’s Information technology, not Italian)! Yes!

30 Jul

This article from The Chronicle of Higher Ed is directed at people with Ph.Ds in the humanities, but is equally applicable to undergraduate humanities majors. An EN degree is applicable to a wide range of fields– even information technology. How? Here’s one reason offered by the author, who got his BA in English and then worked in tech for nearly a decade:

My love of literature meant I adapted well to the language-driven task of computer programming.

The article describes careers in IT particularly suitable for humanities majors: business analyst, technical communicator, and user-experience designer. Worth checking out!

IT: The Accidental Career for Ph.D.s

Intern or Work to Save the Chesapeake

12 Jun

Hello MEW Followers,

I just received the notice below from the Canvas Director of Environment Maryland:

Prof. Forni

Summer Jobs for the Environment! 

Environment Maryland is hiring students to work on our campaigns this summer in College Park. We’re looking for folks that are hardworking, good communicators and committed to making positive change.

This summer our top campaign is protecting the Chesapeake Bay!

It’s hard to imagine life in Maryland without the Bay– whether it’s visiting the National Harbor, eating crabs and oysters, or taking a trip to the Eastern Shore, Maryland depends on the Bay.

Unfortunately, reckless development and other polluting industries are threatening the Bay, washing pollution and bacteria into nearby streams and marshes. In fact, over 3 million pounds of toxic waste are dumped into the Chesapeake and its connecting waterways each year. That’s why Environment Maryland is working to convince the EPA to fix the Clean Water Act— by closing loopholes that are leaving our streams and the Chesapeake at risk.

AND to win this campaign we are hiring students in Maryland to get out into communities, and build support for this issue. Over the course of the summer you can expect to make between $4,000-$6,000 and make $9-$15/HR. It’s a great way to build your resume, like an internship, but you get paid.
To sign up to learn more click here or call us at 301-403-0024.

Learn more about our campaigns at

Editorial assistant opening at Johns Hopkins University Press

28 May
Johns Hopkins University Press has an entry-level publishing position open. They are looking for someone who will work hard and has good writing and phone and some graphics skills. The job description says they want 2 years of experience, but the editor who contacted us (see his info below) encouraged us to encourage new graduates to apply.
Contact Vince Burke, Executive Editor, at vjb [at] with questions.

Personal assistant: a ticket to glamour and possibly self-loathing

14 Apr

rs_1024x759-141204153408-1024.birdman-emma-stoneI’m not sure whether to recommend this or to tell you to run. Run screaming, as fast as you can. But this article from Dissent Magazine provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of the “personal assistant,” portrayed by Emma Stone recently in Birdman.

Read at your own risk!

WISH: DC internships, housing, & general career advice/info

10 Jul

If you’re interested in interning in the DC area, or even if you’re not, here’s an organization that you might find useful. WISH is “officially” an organization that provides housing for interns in DC (WISH stands for Washington Intern Student Housing), but their blog, the Wishington Post, has great info about internships, job-hunting, and networking. (I found their writeup of the “5 Worst Companies to Work For”–which are not just DC-area companies–quite eye-opening.) 

The blog also posts internship openings. I believe they have a Facebook page and Twitter feed as well, so there are a variety of ways to keep updated if you’re looking to intern or apply for jobs in DC, especially in the political sector, nonprofits/NGOs, and journalism.

As for WISH itself, it looks like a great way to find a community of fellow interns, which not only gives you a way to make friends in DC, but also provides great networking opportunities. They also have a speaker series introducing you to different job fields, job-hunting strategies, and internship-related issues. And they also have a variety of social events in DC. It’s a bit pricey, but less than Loyola tuition 🙂

WISH site:
Wishington Post:

The work-education nexus

18 Jun

Great article in today’s Chronicle of Higher Ed about how work experience and one’s college education enhance one another. If you need any more encouragement to take an internship–or participate in meaningful service or extracurricular activities– while you’re in college, this should put you over the edge.

Because the article is only accessible to subscribers, I’ve transcribed some choice bits below. The whole thing is worth reading if you have access:

If you are interested in doing an internship for credit for the fall semester, get in touch with either me or Dr. Forni, who will be taking over internships next year while I’m on sabbatical. We can help!

Want a College Experience that Matters? Get to Work

Scott Carlson, The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 18, 2014

Now and then, I get invited to journalism classes to talk to students about making a living as a writer. Last year I got a particularly special invitation: to speak to a room full of budding journalists at the Minnesota Daily, the college paper of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. This was the place where I learned about writing as real work—late at night and on weekends, cranking out profiles and essays to see them dropped within a twine-tied bundle of papers the next day at the cafe where I worked. When I arrived at the Daily for my talk, I found students much like my friends and me from years ago—coming from all kinds of majors, devoted to the craft. “Come with whatever you want to talk about,” the managing editor had told me in the invitation. But it was clear what they all wanted to talk about: how to land their first jobs in a stagnant economy, in a profession that is tougher than ever to break into.

That visit came back to me last month as I looked over the findings of the Gallup-Purdue Index, a survey of 30,000 Americans aimed at finding which college experiences lead to a happy job and life. Most of the buzz about the survey focused on the conclusion that caring and stimulating professors significantly raise a student’s chances of finding employment and well-being. But another important finding of the study was less noticed: Graduates who felt that their colleges had prepared them for life beyond the academy—through such activities as internships or jobs where the students were able to apply their classroom knowledge—were three times as likely to be engaged at work. Those who had done a long-term project, held an internship, or participated heavily in extracurricular activities or organizations doubled their chances of being engaged at work. Unfortunately, only a third of the survey respondents said they had gotten such an internship or job during college.

… snip …

Many of the outcomes resonate with my own experience, although my journey was more haphazard. I was an English-literature major who wanted to be a writer, but there were few opportunities to write for a real audience within the department, and I didn’t have a clue how to make a living at it. All I had heard in my creative-writing courses were clichés about the writing life: getting up every morning and putting something down on paper. That was too amorphous to be helpful.

Thanks to pushing from an uncle, I stumbled into a semester-long internship at a newspaper in Washington, where I was a transcriber and gofer for a veteran investigative reporter. That led me back to the Minnesota Daily, where I landed a job as a reporter covering arts and culture. And while the reporters got excellent training in writing on deadline, they also wrestled with the same problems that vex professionals: How do you balance hard-hitting news with crowd-pleasing stories, especially when advertisers are skittish and revenue is down? If the police want to dig through your notes in an investigation, what do you do? How do you handle a colleague (usually a friend) who isn’t cutting it?

Tony Wagner, who just finished his year as the Daily’s editor in chief, says he faced a dilemma when the newspaper came across a police report of an alleged sexual assault at the apartment of some university basketball players. Staffers deliberated right up to press time about whether or not to print the names of the players. They did, and a local metropolitan newspaper, the Star Tribune, did not. “You might talk about something like that in the classroom, but I don’t know of any place other than a student paper where you would actually wrestle with it,” he says. Graduating this spring, he has landed a job at American Public Media, the producer of A Prairie Home Companion, Marketplace, and other public-radio programs.

I, too, learned in a college newsroom the basics of what I went on to do every day, and it helped me land my job at The Chronicle.

Some people—like the wealthy entrepreneur Peter Thiel, who has offered students money to drop out of college and get on with work—might say that my English degree was unnecessary. But novels of ideas and literature of feminism, minorities, and marginalized people opened up the world of a kid raised in a monochrome Twin Cities suburb. In particular, the late Peter E. Firchow—the “caring professor” of my own college story—taught me to look at society through close reading of utopian and dystopian fiction. That training was invaluable to me, personally and professionally, in America after September 11, 2001. My literature degree wouldn’t have taken me far without the work, but my work wouldn’t have been as rich without the literature degree.

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