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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:

E-mail: volunteer@artbma.org*
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 volunteer@artbma.org.


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: http://chronicle.com/article/Want-a-College-Experience-That/147123/

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.

Resource profile: Idealist.org

21 Apr

Last month, I posted a profile of the Baltimore Collegetown Network’s Internships page. This month, I wanted to provide a fuller description of one of the other sites listed on Making English Work’s Resources page: Idealist.org.

This is a great site to check out if you are not from the Baltimore area and looking for internships for the summer. Because they highlight nonprofit and social justice-oriented organizations and businesses, the positions are well suited for people like you. They also do a great job of vetting their postings so that you don’t have to wade through the numerous “false positives” and internships-in-name-only-but-really-just-free-menial-labor postings that makes sites like Intern Match more heinous than helpful.

Just as an example for what you might find at Idealist.org, here are the number of hits for the Boston Metro area using the following keywords:

  • writing: 92
  • advocacy: 38
  • sustainability: 70
  • global: 103
  • editorial: 3
  • journalism: 11
  • communications: 197

Note: KEYWORDS MATTER! As you can see, if number of hits is your goal, “communications” is a good place to start (not “English major” or “literature”– or even “editing,” sadly). Many communications positions require strong writing and editing skills, so if you want to go into a writing or editing career, an internship in communications is a good place to start.

Happy hunting! –JLC

Resource profile: Baltimore Collegetown Network Internships page

18 Mar

We are in the “high season” for summer internship postings and applications, and for those of you looking for an internship, I just wanted to remind you of the Resources page on this blog. One valuable resource on this page is the Baltimore Collegetown Network, which has a regularly updated list of internships and often has a surprising number of internships that are open to EN and other humanities majors. Here are some of the positions listed just in the past week: Gallery Intern, Social Media and Marketing, advocacy position at World Relief, internship in Marketing, Management, and HR, summer reading program coordinator, festival/events intern … you get the idea. All of these are available to EN majors, though some require specific skills that you may or may not have. Remember that majoring in English qualifies you to do almost anything!

All of these positions will be in the Baltimore area, but if you’re going to be around this summer–or are looking for an internship for the fall– you should definitely take a look!

If you are going to be in a different part of the country, the Resources page has several other databases that list internships and jobs around the country– or around the world. Idealist.org is a good one if you are looking for a job at a nonprofit or if you are interested in social justice issues. The U.S. Government summer jobs list is a good place to look for summer positions, as well.

What resources have you found useful for finding internship/job postings? Send us a comment and we’ll add new resources to our list! –JLC

More internships/jobs at the Maryland Humanities Council

11 Mar
Note: The MHC Office is convenient to Loyola’s campus, in Mt. Vernon. Also, don’t forget that volunteering can provide valuable employment experience. –JLC
Opportunities at MHC
MHC Employment, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunities
Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to humanities in our state? MHC is seeking:
Apply by March 17.
A part-time communications intern (PAID!) Apply by March 28.
Volunteers for upcoming programs, book festivals, and in-office support.  Fill out an application.

Maryland State Archives summer internships–deadline 3/31/14

12 Feb

Several great (fascinating!) internship opportunities described below–all are in Annapolis, MD. Don’t hesitate to apply for the historical ones, just so long as you are actually interested in the history you will be working on! Also, the conservation and cataloging internships would be great for anyone interested in museum work and librarianship.


MD Humanities Council internship–Deadline 2/21/14

11 Feb

Here’s a great summer internship opportunity at the Maryland Humanities Council; also see the link to the Sondheim Nonprofit Leadership Program (which would provide a $3000 stipend and networking opportunities in the nonprofit sector).


They are looking for someone to help with PR, marketing, grant-writing, and the like. Internship is in Baltimore, 10 weeks between June and early August.

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