The National Women's History Museum is seeking two (2) highly motivated, enthusiastic, creative, and detail-oriented interns to assist with developing virtual educational programming and to assist with program implementation, including supporting educators in leading virtual program activities. This position will work under the supervision of the Education Programs Manager.
- Assisting with developing virtual educational programming for various audiences
- Assisting with program implementation, including supporting educators in leading virtual program activities
- Collaborate with Museum Education staff on ideas for programmatic content and support development of resources for educational program planning
- Conducting research that supports program and audience development
- Current or recent upper-level undergraduate and graduate students
- Ability to effectively present content in both one-on-one and group situations in an engaging way.
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills as well as the ability to multitask.
- Ability to conduct verifiable online research
- Must be motivated to work independently and have the ability to be a self-starter and work successfully with little supervision
- Passion for our mission and commitment to women’s representation and equality.
- Completion of, or working towards, a degree with coursework in women or gender studies, education, history, museum studies OR equivalent experience.
- Experience in theater, teaching or public speaking
- Experience working with children of various ages in a camp or informal education setting
- Previous experience delivering educational programs in informal and/or formal settings preferred.
- Museum experience a plus.
Desirable candidates should be energetic, outgoing, and have a genuine appreciation of working with children in a virtual educational environment. History or museum education “expertise” is not required, but willingness to learn is. As this is a fully remote position, a fast, reliable internet connection and a private, quiet place to teach are required.
The internship will run between September 14, 2021, and December 10, 2021. Candidate must be able to work a minimum of 16 hours (and no more than 20 hours) per week for a total of 200 work hours over the course of the internship. Interns will each receive a stipend of $1,000.
To be considered for this position, you must fill out an application form and submit a resume and letter of interest that best showcases your qualifications for this position. Please note that your letter of interest will serve as your writing sample. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm ET on Sunday, August 15, 2021.
Interviews will be held in late August, and a selection will be made no later than Tuesday, September 7th. Only applicants that are selected to interview will be contacted.
No emails or phone calls, please.
The National Women’s History Museum considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in accordance with federal law. In addition, the National Women’s History Museum complies with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it operates. The National Women’s History Museum also provides “reasonable accommodations” to qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. All interested individuals, regardless of background, are encouraged to apply.
The National Women's History Museum is pleased to announce the launch of Women Writing History: A Coronavirus Journaling Project, an initiative designed to ensure that women's and girls' unique voices and experiences are not left out of the telling of the COVID-19 story. This project, the first of its kind to focus exclusively on women's stories, directly aligns with the Museum's mission to record women's history and amplify women's impact. With this initiative, women and girls of all ages can participate through the simple act of recording their daily thoughts and experiences during this time in order to document the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on women's lives.
The Museum invites women and gender non-binary individuals of all ages, backgrounds, cultures, and socio-economic circumstances to be a part of living history by keeping a journal in 30, 60, 90, 120-day, or any longer or shorter increments, and contributing their journalistic efforts to the National Women's History Museum. Journals can be written, orally recorded, video recorded, a series of photographs, or original artworks; the primary goal of this project is to capture the female voice and how the pandemic has impacted daily lives and perspectives.
The Museum particularly encourages essential and healthcare workers, and others on the frontlines, to participate, as frontline experiences are exceptionally important to understanding the full scope of this pandemic.
The journals will be used as a living archive of women's lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as for online and physical exhibits, articles, publications, and scholarly research. This archive will also hold a special place in the future physical site of the National Women's History Museum in Washington, D.C.
Those interested in participating in Women Writing History: A Coronavirus Journaling Project should begin by filling out the participation form on the Museum's website. Please share this information with the special people in your life, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page (available here), and don't miss this fantastic article from Forbes that digs into why this project is so important.
We look forward to documenting history, together. #HistoryIsNow