The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) is delighted that you are interested in interning with us! For decades, CMOM has been a destination and resource where schools and families of all backgrounds come to learn, play and grow together. At CMOM, we take pride in our mission to prepare children to succeed in school, help families live healthy lives, and nurture a new generation of creative and global citizens through a unique environment of interactive exhibitions and programs. As an intern you will gain real world experience and relevant skills that support your education and career exploration.
CMOM is looking for exceptional intern candidates to work with our staff, students and visitors in a number of capacities. Selected interns will be placed in one of three departments:
• Public Programs: Facilitating public programs activities and exhibits, as well as assisting with teaching workshops.
• School Programs: Conducting guided tours throughout museum exhibits, as well assisting in offsite outreach programming and mentoring high school interns.
• Early Childhood Education: Asssting with early education programs including teaching enrollment classes, research for future exhibit programs and writing curriculum.
• Development Department: Assisting in hands-on non-profit fundraising projects related but not limited to: prospect research, event planning, donor relations, membership services, social media and database management.
• Exhibition Design: will work on various aspects of exhibit design and production determined by the strengths of the intern and the exhibition schedule at the time of the internship. Projects may include creating design renderings, mocking up interactive activities, resourcing materials, preparing digital files for production, taking part in installation and minor in-house production as necessary.
• Graphic Design Intern will design a variety of print materials for Education and External Relations including posters, brochures, invitations and postcards. The intern may also work on a variety of promotions using digital media including social media, the CMOM Website and email. Depending on the exhibition design schedule, the intern may also work on environment graphic design projects including scenic design, interactive component design, installation and signage.
Qualifications and Important Information:
Candidates must currently be enrolled or have recently completed a degree in the Arts, Education, Museum Studies, Communication and Marketing or other related field
Summer Session runs from June 1st through August 14th.
Interns are required to work 2-3 days per week from 9:30 am-5 pm (depending on department)
Course credit can be arranged
Communicate effectively with others.
Have an interest in technology and child-centered eduation.
Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Have interest or experience working with children (ages 0-10).
Have experience conducting and organizing research.
Have strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office, and web and database searches.
Pay strong attention to detail and organize information in a clear, compelling way.
Graphic Designers must have working knowledge of InDesign.
Exhibit Designers should have some knowledge of Vector Works. Optional working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Microsoft Word are helpful. A talent for photography or illustration is a plus.
You must be able to commit to all days and times of the program session. Time commitments are somewhat flexible and can range from 20-25 hours per week depending on availability. Each department has different minimum requirements.
Acceptance and Notification
Acceptance into the internship program is based upon academic achievement, interests, experience, related skills, motivation, and availability.
All internships are unpaid.
Only those candidates who have completed the application and are invited for interviews will receive notification. Unfortunately, we receive too many applications to respond to everyone.