Mystic Seaport Summer Internship

Mystic Seaport Summer Internship Program (Mid-June through late August 2013)

Spend your summer on the banks of the beautiful Mystic River as you learn about museums and the maritime world.

We are seeking a select group of upper-level undergraduates and graduate students who are curious about museum work and passionate about sharing maritime history or marine science with the world. See how the academic subjects you’ve studied in school get translated into public history at the nation’s fourth largest history museum. You’ll go behind-the-scenes at this and other museums through weekly field trips. A weekly discussion seminar, assigned readings, and presentations by Mystic Seaport leaders will introduce you to museum theory and current best practices. Two days each week (including one weekend day) will be spent as an exhibit interpreter, bringing what you’ve learned to a broad public audience. You’ll spend one to two days each week working closely with museum staff on a research project contributing to future exhibits, programs, activities, and events. Depending on the intern’s skills and interests, projects might involve maritime history, American literature, art, drama, marine archeology, or marine biology.

College or graduate credit is available through Trinity College or the University of Connecticut. This is a full-time internship that pays a small stipend to cover living expense.

 To apply, please submit a completed application form, two professional letters of recommendation, cover letter, and resume (or CV) to the address below. Priority will be given to applications received by February 15, 2013. Applications submitted after that date will be considered as space allows. Phone interviews with finalists will be conducted in March and offers made by early April.

Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

Mystic Seaport is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Application materials can be emailed to Elysa Engelman at<> or sent by post to:

 Education Department

Attn: Michele Fritzen, Internship Program Mystic Seaport

75 Greenmanville Avenue

P.O. Box 6000

Mystic, CT 06355-0990