Winterthur is closed to the public January 4 - February 29, and reopens March 1 with a full slate of new exhibitions, house tours, and programs.

Volunteer Internships

Winterthur offers curriculum-based, staff-level internships to qualified college students, recent graduates, and graduate students. These internships are intensive educational and professional experiences that often offer academic credit. Interns work with professionals to develop job skills as well as to discover the inner workings of a major decorative arts institution.

The following descriptions are designed to give a general overview of what an intern may experience in certain divisions and departments. The actual work that an intern completes may vary from the description below according to the needs of the museum and the requirements of the intern.

Current Internship opportunities:

Communications Intern:  Seeking a graduate or undergraduate intern to help in the Communications Department.

Duties include:

  • Researching and tracking news coverage of Winterthur
  • Conducting news reports with quantitative and qualitative analyses
  • Maintaining Communications Department files of exhibitions, projects, events
  • Assisting with administrative tasks including copying and assembling press kits and other materials
  • Inputting information on Winterthur exhibitions, events, and activities into media and tourism Calendars of Events
  • Assisting Communications Manager in responding to media inquiries
  • Assist in maintaining the CISION media database and prepare media reports

Requires proficiency in Word 2007, Excel, PowerPoint and internet. Must have good computer skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and PhotoShop desired but not necessary. Willingness to learn new software is required (CISION media database management & reporting system). Ability to write fact sheets, press releases and other media materials a plus.

Point-to-Point/Events Intern:  The Events Office is seeking an undergraduate intern to perform administrative talks to support the Events Office staff in preparing for Point-to-Point, which is Winterthur's largest fundraiser of the year, held in early May. As Point-to-Point nears, more time is required to help prepare by making and answering telephone calls, selling tickets, and multitasking various office duties.

Requires computer proficiency, customer service skills and multitasking are essential. Intern must also have a flexible schedule, particularly in March and April, leading up to the event in early May.

To apply please send your resume and detailed cover letter to:
Tricia Davies, Volunteer Manager





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