About the Houston Museum of African American Culture Internship Program

HMAAC’s internship program allows a diverse group of people with innumerable interests, strengths, and goals to encounter an educational environment where they can work with and learn from professionals in related areas of concentration. The museum offers interns of different backgrounds incredible opportunities in a variety of fields, from exhibition design to event coordination. Learning from knowledgeable mentors and staff in the dynamic atmosphere of the museum and Houston, Texas area, interns enjoy an intensive experience as multifaceted as the Museum itself.

THE MUSEUM IS NOW ACCEPTING INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2017. INTERNS MUST BE A JUNIOR, SENIOR, OR GRADUATE LEVEL STUDENT AT AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING.

ALL INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FRIDAY, MAY 5TH at 6PM.


EXHIBITION DESIGN & GRAPHIC PRODUCTION

Interns assist with the coordination of exhibit installation/de-installation including the layout, proper display and lighting of the art objects. They provide support to Exhibition Manager for art drop off and art pick up, condition reports, properly pack and unpack art and overall care of artwork upon install and de-install. In addition, interns will provide support in data entry for inventory registration of all artwork and artist information each exhibition.  They will also assist with public programs and the installation of exhibits. Interns work in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. In addition, interns will assist with the production of graphic design materials for exhibits, print materials, public programs, and online use. Other forms of intern support include providing support with labeling exhibitions as well as designing and installing vinyl signage, maintaining exhibition and program documentation archive and gallery wall prep (spackle, paint, pedestals, move walls) before and after exhibitions. 

To apply, click here for the internship description and requirements.

Internship applications are due Friday, May 5th.


SPECIAL EVENTS

HMAAC hosts more than 75 annual and third party special events, in a range of scopes and sizes, and is building a team of interns to provide event support through the fall, winter, and spring seasons. Events take place both at the Museum and include exhibition openings, fundraising galas, exclusive receptions and dinners, weddings, book signings, intimate cocktail parties, and more. This position is a great opportunity for those wishing to learn about special events in a cultural setting.

To apply, click here for the internship description and requirements.

Internship applications are due Friday, May 5th.


VIDEO PRODUCTION & EDITING

Interns will assist the Marketing and Programming production team by producing videos for various social media channels, the website and museum exhibitions. This will include editing of pre-taped video, filming and editing new pieces, and the production of live programming on the museum floor. The intern should be proficient with video editing (Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premier preferred) and video production including videography lighting and audio.

To apply, click here for the internship description and requirements.

Internship applications are due Friday, May 5th.


DIGITAL MARKETING

Digital Marketing interns assist in creating visibility for the museum, exhibitions, and programs, and in attracting new audiences. Duties include participation in grassroots marketing efforts, conducting research on prospective audience markets, and participating in the analysis of demographic information, email database management and maintenance, some production for certain social media channels, producing eNewsletters, maintaining departmental records and history, and working the front desk. Interns work with HMAAC staff on specific projects, including direct mailings, database maintenance, special events, and internal marketing.

To apply, click here for the internship description and requirements.

Internship applications are due Friday, May 5th.


Merchandising interns will assist with the organization and inventory intake promotion of the museum store. Candidates should have a basic familiarity with retail management and be able to commit 8-15 hours per week. Over the duration of the semester, the Museum Store merchandising intern will assist in a variety of projects primarily related to product supporting materials and the creation of an online store.

To apply, click here for the internship description and requirements.

Internship applications are due Friday, May 5th.

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