Collections Cataloging & Library Science Internships, Forbes House Museum, Milton MA

The Forbes House Museum, Milton, MA, seeks energetic college undergraduate or graduate student interns to work in a historic house museum for academic year 2013-14.

Collections Cataloging Internship Description:
Assist in accessioning and researching the museum's permanent collection, which includes American China Trade decorative arts, Civil War and President Lincoln memorabilia, and 19th century household artifacts. Applicants must be proficient in digital photography and editing. Intern will work with the museum's ED and web designer to create on-line exhibitions and essays for e-publications and newsletters. Applicants must have excellent writing and research skills.

Library and Information Science Internship Description:
Expand the inventory of the FHM Millet Chinese book collection, research and draft abstracts and citations for each book, and assist to prepare and upload new data to an on-line book exhibition. Applicants must be proficient in digital photography and editing, and have excellent writing, research and data entry skills.

An internship at FHM requires a minimum of 10 hours per week. The museum maintains regular business hours from Tuesday- Friday. On occasion, interns may be asked to participate in weekend programs or activities. Applicants must have excellent communication, interpersonal and organization skills. Strong writing and computer skills, along with knowledge of social media programs, are required. Interns must be willing to work collaboratively with a small staff, other volunteers and the public. Applicants should be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs in museum studies, history, public history, library & information science, communications, non-profit management or other related field. Along with assigned projects, interns will gain exposure in day-to-day operations. On occasion, interns will be enlisted to complete routine office tasks, or participate in group tours or special events.

To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to Robin M. Tagliaferri, Executive Director, at