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Ralph Appelbaum Associates Exhibition Content Development Internship (Summer 2021) in New York, New York

Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA), the world?s largest museum planning and interpretive design firm, is offering paid internships to qualified undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates for Summer 2021. Internships are open to interested persons looking to further their academic and/or career goals in museums and cultural institutions and/or related areas. Interns will gain valuable work experience and professional development in a dynamic, collaborative, and creative office environment.

  • Hours: 2-5 days/week or 16-40 hours/week (can accommodate school schedule)

  • Compensation: $20.00/hour

About RAA:

Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA) are planners, designers, and producers of award-winning museums and educational attractions. Founded in 1978, RAA provides comprehensive services to clients with missions in the areas of public education, public-space and institutional design, and the development of new cultural centers and programs. Our portfolio includes approximately 700 completed commissions in 50 countries. Headquartered in New York, with branch offices in London, Moscow, Berlin, Beijing, and Dubai, RAA?s staff includes designers, architects, historians, educators, media specialists, technologists, and researchers who work in dedicated project teams that are passionate about experiential design and communications.

Past projects include the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, the Newseum, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum all in Washington, D.C.; the Nordic Museum, Seattle, Washington; the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas; and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Internship Overview:

The Exhibit Content Development Intern works under the guidance of Content staff (Developers and Coordinators) on museum projects. The Content staff focuses on the content development, organization, and interpretive planning for projects, ranging from developing the institutional vision and interpretive program, to exhibitions and public programming, among other services.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with exhibition research, organization, and documentation

  • Providing administrative support to RAA staff

  • Working on multiple projects concurrently and meeting project deadlines

  • Participating in regular meetings

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor?s degree or advanced degree in the museum, library, or relevant humanities fields; i.e. History, Public History, Museum Studies, Area Studies, Anthropology, American Studies, African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Latinx Studies, Art History, or related fields

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive Suite

  • Ability to work independently, proactively, and collaboratively as part of a team

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong research and organizational skills

  • Strong attention to detail

Application Guidelines:

Ralph Appelbaum Associates is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status. We encourage women, minorities, and candidates from other underrepresented communities to apply.

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