Internships at Mystic Seaport Museum


Summer 2019

Mystic Seaport Museum Studies Summer Internship Program
June 3 – August 23, 2019

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

Join a diverse group of upper-level undergraduates and graduate students who are curious about museum work and passionate about sharing maritime history with the world. See how the academic subjects you have studied in school translate into public history at one of the nation’s leading history museums. You will have the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at this and other top New England museums during weekly field trips. Discussion seminars, assigned readings, and presentations by Mystic Seaport Museum leaders will introduce you to museum theory and current best practices. Practical experience will consist of working two days a week on the Museum grounds as an exhibit interpreter, bringing what you have learned to a broad public audience. You will also spend two days each week working closely with museum staff on an individual research project that will contribute to future exhibits, programs, activities, and events. In order to maximize your experience, each intern will have a unique schedule that includes at least one weekend day working on-grounds and two days off each week (which may be nonconsecutive).

College or graduate credit may be available through your home campus. This is a full-time internship that pays a small stipend to cover living expenses. An onsite housing option is available. Six interns will be selected.

Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Mystic Seaport Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The application for this internship consists of three sections: Section 1: Internship Description and Instructions, Section 2: Application, and Section 3: Upload Additional Materials (this includes your cover letter, resume, and TWO letters of recommendation.)

Applications for the 2019 program are due by February 1. Those selected for interviews will be contacted later in February. Internship selections for the six spots will be made by early March.

If you have any problems submitting your application, or uploading materials, please contact Krystal Rose

Joseph Conrad Overnight Sailing Camp Internship

June 3-Aug. 17, 2019

The Joseph Conrad Overnight Sailing Camp at Mystic Seaport Museum is seeking three college interns with interests in maritime history, environmental studies, marine science, art, or other related fields of study.

This year Conrad Camp will celebrate its 70th year of fostering youth development and connection to place through maritime training. In this unique residential sailing program, campers sleep aboard the historic sailing ship Joseph Conrad, learn to sail a dinghy, and have the opportunity to participate in maritime history, astronomy, and environmental science programming. Launched in 1882, the Joseph Conrad spent the majority of her life as a sail training vessel. We’ll spend each week of camp learning what life aboard was like for those young mariners. The program is seeking three highly motivated college students to serve as camp counselors for the 2019 camp season. The time commitment is June 3-August 17.

The program is ideal for candidates with an interest in teaching, outdoor education, sailing education, maritime history, marine science, art, and/or museum studies.

More information: Conrad Camp College Internship 2019

To Apply: Please submit the application form, a cover letter and resume to Questions are welcome by email or phone (860.572.5369). Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Preferred candidate review begins March 4, 2019.