Internships at Mystic Seaport Museum


Summer 2019

Mystic Seaport Museum Studies Summer Internship Program
June 3 – August 16, 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.

How to apply

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.)

Please use the online application form (link above on the right). If you are unable to use the online application, you may submit your application (see link to download above, right) through email or snail mail. If you prefer email/snail mail, please send completed application materials to:

Barbara Jarnagin – Mystic Seaport Museum Education
75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355

Applications for the 2019 program are closed.

If you have any problems submitting your online application, or uploading materials, please contact Krystal Rose krystal.rose@mysticseaport.org

Joseph Conrad Camp Watch Leader Program: Education Internship at the Mystic Seaport Museum Sailing Center

June 3-August 23, 2019

Mystic Seaport Museum is seeking three college interns for our Joseph Conrad Overnight Sailing Camp, which is entering its 70th year of fostering youth development through maritime training. During this unique residential sailing program campers sleep aboard the historic sailing ship Joseph Conrad, learn to sail a dinghy, and acquire traditional maritime skills.

We are seeking a diverse group of undergraduates who are interested in experiential educational programing. Translate the academic subjects you’ve studied in school to fun, interactive activities for 10- to 15-year-olds! Mentor a small group of 16- to 18-year-olds as they transition from campers to counselors. A weekly discussion and readings on museum and sailing education will build skills and educate on current best practices.

The program is ideal for candidates with an interest in teaching, outdoor education, sailing education, maritime history, marine science, art, and/or museum studies. It’s a great resume builder! College credit may be available through your home campus. This is a full-time internship that pays a small stipend.

More information: Conrad Camp Watch Leader College Intern Program

To Apply: Please submit the application form, a cover letter and resume to elizabeth.sistare@mysticseaport.org. Questions are welcome by email or phone (860.572.5369). Applications are closed.