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Paid Collections Internship - Illinois

23 Feb 2022 11:46 AM | Lauren Taylor

Paid Collections Internship

This internship is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students interested in beginning a career in the field of history museums. Those who have graduated or are otherwise interested in the position may also apply.

Terms of Position:  One paid internship for 23 weeks from approximately late-May to November. The exact start and end dates will be determined based on the candidate‚Äôs schedule. Work week is Tuesday - Saturday from 9am to 5pm. The entire length of the internship is 874 hours:  23-week internship with 38-hour work weeks.

Location:  Hieronymus Mueller Museum at 420 W. Eldorado Street in Decatur, Illinois. The museum tells the story of Hieronymus Mueller, his family, and the company he founded.

Compensation:  $15.00/hour at 38 hours/week. Housing is not provided, but there are several rental apartment options in Decatur, IL and the surrounding area.

Scope:  This internship is best suited for people looking to begin a career working in history museums with a special interest in collections. The intern will gain work experience through a variety of tasks, including an inventory of collections and completing catalogue records. They will also help with other museum and administrative tasks as needed.

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter, resume, professional references, and college transcripts via mail or email to Museum Director, Katherine Unruh (see link below). Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this time. If you plan to fulfill a course credit requirement with this internship, please share the requirements in your application. Deadline is Noon (Central Time) on Friday, March 18, 2022.

To inquire with questions, contact the Museum Director:


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