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Public Relations Internship

The Walters Art Museum is pleased to offer opportunities for qualified undergraduate and graduate students, and those in between degree programs, to intern in various museum divisions throughout the year. Based on a system of supervised learning, the internships enable students to understand how a museum operates and how to relate this experience to academic and professional goals.

Presently, the museum is in need of a public relations intern to serve for a period that corresponds to his or her institution’s semester system and is required to serve for a minimum of ten weeks. Interns work for a minimum of twelve to fifteen hours per week, which are organized around the student's class and/or work schedules. No stipend is offered for these internships. Students are responsible for arranging academic credit with their sponsoring institutions. The Walters seeks applications from undergraduate juniors and seniors, graduate students or recent graduates majoring in communications, public relations, marketing, arts management or administration, museum studies and English.

Job Description

The office of public relations is looking for public relations interns with excellent writing and critical thinking skills who are organized and detail-oriented and can work independently in a fast paced environment. Microsoft Word, Excel and Access computer skills are necessary as well as fluency with social media.

Tasks Could Include

  • Drafting bi-monthly media calendars
  • Drafting media advisories for all major educational programs
  • Drafting exhibition and organization related content for social media sites
  • Researching niche publications for upcoming special exhibitions
  • Researching media contacts and outlets and update database
  • Monitoring and organizing press clippings from traditional and digital media
  • Assisting with website work
  • Compiling press lists and maintain media contact database
  • Attending museum-wide meetings

Please submit the following

  • Letter explaining your objectives for the internship and future career goals
  • Resume
  • Official transcript
  • Two letters of academic reference

Due to the ongoing nature of public relations, applications will be accepted throughout the year for the public relations internship.

Please send all of your materials, either together or under separate cover, by the application deadlines listed below to:

John Shields
Manager of Docent and Internship Programs
Walters Art Museum
600 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

After your materials are reviewed, you may be called to come to the Walters for a personal interview. For more information please contact John Shields at (410) 547-9000, ext 235 or jshields@thewalters.org.