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The Walters Art Museum—public relations

Public Relations Summer Internship Available at the Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland 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 summer 2010 semester system and is required to serve for a minimum of ten weeks. Interns work for a minimum of 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 admistration, 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: Monitoring press coverage from traditional and online media outlets, researching possible media outlets for special exhibitions, assisting in the drafting of short media advisories or fact sheets, website work, database work and compiling press kits. We are a very small office so there would inevitably be "other tasks as assigned."
Please submit the following:

Letter explaining your objectives for the internship and future career goals working in a museum
Official transcript
Two letters of academic reference
Send all of your materials, either together or under separate cover, 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. All candidates under consideration will have a telephone interview.

For more information please contact John Shields at (410) 547-9000, ext 235 or jshields@thewalters.org.