The Museum’s internships enable qualified candidates to learn about the Museum as well as the way the Museum operates. Interns take part in hands-on projects and work directly with Museum professionals.

Please contact Beth Heaton, Volunteer & Intern Manager, with questions at

Marketing and Communications Intern: Fall 2017

Work Location:  Marketing and Communications Department, The Mariners’ Museum and Park

Job Description: The Mariners’ Museum is seeking a fall Marketing & Communications intern to assist with a variety of job duties in the department. The intern will attend Museum related events as a Museum representative and manage online calendar listings, among other office-based tasks within the department.


  • Manage online calendars of events listings to promote events in the community
  • Assist with festival outreach and at special events
  • Assist with promotions to market museum events and exhibitions
  • Archive all news/media coverage
  • Manage brochure distribution to travel leads and information centers
  • Build community contact lists as needed
  • Help edit the Ahoy! Magazine
  • Other duties as assigned; may include cross-departmental opportunities
  • Must be available for some evening and weekend job duties

Hours per Semester: 120 hours total, 10-20 hours per week. Must be available for some evening and weekend job duties.

Intern Stipend: $250 upon internship completion.

Appropriate Educational Requirement: Some college studies

Required Skills:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Interest in marketing, communications, public relations, and/or special events
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience with Word and PC-based computer programs
  • Flexible and willing to work and learn!

Photographic Services Intern

Department: Photographic Services

Division: Collections

Salary: $250 stipend upon completion-must be receiving college credit for internship in order to be eligible for stipend.


The Photographic Services Intern will assist and provide operational support to the Photographic Services Department and will produce quality digital images from photographs, transparencies and original materials and provide support photographing special events.


  • Scan and/or photograph film negatives and positives, transparencies, photographs and original materials from museum collections
  • Color and contrast correct images to match originals
  • Assist photography staff in studio, on location and during special events
  • Properly identify and file negatives, transparencies, and photographs
  • Digitally “clean” images to prepare for reproduction utilizing Photoshop CC
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced, production based environment and meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency in using Apple Mac computers and Epson, or comparable, scanning and printing hardware and software
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC and Bridge
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and PC computers
  • Competency in using Canon Digital SLR cameras

Experience and Background:

  • Currently enrolled at a college, institute or university in a photography program or related field
  • Demonstrated interest in pursuing a degree/certificate in photography

USS Monitor Center Research Intern

Work Location: USS Monitor Center, Batten Conservation Complex, Mariners’ Museum and Park*

Start Date: Fall 2017 – Internships will last a full academic year

Hours Expected: 20 per week

Stipend: Depending on student; to be discussed

Job Description:

As an intern with the USS Monitor Center, you will receive supervision and instruction from renowned Historian and Director of the USS Monitor Center, John V. Quarstein, and you will become part of the USS Monitor Center team. USS Monitor Center is home to Batten Conservation Complex, the largest maritime archaeological metals conservation project in the world. The team is charged with preserving, displaying, and educating visitors about this “cheesebox on a raft” and its role in technological changes during the Civil War. A successful intern will interact and work with the conservation staff to complete their job duties.

The Research Intern will be responsible for assisting in the research and production of articles, a major book publication, and donor events for the USS Monitor Center. To effectively produce and publish the former, the intern will need to research and obtain primary and secondary sources for study, help maintain and update the Center’s web and social media presence, and be involved in providing guests and donors with an enjoyable USS Monitor experience. This internship will provide the successful applicant with experience and acknowledgement in the museum field and the projects they are involved in.


  • Research assigned topics
  • Assist in writing and developing articles and publications associated with the USS Monitor
  • Assist with tours and donor events

*This is a lab environment; chemicals are used on a regular basis. This is not a conservation internship.