Further your education, career, and interests by interning at the New Jersey State Museum!
The State Museum has numerous opportunities for students who want to learn more about their fields of study, gain valuable experience, or to broaden their interests.
Multiple intern opportunities exist in each of the Museum’s five bureaus (Archaeology/Ethnology, Cultural History, Education, Fine Art, and Natural History Planetarium).
Duties may include working in a bureau’s office, laboratory, collections management, library, or helping with research, exhibitions, education and field work.
Recent interns have aided in the cataloging of fossil specimens, served as docents in the Museum’s exhibitions, aided in the preparations for a major exhibition, and helped
to develop educational programs, services and curricula. Interns have also worked on projects that were published in scientific journals. Project ideas initiated by the interns will be considered.
Interns work under the supervision of the professional staff within the five bureaus; contact between the student, the academic advisor, and the Museum staff is encouraged.
An interview with the appropriate staff member and approval by the Bureau’s Curator is required.
Interns should be able to work with a high degree of independence, self-motivation, and accuracy. Please note: the NJSM cannot offer paid internships at this time, however,
we will work with your educational institution to assist you in gaining credit (where possible) for the internship.
Gallery Volunteers are an important part of the New Jersey State Museum. Gallery Volunteers serve to welcome the general public to the Museum and provide basic information
such as the location of specific exhibits, public restrooms, hours of operation, etc. Gallery Volunteers will be stationed at the front doors and throughout the Museum - sometimes within galleries or
covering a particular area of an exhibit. If a Gallery Volunteer is stationed within a gallery, exhibition-specific training will be provided.