The Phillips Collection's Internship program is open to full-time undergraduate students, full-time graduate students and recent graduates. The purpose of the internship program is to offer students and recent graduates meaningful work, educational experiences, and real-life practice in their fields of academic study and/or interest.
Digital Media Interns work with the Digital Media Manager on a variety of projects that increase museum visitor access and engagement. The intern provides web and administrative support to the Digital Media Manager on a range of tasks, often in collaboration with the Communications and Marketing, Information Technology, Curatorial, Education, and other departments. Projects include institutional website maintenance and assisting in the production of multimedia/interactive content for exhibitions as assigned by the Digital Media Manager based on the applicant’s skills and interests.
Duration: A minimum of eight continuous weeks and at least 16 hours per week is preferred. Internship length and schedule may vary depending on the needs of the department.
Academic Credit: Depending on the nature of the internship and approval of the student's college or university, academic credit may be granted for internships. Student applicants should consult their academic advisor for additional information.
*Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.Please submit a résumé, letter of interest, and a one page document containing links and background information for digital media projects you have worked on.
(include but are not limited to):
- Providing administrative support to the digital media manager
- Maintaining CMS-based website (data entry, content updates, optimizing and uploading files, proofreading)
- Producing analytic reports
- Assisting in the design and development of various digital projects
- Performing other duties as assigned
- Assisting at evening events such as Phillips after 5 and other community events as needed
Potential candidates should have hands-on experience with:
- Multiple forms of digital media and their respective file types (video, images, audio, websites)
- X/HTML/5, CSS/3, and XML
- Moderate to advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Fireworks)
- Social media and content distribution platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, Youtube)
- Mac and PC systems
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel (or other comparable word processing/spreadsheet programs)
Familiarity with or working knowledge of:
- Web analytics (such as Google Analytics)
- Best practices, W3C standards, and Digital Trends
- Content Management Systems
- Digital Asset Management (working with image exif and metadata)
Gallery Educators, Volunteers, Interns, and Temporaries are eligible for the following benefits:
- Complimentary guest admission to museum (subject to availability)
- 20% discount at Museum Shop
- 10% discount at Museum Café
- Invitations to seminars, lectures, lectures, and special events