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How to Apply for an Internship at the Abbe Museum

Abbe : Education : Internships : How to Apply

Abbe Museum staff would be happy to discuss internship opportunities with you before you complete the application process. This can help us determine availability of internships in your area of interest. Once we have determined that we can provide an appropriate internship, a formal application should be completed.


Applicants should follow the procedure outlined below. Letters or essays should describe specific areas of interest within the museum, precise dates for the proposed internship, and number of hours per week the applicant is able to work. Application should be made at least two months before the proposed starting date.


Application Procedure

There are no application forms. Applicants must specify the department for which they would like to be considered. Please click here for sample projects offered through our various departments.


A typed application should include the following:

1. Name, home and school addresses, e-mail address and telephone numbers.
2. Full resume of education and employment
3. Two academic recommendations
4. A list of relevant courses taken, if any
5. An essay or letter of not more than 500 words describing the applicant's interest in museum work, Native American history or archaeology, and reasons for applying to the Abbe Museum Internship Program.


After an initial review of the applications, selected applicants will be invited for an interview at the museum. Interviews are conducted throughout the year and candidates are advised as soon as possible.


Please contact Julia Clark, Director of Collections & Interpretation, for additional information about internships at or (207) 288-3519.



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