The German-American Heritage Museum is currently looking for interns to assist with various administrative and business-related tasks. Students may receive college credit and are expected to work at least 10 hours a week.

Basic qualifications include an interest in German language and culture as well as strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Interns will have the opportunity to develop their professionalism while focusing on areas that interest them. The available positions are described below.

Research Assistant
The research assistant will contribute to upcoming exhibits by investigating relevant historical information in-depth. This intern will also conduct research on German-American holidays and write blog posts based on their findings. Applicants should be familiar with common research techniques and have strong writing skills.

Communications Intern
The communication intern’s main role will focus on the creation and development of a strategic social media plan for the museum. This includes managing all social media platforms, like Twitter and Facebook, and finding content that interests the museum’s followers. Applicants should be comfortable navigating social media platforms and have a strong understanding of how to create user engagement through social media.
If students are interested in website design and management and have experience in this topic, they may also help update the website.

Administrative Assistant
The administrative assistant will develop their customer service skills by interacting with the museum visitors in a friendly manner. This intern should have a positive demeanor and be able to interact with the public well. Organizational skills are also important, as the administrative assistant will help museum staff on various organizational and event-planning projects.

To apply, please send your resume, a cover letter detailing the position you’re most interested in, and a 3-page writing sample to info@gahmusa.org or email with any questions. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

Internship site: German American Heritage Museum (Chinatown / Penn Quarter)