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Philadelphia Museum of Art

Human Resources Intern

June - August 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

The program was extremely comprehensive. We met every department of the museum and went on tours with the curators. We also had colloquia and plenty to do within our own departments. I loved how much I got to see behind the scenes. It really felt like I was contributing to a bigger picture.

What I wish was different

There were times I felt it would not be great if you can’t walk long distances for long periods.

Advice

It’s valuable how extensive the program is, but it can be a lot to take in. Make sure to ask as many questions as you can, both from employees and from fellow interns. Everyone has valuable wisdom to share.
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Editorial Assistant

May - August 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

That I recieved hands on experience in the editing department.

What I wish was different

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Museum Educator

June - July 2017 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

I liked that we, the interns, were given tours of different departments within the Museum because it gave us all a chance to understand the different components behind running a world-class museum. I particularly enjoyed teaching students in different galleries and being able to interact with artworks in person.

What I wish was different

I wish that this internship was a paid internship.

Advice

I would advise others to personally connect with not just your mentors, but also with the other interns. Go get lunch or coffee outside of the internship. You never know what can come from making a simple connection.
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Development Intern

June - August 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

I loved working at a museum and the series of workshops and talks we had from every department in the museum. My supervisors had time to mentor me, and I appreciated their guidance.

What I wish was different

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