151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven MA 02568 - 508.627.4441
Martha's Vineyard Museum MV Museum

2010 Interns

Interns enjoy a variety of museum experiences, including being involved with exhibits, programs, special events, interaction with visitors, and working with a professional staff.

Energetic, self-motivated, flexible individuals who are independent, creative, and willing to be team players will best fit these positions. If you have any questions about the internship program or specific internships in various departments, e-mail Katy Fuller or call 508-627-4441 x123.

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Curatorial Intern

This intern will work with exhibitions, programming, collections management, and oral history staff to experience a broad range of curatorial responsibilities including database work, object research, cataloging procedures, photography, label writing, object handing, collection care, and gallery installation. 

The curatorial internship is a part-time internship requiring at least 20 hours per week. This internship will be awarded a $2,000 stipend.

Marketing and special events intern

This intern will assist in the development of marketing materials and support promotion for the Museum's summer events and programs. The candidate will participate in the planning, execution, and follow up of the various events held throughout the summer including fundraising galas, donor events, film screenings, exhibit openings, lectures, author talks, etc. Organization and the ability to juggle multiple projects at once is a must. The candidate must possess excellent verbal communications skills and be comfortable in social situations. Good writing skills are also necessary and familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign a plus. Flexible hours with the ability to work evenings required. Sense of humor necessary.

The marketing and events internship is a full-time internship requiring 40 hours per week. Due to the flexibility needed in scheduling, they will be awarded a $4,000 stipend.

advancement intern

This intern will work closely with the Advancement Team and gain valuable knowledge of all aspects of non-profit fundraising. As a key team player, the intern will:

  • Research prospects and draft solicitation materials for local businesses and key constituents
  • Analyze our Membership Program and make recommendations for future improvements
  • Assist with planning and logistics for fundraising and friend-raising events
  • Enter donations into online database, generating thank you letters - while also editing and cleaning up donor profiles
  • Other assistance and general office support, as needed

Candidates must be both collaborative and willing to work independently, optimistic, detail-oriented and highly organized. Excellent communication and analytic skills are vital to this role. 

The advancement internship is full-time requiring 40 hours per week, with some nights and weekends required. This internship will be awarded a $4,000 stipend. 


This energetic intern will work closely with museum educators to help design and deliver programs for school-aged children, their families, and teachers. In June, projects will include teaching museum education curriculum in schools and at the Museum with special emphasis on end-of-year projects. In July and August, the intern will help supervise a new pilot program for Discovery Days, an artist-in-residence based summer experience for children that takes full advantage of our beautiful new location. Photo documentation and helping to develop metrics (qualitative and quantitative) as well as materials management, will be an important component of a successful pilot. Experience and interest in working with children is a must, as are excellent people skills when communicating with parents and caregivers. Organization in a fast paced environment is critical. The intern should be a creative problem solver and be very comfortable with arts, crafts, and age appropriate design. Leadership experience with classroom management is a plus.

The education internship is a part-time internship requiring at least 20 hours per week. This internship will be awarded a $2,000 stipend.