The Walters Art Museum is pleased to offer opportunities for qualified undergraduate and graduate students, and those in between degree programs, to intern in the Office of Public Relations for a period that corresponds to his or her institution’s fall 2010 semester system. The internship is for a minimum of ten weeks, and the intern works 12-15 hours per week. No stipend is offered for these internships. Students are responsible for arranging academic credit with their sponsoring institutions. The Walters seeks applications from undergraduate juniors and seniors, graduate students or recent graduates majoring in communications, public relations, marketing, arts management or museum studies programs.
Job Description: The office of public relations is looking for public relations interns with excellent writing and critical thinking skills who are organized and detail-oriented and can work independently in a fast paced environment. Microsoft Word, Excel and Access computer skills are necessary as well as fluency with social media.
Tasks could include: Working directly with the Manager of Public Relations on special exhibitions ranging from a children’s book illustrator to medieval European art by collecting press coverage from traditional and online media outlets, researching possible media outlets for the exhibitions, assisting in the drafting of short media advisories related to public programming, drafting fact sheets and bimonthly media calendars, website research and database work. It is a very small office so there would inevitably be "other tasks as assigned."
Please submit the following:
• Cover letter explaining your objectives for the internship and future career goals
• Two letters of academic reference
Please send all of your materials, either together or under separate cover, by August 20 to:
Manager of Docent and Internship Programs
Walters Art Museum
600 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
For more information please contact John Shields at (410) 547-9000, ext 235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.