Intern at the MAH

When you intern at the MAH, you’ll build your resume at an internationally renowned museum with talented mentors who will help you on your professional journey. Find your fit with an internship in community programs, exhibitions, marketing, youth field trips, and intercultural engagement across Santa Cruz County.

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Current Internship Opportunities

Creative Programs Internship

Hours: 10-20 hours per week
Dates: January 12 - June 14, 2019
Positions Available: 6-10
Internship Lead: Jamie Keil, Creativity

Note: Must have availability Friday nights or Sundays during the day

Application Deadline: Friday, December 14, 2018
Required Intern Orientation: Saturday, January 12, 10 am - 1 pm

Design and facilitate creative programs. Collaborate with local community members, lead participatory programs, and facilitate engaging activities for all ages. Bring your most playful and imaginative self to reach new levels of creative innovation for thousands of visitors at the MAH and Abbott Square.

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Youth Programs Internship

Hours: 6-10 hours per week
Dates: January 12 - March 22, 2019
Positions Available: 6
Internship Lead: Natalia Cortes, Youth Programs Spark

Note: Must have availability Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30am – 12:30pm

Application Deadline: Friday, December 14, 2018
Required Intern Orientation: Saturday, January 12, 10 am - 1 pm

School Programs at the MAH are non-traditional. With this internship, you’ll learn about a unique approach to museum education that doesn’t require students to be art “experts.” You’ll have the opportunity to create activities and go behind-the-scenes to look at how exhibitions and education go hand in hand.

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Photography Internship

Hours: 5-10 hours per month
Dates: January 12 - March 22, 2019
Positions Available: 3+
Internship Lead: Ashley Holmes, Marketing & Brand Catalyst

Note: Must be available to photograph two events per month. (Most events are Thursday evenings, Friday evenings, and Sunday mornings).

Application Deadline: Friday, December 14, 2018
Required Intern Orientation: Saturday, January 12, 10 am - 1 pm

Capture dynamic and engaging media from our events, exhibitions, and day-to-day operations. Interact with hundreds of people from our community in exciting event settings. Learn and practice the museum’s mission to better highlight the heart of the organization through your photography.

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Intercultural Outreach Internship

Hours: 10-12 hours per week
Dates: January 7 - June 10, 2019
Positions Available:
3
Internship Lead: Helen Aldana, Intercultural Programs Coordinator

Note: Must have open/flexible weekend (Friday - Sunday) availability for outreach events.

Application deadline: Friday, December 14, 2018
Required Intern Orientation: Saturday, January 12, 10 am - 1 pm

Provide the creative MAH experience for community members throughout Santa Cruz County. These MAH experiences include all-ages art activities, lightning fast talks series, and themed conversations over coffee. Experience meaningful celebrations around town and create welcoming spaces for new audiences to connect with our community's art and history.

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Intercultural Programs Internship

Hours: 10-12 hours per week
Positions Available
: 2
Dates: January 7 – June 10, 2019
Internship Lead: Helen Aldana, Intercultural Programs Coordinator

Note: Must have ​availability Thursday 3 - 9:30pm, other days of the week are flexible

Application Deadline: Friday, December 14, 2018
Required Intern Orientation: Saturday, January 12, 10 am - 1 pm

Create opportunities for community members to experience meaningful connections. These opportunities can be through participatory learning, art and history activities, community conversations, and even social games. Share and grow your creative skills while building a stronger and more connected community.

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Volunteer

Busy schedule this quarter? Volunteer and get the same behind-the-scenes MAH experience with less of a time commitment.