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NMNH Exhibits Audio-Visual and Lighting Department Internship

LOCATION: National Museum of Natural History (10th & Constitution Ave. NW)

DEPARTMENT: Exhibits AV and Lighting

DESCRIPTION:  Intern will shadow Exhibits AV & Lighting staff learning the fundamentals of how a multimedia department operates within a national museum.  This opportunity will teach the fundamentals of design, maintenance and technical aspects of the NMNH multimedia department.

QUALIFICATIONS:  AV & Lighting is looking for a candidate who is interested in pursuing a multimedia career or in overall museum studies and would like to learn the AV & Lighting side of the exhibits world.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  Intern will learn how the AV & Lighting staff participates in the development and implementation of new exhibits within the museum.  Intern will also gain knowledge in AV & Lighting systems, maintenance and management of current live exhibits throughout the museum.  He/she will be assigned their own project assisting in the data management and overall organization of the AV & Lighting Department.

TIMETABLE: Mainly summer internship but can start any time (dates flexible based on availability); minimum of two months, open to longer term.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a letter of interest describing how they see the internship fitting into their professional development, a CV or resume, and dates of availability to the project contact.



Patrick Welch