The Grissom Air Museum offers a wide variety of internship opportunities for college students at all levels of study and in many different disciplines. Our internships are generally a semester long and range from 20 to 40 hours per week, although in some cases, other arrangements can be made. They may be served for college credit, to expand on your education or for critical job experience. To apply for any of our internships, you must submit an internship application and a current resume.
All paperwork must be complete to be considered for an internship unless other arrangements have been made.
For information about these and other internships, please contact Tom Jennings, Executive Director, at 765.689.8011 or email at director @ grissomairmuseum.com
Collections Care Intern
The primary purpose of the Collection Care Intern is to assist with specific projects or tasks which include Inventory, cataloging and the organization of artifacts and documents in the museum database; updating data before the information is entered into the site collections database, assisting with exhibition installation and de-installation; and wrapping / preparing artifacts for transport and or making custom storage boxes. Intern will use research skills when reviewing and organizing findings allotted by the supervisor for developing new exhibits.
Educational Programming Intern
This position will work with the Director to increase the consistency, visibility, and quality of museum program offerings. The position will have a special focus on programming the public spaces in and around the museum.
General Collections Intern
The purpose of the General Collections Internship is to offer an overview of museum collections work, including research, management, exhibits and archives. The participant will gain an understanding of what it is like to work in a museum by completing a variety of tasks over the course of the internship.
Grant Writing Assistant
This intern position will assist the Director with appropriate portions of the grant cycle. This position will assist with writing and editing grant proposals, data mining, prepping reports, research possible funders and confirming grant related files are in audit ready condition (needs based on the time of year).
Historic Research Intern
Intern will utilize a variety of mediums to locate human interest pieces, quotes and fascinating stories from the days when the Grissom Air Force Base during the years of operation (from the beginning to present day). The intern’s work will be used as educational vignettes at the 50th Anniversary of the renaming celebration from Bunker Hill to Grissom AFB in 2018. The ideal candidate will have strong computer skills and experience researching historic topics. A passion for Indiana history is a plus. Suggested majors are: History, Library Sciences, and Museum Studies, although other degree areas will be considered.
Management and Volunteer Services Intern
Intern will assist the Director in a variety of projects including volunteer management, public relations, recruiting, orientation, and training. Intern will have the opportunity to develop his/her own projects within the scope of the volunteer program, including: research, evaluation, delegation, organization, and development of marketing tools. As part of the internship, the successful candidate could have the opportunity to attend professional development workshops, professional networking meetings, community outreach fairs and more. This internship is available year-round and is open to a variety of related majors, including Human Resources students. Prior experience as a volunteer and interest in the field of volunteer management is desired.
Intern will be responsible for assisting the Director in the development and implementation of its marketing, media and public relations plans. This will be accomplished through developing, maintaining and expanding marketing channels / methodologies to the greater Miami County community.