Internship Opportunity: Museum Education at Corning Museum of Glass

The Corning Museum of Glass is pleased to announce an internship open to graduate students interested in participating in the Museum’s work toward creating a more Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive (DEI) environment, in support of the Museum’s mission and values. This internship is being sponsored by the Museum Education Department and will provide the intern with the opportunity to participate in educational planning, programming, and interpretation. The internship provides an opportunity to study at the most comprehensive glass museum in the world, to have access to the library of record on glass, to learn from top professionals in the field, and to contribute to valuable work to the growing field of DEI.
Learning/Training Opportunities
  • Organize programs and grassroots campaigns.
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of multiracial and intersectional coalition-building.
  • Gain an understanding of the importance and challenges of increasing the participation of people of color, women, transgender people, youth, and other underrepresented groups, in a museum.
  • Develop administrative skills that are applicable to entry-level employment.
  • Gain an understanding of museum education in a specialized art museum.
  • Experience interdisciplinary planning, programming, interpretation and evaluation in an institution dedicated to art, history, science, and technology.

Potential Activities

  • Actively participate on content and program development teams and in education department projects.
  • Conduct project-based research, including assisting with the administration of an organizational DEI audit.
  • Actively participate on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matrix Team.


  • The preferred candidate should be energetic, resourceful, and motivated. The individual must have excellent writing, research, and communication skills, attention to detail, ability to multitask, and a strong capacity to work independently.
  • Other qualifications include:
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate with diverse groups of people
    • Interest in becoming a museum educator
    • Strong emotional intelligence and organizational skills
    • Currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, one of the following graduate degree programs: museum studies, women and gender studies, African American studies, art history, art education, museum education, nonprofit management, science, or another related program
    • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications

Additional Benefits

  • Monthly stipend of $2,000 for a duration of 2 months
  • 25% discount in Museum Shops and Café
  • Free admission to the museum for you and your guests
  • Opportunities to attend staff events and artist lectures
  • Assistance upon request with providing necessary documentation of your internship for your institution’s requirements for academic credit

Application Instructions
Send the following documents to prior to August 15, 2018:

  • Résumé
  • Letter of introduction explaining your current areas of study and interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion work in museums
  • Two sealed letters of recommendation or contact information (phone and email) for references.

Applicant Notification

  • All applications will be reviewed by our internship selection committee and notified of committee decisions.
  • Selected individuals may be asked to interview in person or over the phone.
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