Thank you for your interest in the Witte Museum Internship Program.
The Witte Museum is a bold, cultural leader engaging people in transforming San Antonio to shape the future of Texas through education and powerful partnerships empowering all people to create an extraordinary life. The internship program at the Witte provides opportunities for hands-on training only available in museums.
Listed below are descriptions of the current internship opportunities for Spring 2021.
Requirements & Information:
- Internship candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program from an accredited institution. Some internships are unpaid but will be applied to course credit.
- Interested parties should complete the Intern Application HERE and should be submitted no later than December 1, 2020.
Paleontology Internship – This internship will provide hands-on and eyes-on experience with curatorial work and collection management for a museum collection. Under the supervision of the Curator and the Director of Collections, the intern will assist with a grant-funded project to improve stewardship through rehousing, curation, and enhanced collections management of the museum’s Paleontology Collection.
Digital Assest Internship – This internship will provide a hands-on professional experience working with a history-based collection. The intern will research and digitize a sub-collection within the San Antonio History Photography Collection, and then create a video production to be shared through the digital initiative Witte Where You Are. The final project will be a comprehensive content story based on the museum’s mission for distribution via social media under the Witte Where You Are digital initiative.
Community Memory Internship – This internship will provide a hands-on professional experience to further advance two strategic initiatives: rapid response collecting and social justice collecting. For rapid response collecting, the intern will actively collect material related to the initiative by identifying individuals, contacting them, and securing the material for the Witte Museum’s collection. The intern will also develop an oral history protocol to utilize when collecting such material. For social justice collecting, the intern will identify past and current social justice organizations within San Antonio, make connections with those organizations, and summarize the work and material culture related to those organizations. These two ventures will accumulate in a final project to develop a video production for the digital initiative Witte Where You Are.
Archeology Internship – This internship will provide the interested party with a hands-on and eyes-on experience with collection care and management of Archaeological materials, a part of the Anthropology Collection at the Witte Museum. Under the supervision of the Director of Collections, the intern will accession and process a recent acquisition into the Archaeology Collection utilizing the collection management database, Re:Discovery Proficio, creating records to document the items and ensuring the best level of care for the collection.
Anthropology Internship – This internship will provide the interested party with hands-on and eyes-on experience with collection care and management of North American Ethnographic materials, a part of the Anthropology Collection at the Witte Museum. Under the supervision of the Director of Collections, the intern will improve stewardship by rehousing the collection for long-term storage with museum quality materials, updating the collection management database with dimensions and location, and ensuring the best level of care for the North American Ethnographic Collection.