Virtual Internship Program Positions

Westmoreland Museum of America

  • Internship
  • Remote

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The Westmoreland Museum of American Art seeks qualified interns to assist with a variety of projects this summer in a remote capacity as part of a Virtual Internship Program.

The Westmoreland has built a permanent collection of significant American art from colonial to contemporary, placing it among the best museums of American art in the country. The Museum’s extraordinary permanent collection is complemented by world-class traveling exhibitions that draw local, national, and international visitors. We are located just 35 miles east of Pittsburgh in the heart of historic Greensburg, Pennsylvania and within the Laurel Highlands region.

Committed to our number one goal of being a space of healing, connection, and inclusiveness for our community, The Westmoreland has no admission fee. The Westmoreland is bringing American art to the public, presenting a diversity of lived experiences that expand perspectives in American art history and American history, and providing a safe space to think about what it means to be an American. Through direct and authentic experiences with art as well as a diverse roster of relevant programs that reach a range of visitors, we are ensuring that everyone does indeed feel invited and welcome.

This eight-week internship program will be awarded to students interested in a career in the arts and fields related to The Westmoreland’s operational departments. Interns will gain an understanding of the kinds of work that occur in a museum and how museum professionals collaborate to plan and support daily operations. In addition to developing skills through projects within their chosen Museum department, interns will participate in a cross-departmental cohort project as well as attend a professional development series with other Museums across the nation.

Eligibility & Terms:

Internships are open to Undergraduate rising juniors, rising seniors, and those recently graduated as well as Master’s program students and those recently graduated. Applicants should review below qualifications for internships and apply for the one (1) internship that best meets their experience, interest and skillset.

Summer interns will work remotely from a location in the United States from June 7th through July 30th 2021. Interns must be available for the entire eight weeks, 30 hours per week.

Interns will receive a stipend of approximately $3,600.00 that is subject to all applicable taxes.

Application Deadline: February 26th, 2021- All applications must be submitted to

Applications should include a cover letter, resume and personal diversity statement. Please specify in your cover letter and email subject line which internship you are applying for.

Internship Opportunities:

1. Fundraising Research and Data Analyst Intern – Advancement Department

The Fundraising Research and Data Analyst Intern will play an integral part within the Advancement team, working to bring together all of supporter data across the organization ensuring more effective and tailored communication with our donors, supporters and local community. Projects will include a planned giving segmentation export, corporate sponsor analysis, and development of a membership dashboard. The intern will:

  • Learn effective methods of gathering, managing and analyzing data to fully support contributed income generation.
  • Generate data selections including queries, data segmentation, data exports, Key Performance Indicator (KPI) dashboards, fundraising analysis and build data queries and reports to provide insights on contribution trends.
  • Assist Advancement Team in determining more efficient ways to utilize and interpret fundraising data.
  • Work cooperatively with other Museum Teams including Curatorial, Collections, Education, Marketing, and Visitor Services to inform strategic decision-making through data collection and analysis.

Skills, Technical Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Strong computer knowledge with ability to enter and analyze data, and develop queries.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency working in a database.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and research skills.
  • Interest in museum donor relations and ability to work with confidential information.

2. Curatorial and Collections Intern – Curatorial and Collections and Exhibition Management Departments

The Curatorial and Collections intern will have the exciting opportunity to curate up to six exhibitions from the Museum’s works on paper collection for installation in the Carol R. Brown Gallery. This work will involve spending designated time working closely with two teams, specifically with the Chief Curator and Director of Collections and Exhibition Management. The intern will:

  • Review and become knowledgeable about The Westmoreland’s works on paper collection
  • Develop exhibition ideas/themes with rationale and a working title for each
  • Conduct research on selected works and artists, writing bios for each artist
  • Write exhibition didactics including introductory text, overview of ideas/themes and extended labels for each work or series of works
  • Create a working checklist for each exhibition
  • Create scale models of works and layout of exhibition in gallery floor plan

Skills, Technical Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Art History academic focus, major or minor, with an interest in American Art.
  • Critical writing and editing sills. Interest in scholarly research.
  • Proficiency working in a database or ability to learn.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.

3. Exhibition & Public Programs Marketing Intern – Marketing & Public Relations Department

The Westmoreland’s Exhibition & Public Programs Marketing Intern will focus on developing a comprehensive marketing campaign for the upcoming Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee featured exhibition and related public programming. The intern will:

  • Develop an overall marketing campaign for the exhibition and related public programming
  • Create a detailed media plan and campaign initiatives timeline
  • Produce a written narrative overview for the campaign summarizing all efforts with target audiences defined
  • Work cooperatively with other Museum Teams, including Education, Collections and Exhibitions Management, Curatorial, and Visitor Services to promote exhibition and related programming

Skills, Technical Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Marketing academic focus
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Technical and theoretical knowledge of Social Media and platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

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