Internships - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Winterthur is closed to the public January 8 - February 28, and reopens March 1 with a full slate of new exhibitions, house tours, and programs. Details here.

Volunteer Internships

Winterthur offers internships to qualified college students, recent graduates, and graduate students. These internships are intensive educational and professional experiences. Interns work with professionals to develop job skills as well as to discover the inner workings of a nonprofit institution.

The following descriptions are designed to give a general overview of what an intern may experience in certain divisions and departments. The actual work that an intern completes may vary from the description below according to the needs of the museum and the requirements of the intern.


Current Internship opportunities:

Exhibitions Fall Intern

The Winterthur Exhibitions department is seeking a graduate or undergraduate intern to work on the development of online exhibitions. (Fall, September-December). This is an unpaid volunteer position.

The intern must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Wordpress. The project will include turning existing label copy and object photography from past and present exhibitions into online experiences. Strong communications skills, attention to detail, and an eye for design are necessary. 

To apply, please email letter of interest and resume to Kim Collison, Manager of Exhibitions & Collection Planning,


Communications Intern

Seeking a graduate or undergraduate intern to help out in the Communications Department as soon as possible.

Duties include:

  • Researching and tracking news coverage of Winterthur
  • Conducting news reports with quantitative and qualitative analyses
  • Maintaining Communications Department files of exhibitions, projects, events
  • Assisting with administrative tasks including copying and assembling press kits and other materials
  • Inputting information on Winterthur exhibitions, events, and activities into media and tourism Calendars of Events
  • Assisting Communications Manager in responding to media inquiries
  • Assist in maintaining the CISION media database and prepare media reports

Requires proficiency in Word 2017, Excel, PowerPoint and internet. Must have good computer skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and PhotoShop desired but not required. Willingness to learn new software is required (CISION media database management & reporting system). Ability to write fact sheets, press releases and other media materials a plus.

To apply please send cover and resume to Volunteer Manager, Tricia Davies


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