Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Date Posted:
August 05, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts

Public Relations/Marketing


Press Intern (Fall 2019 or 2019/2020 Academic Year)


The Harvard Art Museums are accepting applications for the position of Press Intern, working in the Communications Division. The intern will be tasked with clipping, scanning, and filing all press related to the Harvard Art Museums. Working closely with the Public Relations Manager and Communications Staff Assistant, the intern will be trained to preserve and catalog clippings for print and digital records. The position will also include assembling press kits, and helping to compile and organize press logs. The intern may also be asked to assist with other needs of the Communications Division, which may include inventory of the research library and other projects. Knowledge of Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, and digital scanners is highly recommended.

This is an unpaid internship and the applicant must be receiving academic credit to be considered. The fall internship will run through December 2019. We will also accept intern applications for the full academic year (September 2019–May 2020).

Please note that the primary location for this position is at the museums’ Somerville facility, a short walk from the Sullivan Square T station. However, many assignments will require the intern to spend time at the Harvard Art Museums’ main facility at 32 Quincy Street in Cambridge, and there is flexibility in scheduling those occasions. Hourly shuttle service is provided between the Somerville facility and the Harvard Art Museums, with the shuttle stop located on the corner of Prescott Street and Broadway in Cambridge. There is a parking lot (free) at the Somerville location for those who drive; there are also bicycle racks available. More details are available here.


The internship is open to qualified students who are able to begin work in September 2019. The hours are flexible within the Mon–Fri work week. We ask that interns are available to work at least 12 hours/week. Applicants with a strong interest in the arts and have interest in archives management, public relations, arts administration, and/or communications are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be independent, organized, and detail-oriented, and possess computer skills including Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel. Knowledge of Dropbox and Google Drive, Docs, and Sheets is a plus.

How To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter addressed to the Communications Department, Attn: Press Internship, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. In your cover letter, please state whether you are applying for the Fall 2019 term or for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please submit applications in electronic format to:rebecca_torres@harvard.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note that if qualified applicants are out of state, interviews may be conducted via Skype.
Apply by:
August 30, 2019
About this Organization:

The Harvard Art Museums — the Fogg Museum, Busch Reisinger Museum, and Arthur M. Sackler Museum — are dedicated to advancing and supporting learning at Harvard University, in the local community, and around the world. The museums have played a leading role in the development of art history, conservation, and conservation science, and in the evolution of the art museum as an institution. Through research, teaching, professional training, and public education, the museums strive to advance the understanding and appreciation of art. Programs encourage close looking at original works of art, collaboration with campus and community partners, and the production of new scholarship. For more information, please visit our website at harvardartmuseums.org.