Required skillsFor Docent Internship, these include: • Effective and tactful oral and written communication skills with a diverse public; • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups and/or individuals; • Ability to adapt and maintain flexibility under a variety of circumstances (tours, special events, etc.); • Ability to present an upbeat attitude and to work with minimum supervision; • Ability to perform multiple tasks; will serve as liaison to internal and external constituencies who are attending and/or hosting events; • Willingness to show guests and visitors our small gift shop and conclude museum tours with possible gift shop sales; • Flexibility to work various shifts during the regular tour hours according to class schedule. For Cataloging Internship, these include: • Knowledge of the principles and procedures of professional museum/library work including methods, practices, and techniques of cataloging; • Effective written communication skills; • Ability to effectively and efficiently catalog and inventory artifacts, documents, etc.
HoursDocent Hours: For regular tour hours, please visit our Hours of Operation page. On Saturdays we rarely are open for private tours, special events, and open houses, but the times vary. Work hours will be determined based on semester course schedule. Position occasionally will require weekend or evening hours for special events (notified well in advance). Students will normally work between 10 and 20 hours per week. Cataloging Hours: Please inquire for current House of the Temple staff operating hours. Cataloging interns cannot work more than 28 hours per week.
How to ApplyInternships are open to both undergraduate, graduate students, and, depending on the internship, recent graduates. There is no deadline for submitting an intern application; however, internships are highly competitive. Application and supporting materials may be submitted as they become available. Prospective interns are required to submit a resume or curriculum vitae and a one-page cover letter that lets us know why you are interested in the internship and what sets you apart from other applicants. Please email the above to the address on our Additional Information page.
Stipend or University Credit Available
Application DeadlineApplications are considered throughout the year on a space-available basis.
In the administration of its internship program, neither the Supreme Council nor its affiliated foundations discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, status as a veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable Federal and District of Columbia laws.