Internships

Colby Museum Internships 

We offer a variety of internship options for Colby students. We hire interns to work during the Fall and Spring Semesters, working about 10 hours per week in various departments. During the summer, we hire students to work 35 hours a week at the Museum. Also during the summer months, we coordinate internship opportunities with our partner institutions.

The internship program is designed to give Colby students an opportunity to develop skills and complete projects under the supervision of museum staff members in various departments. The experience introduces interns to the museum’s mission and offers experiences that include visiting cultural institutions, learning about current issues and careers in the museum field, and strengthening professional and networking skills. All internships are paid. No prior experience is expected. 

We currently have one intern position opening for JanPlan and Spring 2022: 

Academic Programs Intern 

The Academic Programs Intern will work primarily with the Linde Family Foundation Coordinator of Academic Access to support the implementation of “You’re Speaking My Language,” a series of monthly programs that invites Colby students and the wider community to practice their language skills in the museum galleries. Responsibilities include assisting with outreach and preparing multi-lingual activities. The successful candidate is diligent, thorough, and is passionate about language education. No previous museum experience is necessary. Students from any language department are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resumé to Alex Méndez, Linde Family Foundation Coordinator of Academic Access, at [email protected]. Applications submitted by January 21st will be given review priority. 

For any general questions regarding the internship program, please contact Kris Bergquist, Mirken Curator of Education and Engagement at [email protected].


Colby College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, parental or marital status, political beliefs, age, disability unrelated to job requirements, or protected veteran status.