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This internship is paid for a minimum requirement of 10 hours per week. Interested applicants should send a completed application, cover letter, and résumé/CV to hr@telfair.org.

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Job Description:

Application Deadline: May 15, 2019
Department: Education
Reports to: Senior Curator of Education



Purpose and Goals:

Telfair Museums offers a unique learning and employment opportunity to high school students to foster the development of future museum and arts leaders. This internship is intended for an outstanding rising junior or senior who is a member of a group that is currently under-represented in these professions: individuals of African-American, Asian, Latino or Hispanic and Native American descent.

This is a competitive application. The one student chosen will gain exposure to professions at Telfair Museums, working primarily with the education department by assisting with in-house and outreach programming, marketing, evaluation, and administrative support.


Time Requirement:

Applicants are required to commit to 10 per week. Hours may be adjusted if more hours are needed for education events. Internship hours will take place during normal office hours in the Education Department: 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, with the possibility of one to two weekend events.



Candidates applying for internship must:

  • Be a high school student in Chatham County for the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Be a member of a minority group to include: individuals of African-American, Asian, Latino or Hispanic and Native American descent
  • Financial need is strongly considered



  • Ability to manage multiple and diverse tasks simultaneously
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude
  • Ability to work with diverse learners of all ages


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand or sit for 3–4 hours a day
  • Sitting, bending, stooping, walking, reaching
  • Climbing stairs (occasionally)


Application Procedures:

Students interested in an internship at Telfair Museums should send the application form by mail or email by May 1, 2019.

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Submit applications by emailing all documents to hr@telfair.org or mailing them to:

Human Resources
Telfair Museums
P.O. Box 10081
Savannah, GA 31412