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Edward M. Kennedy Institute Education & Visitor Experience Internship

Senator Kennedy believed that each person possesses the power to effect positive change within his or her community. Through this internship program, the Institute aims to further the Senator’s legacy of service by developing a team of passionate and engaged interns to work directly with the Institute’s Education and Visitor Experience team.

Interpretive Resource Intern
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is pleased to offer a remote, project based, internship for the Spring of 2021. Interns will work to support the Visitor Experience team to plan and develop interpretive materials for future Institute audiences.

This project based position will focus on examining existing Institute exhibits and interpretive materials, researching and updating materials, assisting with digital education projects, and creating a training plan with and for fellow interpretation team members. Project topics broadly include notable Senate figures, legislative history, and citizens who have affected change through legislation. Specific project goals will be mapped out with individual candidates at the start of the internship.

Suitable candidates have a demonstrated ability or interest in:

  • History, especially American History
  • Politics and Political Science
  • Government
  • Civics and Civic Engagement
  • Education, particularly for students in elementary, middle, and high school
  • Digital education
  • Engaging with continuing education for adults
  • Museums, collections, and exhibits
  • Research and writing
  • The legislative legacy of Edward M. Kennedy and the United States Senate.

Commitment and materials:

  • Interns are required to commit at least eight (8) hours a week to the Institute. Schedules are individually constructed to reflect other class and work commitments.
  • Interns must be available for at least 1 (one) virtual meeting a week with program supervisors during EST business hours.
  • Interns are expected to use their own computer or laptop. The internship may have an option of continuing for the academic year and summer.
  • Internship coincides with an academic semester, starting in mid-to late January and ending early May

How to Apply:

  • Please send resume and cover letter to Indicate “Intern Application” in the subject line.
  • Applications are due Friday, December 4th, 2020.

This is an unpaid position intended to provide a professional learning experience to students or other appropriate individuals whose career intent includes interpretation, informal education, history, political science, conservation, communications, or museum or library curation. Course credit may be acquired with the intern’s university approval.

Interns will enhance the visitor experience and communicate the Institute’s mission: The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is dedicated to educating the public about the important role of the Senate in our government, encouraging participatory democracy, invigorating civil discourse, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities.