Internships are designed around program needs, the interests of the individual interns, as well as ongoing museum projects. The internships are open to students who are Danish citizens and currently enrolled in graduate programs at Danish universities or equivalent institutions. In special cases, recent graduates may be considered.
Not your typical internship
The Museum of Danish America provides internships of 3-6 months through a grant from the Scan Design Foundation by Inger and Jens Bruun of Seattle. The museum offers a hands-on learning environment where interns work as part of a team and complete individual projects. Previous intern projects include translation, website management, exhibit design and installation, genealogy and library management, development and marketing, and updating collections records. The museum also encourages Danish interns to explore American culture through museum visits, conference and museum events, meetings, etc. Danish interns may also share housing (provided) with or without American interns.
- Living expenses provided
- Vehicle for intern use
- Shared housing provided
- Travel opportunities
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- Bachelor's degree
- Working knowledge of English
- Excellent organizational and written communication skills
- Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities
- Good interpersonal and computer skills (including Microsoft Office programs)
- Optional, but desirable for library interns: the ability to read Gothic Danish print and manuscript materials
- As we are in a rural area, it is necessary that interns have a driver's license
For more information and to apply, please contact Rasmus Thøgersen, Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fall semester 2019: April 30, 2019
- Spring semester 2020: November 1, 2019
"I believe that my internship at the Museum of Danish America has helped me immensely with my career! Getting a job in the museum field in Denmark is not always easy, but I gained a lot of experience with collections and exhibits while working in Elk Horn, and that gave me a clear advantage when I started applying for jobs in Denmark.” –Freja Gry Børsting, Curator, Immigrantmuseet, Farum, Denmark
- Duration/Hours: Six months, 40 hours per week
- Pay: $500 monthly stipend
- Benefits: Rent-free, fully-furnished house (includes all utilities)
- Start Date: February 1, 2019 (can be flexible)
Danish Interns may also apply for the Bodtker Grant offered by The Danish American Heritage Society to help fund research projects. For more information, visit http://www.danishheritage.org. The internships are open to students who are Danish citizens and currently enrolled in graduate programs at Danish universities or equivalent institutions. Click here for more information on the Bodtker Grant.