The Museum of Danish America is able to provide semester-long internships thanks to grant funding from the Scan Design Foundation by Inger and Jens Bruun of Seattle.
"The insight and skills I got from my internship at the Museum of Danish America and living in the U.S. have been very important to me, both while job hunting and in my current position as Event and Membership Coordinator at the Art Museums of Skagen. The experiences I had during my six months at MoDA I wouldn’t have gotten anywhere else." –Sofie Nielsen, intern 2014
Not your typical internship
Internships are designed around program needs, the interests of the individual, and ongoing museum projects. The museum offers a hands-on learning environment where interns work as part of a team and complete individual projects. Previous projects include translation work, exhibit design and installation, genealogy and library assignments, 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 American interns. The internships are open to students who are Danish citizens and currently enrolled in graduate programs at Danish universities or equivalent institutions. Recent graduates will also be considered.
- Visa application expenses covered
- Monthly stipend
- Shared housing with living expenses provided
- Vehicle for intern use
- Paid travel opportunities, locally and nationally
- 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)
- 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 the Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, email your cover letter, CV or resume, and copy of your most recent transcript or diploma to the above address.
- For fall semester 2020: apply by April 30, 2020
- For spring semester 2021: apply by November 1, 2020
"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
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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.