Danish Interns

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.

Interns at work

Benefits

  • Living expenses provided
  • Vehicle for intern use
  • Shared housing provided
  • Travel opportunities

Positions

  • Exhibits
  • Collections
  • Library
  • Genealogy
  • Marketing
  • Development
  • Contact us with your idea!

Requirements

  • 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

Events

 

For more information and to apply, please contact Tova Brandt, Executive Director: director@danishmuseum.org

Application Deadlines

  • 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

 


American Interns

Currently, there are not any positions available. Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates. 

 


Bodtker Grant

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.