Internship Opportunities


Cincinnati Museum Center Internships offer a wide array of learning opportunities and hands-on, practical experiences. Eligible candidates considering an internship are defined as individuals who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • will be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year
  • have graduated within the past year
  • are currently enrolled in graduate school

The time commitment for internships is a total of 10 weeks, unless indicated otherwise in the position description. Shifts are flexible and depend on assignment. These positions are unpaid, but include a selection of benefits provided to all Cincinnati Museum Center volunteers.

Fall 2015 internships (Aug. 31 through Nov. 6, 2015) are now being posted. Click here to see the internship opportunities.

Apply for an internship

Complete the application packet by following these steps:

Also include the following:

  • Current résumé or CV
  • Cover letter stating your current academic level and describing your interest and relevant experience related to the internship position(s) for which you are applying. You may list up to three positions.
  • A transcript from an accredited institution, or have the institution’s registrar send it to the address below. (An unofficial transcript is acceptable.)
  • A brief writing sample appropriate to your area of study.
  • If interested in receiving academic credit from your accredited institution, please provide their requirements/guidelines

The completion of all above items is required to be considered.

Submit all forms and documents no later than July 27, 2015 at 5 p.m. EST via email at or by mail to:

          Volunteer & Intern Services
          Internship Application Packet
          1301 Western Ave.
          Cincinnati, OH 45203

All completed application packets submitted by July 27, 2015 at 5 p.m. EST, will be reviewed and sent to the departments of interest indicated in the cover letter. If a department's Internship Mentor is interested in pursuing you as a potential intern candidate, he/she will contact you to schedule an interview. This interview may be conducted over the phone or in person.

During your interview, you will discuss your academic program, your interests/experience and your availability. Individuals offered an internship will be notified via e-mail, pending a clear background check. All accepted interns will be then contacted for orientation and training to review the policies and procedures of Cincinnati Museum Center.


More information

Questions? Contact:

Angie Smorey
Director, Volunteer & Intern Services

Internship Benefits

Although Cincinnati Museum Center internships are unpaid, many students earn academic credit for their dynamic and rewarding experience, in addition to the following benefits:

  • An opportunity to learn more about Cincinnati Museum Center, and the professional opportunities it might hold for your future
  • The opportunity to meet with other interns and professionals in your field of study
  • Hands-on projects and opportunities to work with Museum professionals to learn about their roles, responsibilities, and backgrounds
  • Complimentary tickets to OMNIMAX® and exhibit areas for you and your family
  • Discounts at the Food Court and in the Gift Shops
  • Free Parking