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National Aviary Marketing Internship

The National Aviary is looking for a Junior or Senior Communication major to serve as a marketing and communication intern. This unpaid internship would give you the opportunity to work in a variety of offices at the National Aviary, including event planning, marketing, customer/guest services, and communications.

The National Aviary takes interns in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

For more information, please see http://www.aviary.org/Internships?utm_source=hootsuite


Heinz History Center Summer Internship


The Senator John Heinz History Center is currently seeking creative, motivated and outgoing applicants for its summer 2015 internship in the museum’s Communications Department.

Qualified applicants should be in their sophomore, junior or senior years and pursuing a degree in communications, marketing, public relations, or a related field. Specific interest in history and prior internship experience is a plus.

Description of duties

Interns will be exposed to a variety of marketing communications experiences in a diverse, upbeat museum atmosphere.

Interns will work directly with the Communications Department to assist with various duties, including but not limited to media list development; media relations, professional writing, brochure design and development, event planning, media monitoring and clipping, website management, and proactive idea development.

The interns will work closely to promote existing exhibits inside the History Center, Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, and the Fort Pitt Museum through a variety of public relations, advertising and marketing tactics.


Interns will be expected to work a minimum of 20-25 hours per week.

The internship is unpaid and for credit only.

Application Process

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to:

Brady Smith

Senior Communications Manager

E-mail: bmsmith@heinzhistorycenter.org

Senator John Heinz History Center

1212 Smallman Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

**Deadline to apply for the Summer 2015 is Friday, March 6, 2015 (If you are seeing this past 2015, check for the new deadline)

Mattress Factory


The Mattress Factory is an organization that is built upon the dedication and support of volunteers and interns. There are a variety of ways to get involved and support the Museum’s operations, programs, outreach and events. Experience what happens behind-the-scenes at this unique art museum and residency program. Internships are offered during spring, fall and summer terms.

Scheduling for internships is flexible and training is provided. All positions are part-time and unpaid. Internships are generally 10-12 weeks in length and 10-12 hours per week.

Full-time internships are arranged on a case-by-case basis.



Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Experience Journal

Internships: A small number of unpaid internships are also available at Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Powdermill Nature Reserve. Internships are highly competitive and placement may take up to 12 months, so apply as early as possible.  We will make every effort to match potential interns with the limited internships available. Application deadlines for internships are:  Summer – April 17th of that year, Fall – July 17th of that year and Spring – November 17th of that year. There are two ways to submit your application. Click here to “download” a printable intern application to fill out and send to: Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Volunteer Office, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or contact the volunteer office at: volunteers@carnegiemuseums.orgor 412.622.3359

Volunteer and intern benefits: All volunteers enjoy free admission to all four museums; a subscription to Carnegie magazine; discounts on parking, classes, food services and gift shops; networking, recognition, enrichment and social opportunities; education sessions and training; the opportunity to share skills and gain new ones while finding new friends and peers with the similar interests.

Questions? Contact us at: volunteers@carnegiemuseums.org or 412.622.3359


Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Experience Journal

Children’s Museum provides a variety of unpaid internships throughout the year for academic credit and practical experience for students in the fields of education, museum experiences, marketing, development and business.

Opportunity as of August 10, 2012

Children’s Museum, a dynamic, nonprofit dedicated to making the region a healthy place for families, seeks an intern with a desire to learn about nonprofit management and administration, with an emphasis on donor acquisition/stewardship and special events.

Skills Needed

Excellent communication and organization skills; proficient with Word; detail oriented.

Internship Requirements:

Must have at least 5-10 hours per week to devote to the Museum

Be willing to accept a non-paid internship

Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate school in a related field


Assist with record keeping

Scan and digitize Museum press coverage and advertisements

Categorize scanned articles and advertisements in a simple and orderly manner

Assist with general Marketing duties as needed

Internship Skills & Knowledge Attained

The individual will assist the Museum in taking past and current press coverage from paper records to digital files. This extensive project will greatly improve the Museum’s record keeping and will be an excellent experience to add to a résumé.

To learn more:


To apply:

Send resume and cover letter to:  hr@pittsburghkids.org




The Andy Warhol Museum

Volunteer or intern with
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
When you volunteer with us, you expand your horizons, meet interesting people. Surround yourself with some of civilization’s greatest achievements, including fine, pop and contemporary art. Understand and explore the amazing history of our Natural World and its inhabitants

The Andy Warhol Museum features extensive, permanent collections of art/archives on Andy Warhol and uses interns to help support the museum’s programs, exhibitions, and operations.