Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Date Posted:
July 11, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts

Public Relations/Marketing


Communications & Marketing Intern

The Harvard Art Museums are accepting applications for the position of a Communications & Marketing Intern. The intern will support public relations and marketing efforts within the Communications Division. Tasks shall include responding to inquiries through the Harvard Art Museums' general email account; assisting with the distribution of promotional materials; creating external event postings; assisting with non-profit donation inquiries; assisting with the distribution of promotional materials; postering Harvard campus and local communities; creating external event postings and updating visitor planning information on external websites; and assisting with organizing communications files. The position also assists with the Press Interns’ duties which include assembling press kits; helping compile and organize press logs; as well as reading, clipping, and archiving all Harvard Art Museums-related press.

This is an unpaid internship and the applicant must be receiving academic credit to be considered. The internship will run through December 2018. We will also accept intern applications for the 2018–19 academic year (September 2018 - May 2019).

Please note that the location for this particular position is in an off-site building in Somerville, near the Sullivan Square T. MBTA buses 86, 91 and CT2 run nearby. Hourly shuttle service is provided to and from the off-site location to the Harvard Art Museums, with the shuttle stop located on the corner of Prescott Street & Broadway in Cambridge. There is a parking lot (free) at the Somerville location if you choose to drive there.


The internship is open to qualified students who are able to begin work in September 2018 or earlier. The hours are very flexible within the Mon–Fri work week. We ask that interns are available to work at least 12 hours/week.Applicants who are majoring in arts administration or marketing/communications with a strong interest in the arts are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be independent, organized, and efficient, and possess computer skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Power Point. Familiarity with Photoshop and FileMaker a plus, but not required.

How To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter addressed to the Communications Department, Attn: Rebecca Torres, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. In your cover letter, please state whether you are applying for the fall semester or for the full 2018-2019 academic year term. Please submit applications in electronic format to:rebecca_torres@harvard.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note that if qualified applicants are out of state, interviews may be conducted via Skype.

Apply by:
August 20, 2018
Unpaid/Academic Credit
About this Organization:

The Harvard Art Museums — the Fogg Museum, Busch Reisinger Museum, and Arthur M. Sackler Museum — are dedicated to advancing and supporting learning at Harvard University, in the local community, and around the world. The museums have played a leading role in the development of art history, conservation, and conservation science, and in the evolution of the art museum as an institution. Through research, teaching, professional training, and public education, the museums strive to advance the understanding and appreciation of art. Programs encourage close looking at original works of art, collaboration with campus and community partners, and the production of new scholarship. For more information, please visit our website at harvardartmuseums.org.