Nichols House Museum

55 Mount Vernon Street
Boston, MA 02108

Date Posted:
January 04, 2022

Eastern Massachusetts



Interpretation and Public Engagement Internship


The Nichols House Museum is seeking a Public Engagement Intern for 10-12 weeks and 10-12 hours per week during February - April 2022. The internship will include working with the Public Engagement Manager on a primary project outlined below and other resume-building projects including developing content for social media, the website, and print. The Public Engagement Intern will receive a $1,500 stipend in two installments.

Primary Project

Working with museum staff, the spring 2022 intern will contribute to a comprehensive plan for a themed multi-day event including development of the following.

  • At least one mini-exhibition related to the theme for the lobby case, front yard, and/ or public spaces.

  • At least two related programs geared towards particular audiences, one virtual and one in-person.

  • At least one hands-on activity for visitors during the weekend.

  • A list of relevant community contacts/ partners.

  • An advertising plan (paid, social media, etc.) including audience profiling.

  • A timeline, procedures, regulations, and evaluation plan.

  • Evaluation of similar museum programs.

This opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as emerging professionals interested in museum studies, public engagement, education and programming, public history, or other related fields. Individuals from backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented in museums are particularly encouraged to apply. 
How To Apply:
Completed applications are due by January 13, 2021, to and must include a resume, contact information for two references, and a cover letter outlining your interest in the internship.
Apply by:
January 21, 2022
About this Organization:

The Nichols House Museum preserves and interprets the 1804 Bulfinch townhouse that was home to the garden designer, writer, and social reformer Rose Standish Nichols and her family. Since 1961, the Nichols House Museum has been open to the public as a historic house museum reflecting the domestic life of Beacon Hill at the turn of the last century. The collection includes European and American decorative arts from the seventeenth through twentieth centuries, family portraits, Flemish tapestries, Japanese woodblock prints, and works by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. An AAM accredited institution, the museum educates and inspires the public through innovative programs, and it continues the conversation on the social concerns embraced by the Nichols family that remain relevant today. 

The Nichols House Museum welcomes all visitors to an active schedule of tours, lectures, programs, and special events.