Interpretation & Inclusion Internship

Interpretation & Inclusion Internship

This internship with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will occur between two departments: Cross-Platform Content and Learning & Audience Engagement, with a special focus on interpretation and accessibility initiatives. Cross-Platform Content is involved in the content development and workflow for books (print and digital), video, exhibition didactics, digital interactions, and website. Museum interpretation is led by cross-departmental collaborators and is developed to produce accessible and discoverable storytelling for all audiences.  Cooper Hewitt’s Accessibility and Inclusion Manager is also a key part of the Interpretation team and works to ensure that all museum materials and programs are accessible.

This internship will be built around how museum content strategy and development intersects with the interpretation process. This cross-departmental role will participate in developing programmatic resources and digital content while learning about embedding accessibility into every step of the process.


Skills and Qualifications:   

  • Interest in museum work, including education, publishing and content development, accessibility, and/or interpretation
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, basic Adobe)
  • Interest in current issues in museum interpretation and content development

To apply, create an account and complete the application on Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA). Once you have an account established, click Start Your Application and then search “Krueger” in the Program Name field.

Read about additional internship opportunities as part of Cooper Hewitt’s 2023 Peter J. Krueger Internship Program.

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