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Application deadline: March 10, 2022

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Paid summer internships in Waterville’s cultural institutions

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36 hours a week
6 weeks (June-July)
$13.15 / hr

The Maine Film Center seeks interns to assist in the organization, promotion, and presentation of the annual Maine International Film Festival in July. Interns will be involved in all aspects of the festival, from marketing and promotion (social media promotion, targeted audience development, press releases, media events, etc.) to technical team assistance (pre-screening of films, assistance with projection). Interns are integral, valued members of the festival team and will be assigned duties that best match their interests, skills, and areas of study.

36 hours a week
10 weeks (May-August)
$13.15 / hr

Ticonic Gallery + Studios is a downtown Waterville’s non-profit collaborative arts space. They seek interns to assist in arts education programming and exhibitions offered throughout the summer. Interns will support instructors in developing course materials, preparing and administering classes, and promoting the curriculum to the community. For exhibition support, interns will serve as gallery assistants, effectively communicate information about exhibiting artists, programming, and membership. Interns may be called upon to do special research projects concerning community arts organizations and programming. Interns will be responsible for day-to-day management of gallery operations, public relations, customer service, marketing and promotion (social media, etc.), and website management.

36 hours a week
10 weeks (May-August)
$13.15 / hr

The Waterville Public Library seeks energetic, intrepid, fun-loving interns to participate in various summer Library programs for adults, teens, and children. Summer interns will have the opportunity to assist in the development, promotion, and evaluation of Library events and programs. In addition, the intern(s) will participate in community outreach activities and events. (Outreach activities may include off-site storytimes, school/childcare visits, community activities, and operating the Library’s BookBike, a Library mobile outreach initiative.) This internship opportunity is best suited for individuals who have strong customer service skills, a commitment to inclusivity, the ability to work with people of all ages, and presentation skills. (The ability to dance while wearing a giant mouse costume is also most welcome, but certainly not required.)

36 hours a week
10 weeks (May-August)
$13.15 / hr

Waterville Creates! seeks a highly motivated individual to serve as Program Intern. The Program Intern will assist with administrative and programmatic initiatives as they relate to CSA exhibitions and educational classes, event promotion, and day-to-day management of the CSA gallery. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about the mission Waterville Creates!, able to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team, engage with diverse audiences, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. This position will interface with all members of the Waterville Creates! team and will report to the Vice President of Program + Operations.

36 hours a week
10 weeks (May-August)
$13.15 / hr

The L.C. Bates Museum of Natural History and Culture is offering summer 2019 internships that will support ongoing museum programming and increase public access to the museum’s arts or humanities collections through intern research, cataloging and exhibition. The intern would be involved in all aspects of museum programming from advertising to hosting programs, and from supporting youth art experiences to evaluating program surveys. Interns would select objects from the museum’s many engaging collections, and research and catalog them (e.g. Asian ceramics, a print collection, late 19th and early 20th century photographs, Pre-Columbian materials, historic tool collections, etc.). They may develop a related virtual or museum exhibition. Interns would have the opportunity to assist a conservator working in the museum, and to help host two day long Collections Care and Storage workshops. The museum’s mission is to inspire wonder, especially for younger rural children. These enjoyable internships will directly support this mission and our community visitors.

Makhieba Simon
"Getting to actually do hands-on work at a museum and research actual artifacts...
I loved being in a museum where history is all around me"
Makhieba Simon