The Morton Museum of Collierville History
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Two internship opportunities currently exist at the Morton Museum:

1. Work with museum staff to expand the existing Native American exhibits with artifacts drawn from the collections of the C.H. Nash Museum. The project will include developing a rack card type “for more information” handout on the prehistory of the area and expanding on existing QR code data. The intern must have transportation to the Morton Museum, have excellent writing skills, and the existing knowledge or the ability to learn basic page layout and digital technology skills. The intern will be jointly supervised by C.H. Nash Museum and Morton Museum personnel.

2. Curation tasks and Digitizing 1929 – 1931 copies of the Collierville Herald. The project will include general curation tasks with museum collections with a specific emphasis on digitizing newspaper copy. The intern must have transportation to the Morton Museum and be detail oriented. The intern will be supervised by Morton Museum personnel.

For more information about either of the above internships, contact Robert Connolly at 901-604-3492 or before January 10 or after January 19.


National Ornamental Metal Museum

1/13/15: The Metal Museum seeks an intern to assist with the creation of an open-access online database containing the slide archives of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG). The SNAG archive contains the portfolios of over 330 metalsmiths of national and international significance, many of whom are represented in the Metal Museum’s permanent collection. The digitized archive will be hosted on the American Craft Council website as part of their Library Digital Collections database. A sample digital catalog entry can be viewed here:
The SNAG slides are currently being cleaned, scanned, and color-corrected by a local digitization vendor. The first batch of images will be delivered to the Museum by mid-February. The intern will assist the Registrar in reviewing the physical catalog records that accompany the slides, making revisions where needed, and conducting any additional research necessary to populate all fields of the ACC metadata template before uploading each image to the database.
Those interested should contact Kim Bradshaw at <>

1/13/15: The Metal Museum seeks an intern to assist with a Visible Storage Project that will relocate several significant permanent collection objects from basement storage to visitor-accessible storage units in our on-site library. The intern will identify and locate objects to be included in Visible Storage, complete condition reports, and suggest any conservation needs. Other responsibilities include updating and correcting collection records using PastPerfect museum database software, assisting with exhibitions, and other reasonable duties as assigned by the Registrar.
Those interested should contact Kim Bradshaw at

All of the links will take you to the museum's websites (some link directly to the internship page where applicable, others link to contact information). All of these museums have accepted interns in the past or are currently accepting interns. I'm currently waiting on responses from local museums about their available internship opportunities, keep checking back!

Talk to your graduate advisers about your internship opportunities but keep in mind, it's up to you to make the phone calls and send out your résumé.
*See a Museum Studies faculty member before applying for any internship!