Due 3/31: Exhibition Design Internship

Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Do you have a desire to gain experience with visual and experiential storytelling through museum exhibitions? The NMAH Exhibition Design Internship will provide you with real-world experience in the development and design of object-based, interpretive exhibitions. Develop your 3-D and graphic design skills, practice your design critique and presentation skills, work directly with professional exhibition designers, and expand your portfolio of design projects through museum exhibitions.

Goal: Overall, this internship aims to provide student with real-world experience in the Exhibition Development and Design the museum context.
Learning Objectives: By the end of this internship, the intern will be able to:

  • Understand the exhibition development and design process for interpretive, object-based exhibitions.
  • Use Vectorworks for exhibition concept design and detailing
  • Create and present verbal and visual exhibition design concept presentations
  • Prepare exhibition design production packages

This internship is generalized to provide individuals initial experience in this field and specialized, for individuals who have experience in this field. This internship is intended for 3-4 interns and will take place during every internship cycle–spring, summer, or fall. This internship can be part time or full time. This internship does not provide a stipend.

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