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Exhibition Content Development Internship (Spring 2023)
New York

Ralph Appelbaum Associates, the world’s largest museum planning and interpretive design firm, is offering paid internships to qualified undergraduate students for Spring 2023. Recent graduates, graduate students, and emerging professionals are also welcome to apply. RAA internships can be completed remotely, in our New York studio space, or a combination thereof. All applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of location within the US.

Internships are open to interested persons looking to further their academic and/or career goals in museums and cultural institutions and/or related areas. Interns will gain valuable work experience and professional development in a dynamic, collaborative, and creative environment.

The Exhibit Content Development Intern works under the guidance of Content staff (Developers and Coordinators) on museum projects. The Content staff focuses on the content development, organization, and interpretive planning for projects, ranging from developing the institutional vision and interpretive program, to exhibitions and public programming, among other services.


  • Assisting with exhibition research, organization, and documentation;
  • Providing administrative support to RAA staff;
  • Working on multiple projects concurrently and meeting project deadlines;
  • Participating in regular meetings.


  • Currently pursuing (or recently completed) a BA or advanced degree in the museum, library, or relevant humanities fields, such as: History, Public History, Museum Studies, Anthropology, American Studies, African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Latinx Studies, Art History, or related fields;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong research and organizational skills;
  • Proactive approach to time and task management;
  • Strong attention to detail.

Salary Range and Internship Duration

  • Hours: 2-5 days/week or 16-40 hours/week (we can accommodate school schedules)
  • Compensation: $20.00/hour
  • Duration: January to May, and by agreement may be extended through August

How to Apply

The application deadline for the RAA Spring Internship Program is Friday, December 30, 2022.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we cannot personally respond to each applicant. Qualified candidates will be contacted via email regarding our interview process. To apply for this role, please send a cover letter, CV, and portfolio to humanresources@raai.com