The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization established in 2005 to showcase the history, art and culture and to celebrate the contributions of people of African descent to world culture through a broad range of engaging multidisciplinary exhibitions, education and public programs.
Interns are a vital part of MoAD, and play an integral role in the planning and implementation of programs for school, youth, family, and adult audiences.
A successful applicant will:
- Possess a knowledge of or strong interest in learning about the African Diaspora
- Have experience working with youth and/or public programming
- Be comfortable working within an ethnically diverse environment
- Enjoy a fast paced structured learning experience
- Work well in a group as well as independently
- Be accustomed to meeting deadlines
All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and are responsible for securing their own immigration documents. The Museum will not sponsor immigrant visa applications for interns. Fall and spring Interns are required to 10- 15 hours per week, and summer interns are required to work 21-24 hours per week.
Interns receive a breadth of experience in all aspects of public program operations as they transition along two cumulative levels. The MoAD Internship is an entry level opportunity for people interested in preparing for a career in Museum, Diaspora Studies, Education, African/African American Studies scholarship.
Internship projects are developed to meet the real needs of the museum making them useful for both the museum and the intern. All Program and Education interns will be required to provide school /organization tours. Internships are performed under the direct supervision of MoAD staff that monitor, evaluate, and guide their professional development.
Fall semester offers a six-month and three-month internship. Applicants selecting a six month internship will be given first choice in selection of project. A writing assignment will be issued as part of the application process for all applicants. Applications should include a cover letter describing your connection to the African Diaspora, and resume. Applicants will be contacted regarding writing assignment and prospective projects after initial application has been submitted.
Internship applications should be sent to
Refer to the listings below for deadlines.
||Start/End of 6 month
||Start/End of semester
||Aug 17, 2012
||Sep 26, 2012 –
Mar 17, 2013
|Sep 6, 2012 –
Dec 14, 2012
intern time off
|Dec 15, 2012 –
Jan 4, 2013
||Dec 21, 2012
||Jan 17, 2013 –
May 17, 2013
|| Mar 29, 2013 and
May 17, 2013
||Jun 13, 2013 –
Aug 16, 2013
Internships are unpaid and may be extended upon the agreement of MoAD staff and interns.