- Cultural Communities
- Digital Scholarship
- 25th Annual Sailors’ Series
- Painting with a Splash
- Lifelong Learning Lecture Series
- Of Earth, Sea & Fire Symposium
- Where the Land Meets the Sea
- Watkins Bioacoustics Symposium
- Nautical Antiques Show
- 27th Annual Scrimshaw Weekend
- Painting with a Splash FOR KIDS
- Members’ Trip to Porto, Portugal
- Family Activities
- Community Programs
- Annual Events
- Charles W. Morgan Visit
- Whaling History Symposium
- Moby-Dick Marathon
- Past Programs
Museum Opportunities for Interns, Apprentices and Scholars
The New Bedford Whaling Museum, a center of educational, cultural and community activity, offers opportunities to students as part of a four-part internship and apprentice program. These programs provide paid apprenticeships, paid and unpaid internships and mentoring opportunities to deserving high school and college students with an interest in the arts and sciences and their local culture. In addition, upper-level college or graduate students are offered the opportunity to engage in focused scholarship research under the guidance of the Museum’s Curatorial Staff. Also, with the visiting scholars in residence program the Museum provides support to researchers who are undertaking long-term research projects and need residential assistance. Further inquiries for any of these programs may be addressed to General Education Inquiries, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apprenticeship: High School or GED
A unique opportunity for students who excel academically and express interest in gaining work and college readiness experience while earning a competitive wage.
Opportunities designed to provide theoretical, methodological and practical training in the issues of Museum management and hands-on, professional work experiences.
Waterman Scholar and Conservation Scholar
An opportunity to engage in an academically rigorous program designed for upper level college students and post graduate students.
Scholar in Residence
This program supports short-term, full-time research and study in collections maintained by the Museum and its Research Library.