Museum Opportunities for Interns, Apprentices and Scholars

As a center for educational, cultural, and community activity, the New Bedford Whaling Museum offers a variety of learning, research, and career development opportunities to students and scholars. Students in high school, college, and graduate schools can apply for paid apprenticeships, paid and unpaid internships, and mentoring. Upper-level college or graduate students can engage in focused scholarship research under the guidance of the Museum’s Curatorial Staff through the Waterman Scholar and Conservation Scholar programs. The Museum’s Scholar in Residence program provides support to visiting 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,

High School Apprenticeship Program

A nationally recognized program that is transforming the lives of low-income, academically motivated students.

College Internships

Opportunities designed to provide theoretical, methodological and practical training in the issues of Museum management and hands-on, professional work experiences.

Scholar in Residence

This program supports short-term, full-time research and study in collections maintained by the Museum and its Research Library.