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,

High School Apprenticeship Program

A unique opportunity for l0w-income students who excel academically and express interest in gaining work and college readiness experience while earning a competitive wage.

College Internships

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.

Last modified: July 25, 2011