Communications Intern

The Communications Department at the Jewish Museum is offering an excellent opportunity for an individual who is interested in learning about art and cultural communications for a major museum in NYC. The Communications Intern will assist the Communications Department with a variety of tasks including media monitoring and clipping, press list building, and press outreach for upcoming art and culture exhibitions exploring the intersection of art and Jewish culture as seen through a contemporary lens, as well as other projects as assigned.  It is essential that applicants have excellent communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and are detail-oriented.

The intern will work on projects related to these exhibitions:

  • Modigliani Unmasked, an exhibition of early drawings by Amedeo Modigliani, many of which are being shown for the first time in the United States.  These works help to illuminate Modigliani's heritage as an Italian Sephardic Jew as pivotal to understanding his artistic output.
  • Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, the first comprehensive U.S. exhibition drawn from The Israel Museum’s world-renowned collection of Jewish costumes, showcasing over 100 articles of clothing from the 18th to 20th centuries from over 20 countries on four continents.
  • Scenes from the Collection, the Jewish Museum’s new collection exhibition, which will feature more than 650 works from antiquities to contemporary art.
  • The 27th annual New York Jewish Film Festival, the pre-eminent showcase for cinema exploring the diversity of the Jewish experience around the world, presented by the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

The intern will receive a museum identification card that allows for free admission to other museums and various discounts. 

Department: Communications
Reports to: Senior Coordinator of Communications
Date posted: July 3, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days per week / TBD


  • Media research related to exhibitions and museum programs, including compiling media contact information to expand the press mailing list.
  • Assist with tracking and reporting of media outreach/coverage.
  • Staff film shoots for television and other video coverage of exhibitions.
  • Check-in media who attend press previews for exhibitions.
  • Draft press releases for programs.


  • B.A. or M.A. candidate with preference given to those with majors or concentrations in Communications or Public Relations, Marketing, or Art History
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Excellent people skills – ability to work cooperatively with others at all levels.
  • Outstanding abilities with regard to written and verbal communications, editing and proofreading.
  • Strong computer skills with experience using MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.). Photoshop helpful but not required.
  • Interest in art and Jewish culture preferred.

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:
Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212-423-3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.