Membership Intern

Assist the Membership Department staff in all areas related to membership development, fund raising and member services and benefits. This is an excellent opportunity to observe the inner workings of a non-profit organization, as well as to gain experience working within a museum, and to learn non-profit membership department and development practices. Great opportunity to learn a database program.

Department: Membership
Reports to: Director of Membership/Membership Associate/Membership Assistant
Date posted: June 26, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Flexible during Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, or as arranged


Essential Internship Functions:

  • Assist membership staff with membership service tasks.
  • Administrative duties that include responding to member requests, answering phones, executing financial transactions and data entry.
  • Customer Service duties that include welcoming members to museum (lobby membership desk), answering member calls, meeting member requests, assisting with Membership events.

Secondary Internship Functions: 

  • Assisting staff in meeting member requests.
  • Filing and clerical duties.
  • Executing financial transactions.
  • Providing information to members and visitors.


  • Must be working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field of Development, Museum Studies, nonprofit management or Art History/ History.
  • Have an interest in Membership and Development.
  • Team-oriented, flexible, and a strong attention to detail.
  • Good people skills and high levels of patience.
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

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.