The Strong offers unpaid, competitive internship opportunities for students interested in history and museums. Interns may work with The Strong’s collections, research, education, or marketing and communications teams to support the museum and its International Center for the History of Electronic Games, Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, Woodbury School, and American Journal of Play. For example, students may conduct research for exhibits, learn how to handle and care for artifacts, or assist with the development of educational programs for children. Students seeking experiences for certification as teachers are encouraged to apply for spring internships. Specific internship opportunities are listed below. However, The Strong is open to creating individual internship experiences based on the interests of the intern and available projects at the museum.
- Like all Strong staff, internship applicants must consent to a criminal background check and a drug screen.
- Undergraduate internships require a minimum of 125 work hours; graduate internships require a minimum of 140 work hours.
- Students must attend all training sessions and meetings required by their supervisor.
- Students must keep a journal to document their experiences.
- Graduate students also may be assigned readings and/or a research project (to be determined by their faculty sponsor in conjunction with their internship supervisor).
Submit completed internship packets to Lauren Rothfuss, Director of Human Resources, The Strong, One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 14607 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include all of the following:
- Completed internship application
- Letter stating personal interests, reasons for wanting to work at The Strong, desired learning outcomes for the internship, and potential benefits to The Strong
- A faculty sponsor letter
The Strong will consider each student’s interests and determine whether an appropriate project is available. If one is, the applicant will receive an interview with the Director of Human Resources and, if appropriate, members of The Strong’s history, collections, research, education, or marketing and communications teams.