Research and Exhibitions Curatorial Intern

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Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum

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Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum

Semester: Summer 2019

Hours per Week: 20+

Wage: Unpaid; course credit may be available


The intern will be responsible for processing portions of the museum’s archival collections. This will include scanning a mix of documents and photographs, as well as assigning appropriate meta-data to each file. The intern will also research and produce a new exhibit for the museum’s galleries. This internship will provide an excellent look into archival management and the types of historical research done at a small museums.


  • Scanning portions of the collection, including a mix of documents and photographs
  • Researching a specific time period or event in Virginia Beach history to create a new exhibit - Intern will have the ability to choose their own project
  • Examine primary documents such as newspapers, photographs, and museum archives
  • Summarize findings in an engaging and succinct way for museum visitors
  • Assist in updating and maintaining museum exhibits and displays
  • Identifying possible grant or sponsor funding for the research, and assisting staff in preparing necessary paperwork

The ideal candidate will:

  • Show strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Have the ability to work independently
  • Demonstrate excellent communications skills, verbally and in writing
  • Be considering a career in the museum, archival, or historical field

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2401 Atlantic AvenueVirginia Beach, VA 23451



  • Data Entry
  • History
  • Research
  • Internet Research
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization




  • 20+ hours per week

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