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Internships

The M.A.R.I. Internship Program is open to Tulane sophomores, juniors, and seniors and fulfills the 2nd tier of the public service graduation requirement. To fulfill the 2nd tier of the public service graduation requirement and earn 3 elective credits, students must submit a separate application for the CPS Internship Program at https://cpsis.tulane.edu/ and take the CPS Internship Seminar while completing their internship at M.A.R.I. For more information on the CPS Internship Program, email cpsinternships@tulane.edu.

M.A.R.I interns are integral in helping the Institute achieve its mission of promoting research into the cultures of Middle America and stewarding their rich cultural heritage. They assist with the day-to-day maintenance of the Institute's various collections and efforts to update databases and educational resources. M.A.R.I. staff provide training for students in basic artifact and document handling procedures, working with databases, and other programs for creating educational content. They provide logistical support and guidance as interns develop their own projects to contribute to the Institute's educational and outreach goals.

M.A.R.I. staff have also developed an internship reading component to introduce students to cultural and social issues surrounding museum collections and the ethics of creating culturally sensitive and responsive exhibits. The reading component is required for Anthropology majors. 

 

Education and Outreach Internship

Interns with strong research and communication skills will...

  • Develop interactive activities and brochures integrating information on objects in the M.A.R.I. exhibits and collections
  • Assist with organizing a conference in the spring semester
  • Work with M.A.R.I. staff to promote M.A.R.I. on campus, locally, and online

An ideal candidate for this position:

  • Has strong computer skills, especially in Word, Publisher, and Photoshop
  • Is able and willing to work independently and check in regularly with M.A.R.I. staff to give progress reports and receive feedback
  • Has respect for other cultures and their cultural materials

Archives Internship

Interns with strong research and communication skills will...

  • Scan correspondence from the early years of the Institute (1920s-40s)
  • Research photographs or other items in the M.A.R.I. Archives to create educational materials
  • Create a small photography exhibit using M.A.R.I. images, to be displayed during the following semester

An ideal candidate for this position:

  • Is meticulous, organized, and able and willing to work independently
  • Has basic computer skills, especially in Photoshop, Word, and database software
  • Has strong research skills
  • Is able and willing to follow written adn verbal instructions to adhere to Institute policies
  • Has respect for other cultures and their cultural materials

Collections Internship

Interns with strong attention to detail and organization skills will...

  • Aid the Collections Manager with basic operations, including researching and photographing recently donated objects, and rehousing archaeological and ethnographic materials
  • Create digital records of objects in the M.A.R.I. Collection
  • Assist with the planning and installation of museum exhibits

An ideal candidate for this position:

  • Is meticulous, organized, and able and willing to work independently
  • Has basic computer skills, especially in Excel, Publisher and Photoshop
  • Has sewing and shop experience
  • Is able and willing to follow written and verbal instructions to adhere to Institute policies
  • Has respect for other cultures and their cultural materials

Applications for Spring 2020 are Open! Apply Here.

Application Deadline: November 30

If you have any questions, please email maristudents@tulane.edu

 

Volunteering

Support M.A.R.I. by becoming a volunteer. There are opportunities for conscientious, hard-working volunteers to help with a variety of different projects. 

Please contact Jocelyne Ponce at maristudents@tulane.edu for more information.