Internships

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The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center accepts both high school and college students for internships in the spring, summer or fall. As an IPCC intern you will learn about the history and culture of the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico and gain valuable experience in a professional and museum setting. Our internships are an especially valuable opportunity for anyone interested in a career in the museum, non-profit, arts, teaching, tourism, marketing or hospitality fields.

Assist with all duties related to maintaining and growing the IPCC collection which will include cataloguing new acquisitions, creating cradles for objects, preparation for installation and de-installation of exhibitions, general upkeep of exhibitions, artist and artifact research, and data entry.
Assist the Curator of Exhibitions with research projects and some administrative tasks. This includes preparing artist biographies and responding to general inquiries from the public about artists and their artwork in existing exhibitions. Interns are also introduced to exhibition design and layout, installation and de-installation of exhibits, and general upkeep of exhibitions.
Assist the education team with their educational initiatives, which includes classroom set-up/clean-up/ organization, maintaining the interactive area, preparation for outreach, participation in the Cultural Ambassador program and educating the public about IPCC.
Assist our research historian with all duties related to IPCC’s Library & Archives which includes preparing for workshop trainings, research, cataloguing, labeling and data entry.
Collaborate on marketing campaigns for IPCC, work with the Communications Specialist to create and distribute IPCC content such as submitting events to online calendars, doing research for press exposure and assisting with digital marketing strategies and IPCC’s social presence on various channels. Work occasionally with IPCC’s design team which may include photography, social media, installation, production and more.
Our internships are designed to provide personal and professional growth in an immersive, hands-on environment. As an intern at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, you will make new friends, work directly with experts in a variety of fields, and get a behind-the-scenes look at how a large museum and cultural center operates. Interns also enjoy:
  • Unlimited free admission to the museum, exhibits, murals, Native American dances and public guided tours during internship term
  • Exclusive discounts at Shumakolowa Native Arts,  Shumakolowa.com and Pueblo Harvest Cafe
  • Access to the IPCC Library & Archives
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