San Diego Museum of Man

The San Diego Museum of Man offers competitive internships that offer real experience working with Museum employees in several departments.

All San Diego Museum of Man internships are unpaid. You must be enrolled in an accredited college or university at the time of your internship in order to qualify for an internship.

Not a student? Not a problem, please apply anyway. However, if granted a position, you will be classified as a Department Volunteer.


Position Description:

This intern position supports our staff by helping with computer work, filing, and organizing, as well as creating and managing other office projects. Experience will be gained in email marketing and fundraising platforms, database administration, and member relations. Some knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint preferred.

Experience and Skills:

The San Diego Museum of Man accepts college students and recent graduates to work on membership and marketing projects within our Development department. Interns are encouraged to have an interest in the museum or anthropology fields and should be open to working with and learning from different members of our staff.

Interns should expect to work between 8 and 15 hours per week on projects involving the Development Department. Schedules may vary, though a commitment of regular days and hours per week is desired. This position is considered part time and will run for the equivalent of one semester. Start and end dates are flexible, as are the daily start and end times.

Application Process:

Please submit a letter of interest and resume via email, with “Development Intern” (students only) or “Development Volunteer” (all other applicants) and your name in the subject line to Brittany Handler, Volunteer Programs Lead, at  The letter of interest should address how your skills and experience meet the position’s requirements, the skills you hope to learn from the internship, future career plans, and days/times of availability. Please note that if you are interested in multiple internships or volunteer opportunities, you must submit a separate application for each.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. No phone calls or drop-by inquiries, please.