Giving & Community Relations Intern

  • 10 Mar 2020 1:41 PM
    Message # 8819361


    The Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses (HGGHH) is a nationally accredited museum with two historic houses in the French Quarter. Both the Hermann-Grima House (built 1831) and Gallier House (built 1859) are involved in ongoing preservation, curation, educational programs, and community involvement. The museum is run by a senior staff and is overseen by an all-female board of managers, The Woman’s Exchange Board.

    HGGHH offers college and graduate students the opportunity to gain valuable experience while working closely with museum professionals. HGGHH staff will work closely with interns to provide a positive and educational experience. Interns should expect that each position will include different projects, some of which may be administrative. Successful candidates are self-motivated and can work in structured and unstructured environments.

    Internship Opportunities

    HGGHH offers unpaid internship opportunities that are subject to departmental need, which will cause opportunities to vary by semester. Internships generally require a 100-hour commitment. Ideally interns will commit to working approximately 7 hours per week over a 14-week period. An intern’s exact schedule can be decided between the intern and their supervisor. Interns are encouraged to arrange for credit through their college or university. HGGHH will assist in a reasonable manner to help interns receive credit.


    Priority will be given to graduate students and undergraduate juniors and seniors who have an academic focus that corresponds with available positions. Internship positions require a minimum GPA of 2.75. Placements will also be determined according to applicants’ work experience, academic background, personal and professional interests, and future career goals.

    Internship Application Priority Deadlines:

    Summer 2020: April 3, 2020

    Fall 2020: July 17, 2020

    Spring 2021: November 20, 2020

    The following items must be submitted for applicants to be considered:

    • Cover letter

    • Resume

    • Most recent transcript

    • 2 letters of recommendation

    • A writing sample is required for certain internships

    Applicants will not be considered until all documents have been received.

    Documents and inquiries should be forwarded to:


    Place in the Subject line which Internship Opportunity you are applying for.

    Giving and Community Relations Intern

    Giving and Community Relations works to expand the outreach of HGGHH through events, fundraising, awareness, and community interaction. 

    Hands-on experience includes:

    • Assisting with the preparation and distribution of the social media content calendar, e-newsletters, press releases, and general marketing materials.

    • Assist with event listings, updates to the website, content creation, and other communications efforts.

    • Managing the donor database.

    • Coordinating event planning and logistics.

    • Assisting in the development and execution of membership drives and member outreach.

    • Assisting with the writing of grant applications and monitoring and reporting on the status of outstanding grants

    • Researching and developing innovative promotional ideas and events.