Internship Partners

Los Altos History Museum

lahm logoLocated on the San Francisco peninsula, this museum complex includes two main buildings – one a historic 1905 house, the other a modern three-story museum. The museum has three changing history exhibits a year, and several permanent history exhibits on display. The museum is blessed with a strong and active volunteer network, and programs many lectures, events and special events throughout the year. The annual operating budget of over $400,000 is funded by individual donations, special events, grants, bequests, membership, an active rental events program and gift store. The Los Altos History Museum offers HMS interns the chance to work with collections, prepare and lead tours and exhibits, and develop a new downloadable smart phone “local history” application, among other internship duties.

Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA)

MACLA logoFounded in 1989 as the result of a broad community mobilization in the city of San José and nationwide, on behalf of multicultural arts, MACLA has evolved into a well-respected arts organization known for its commitment to artistic excellence and civic dialogue.

Located in downtown San José, MACLA produces about 50 programs a year, with more than 30,000 people participating. MACLA is an inclusive contemporary arts space grounded in the Chicano/Latino experience that incubates new visual, literary and performance art in order to engage people in civic dialogue and community transformation. HMS interns will get hands-on experience in their field of interest while helping to support staff and current projects at MACLA. HMS interns will get experience in marketing, administrative support, curatorial work, exhibits and programming, and performance and literary arts campaigns, projects and events.


Opera San José

OSJ logoOpera San José is a professional, regional opera company founded in 1984. With a resident company of principal artists, Opera San José specializes in showcasing the finest young professional singers in the nation. In addition to mainstage performances, Opera San José conducts extensive educational programs in schools and in the community at large, and offers preview lectures and Introduction to Opera talks for all mainstage productions.

Opera San José is seeking a multi-tasker with excellent communication skills for our K-12 outreach program. The artistic operations intern should be able to assist the Artistic Operations and Outreach Manager as well as the Artistic Administrator by handling general office duties, maintaining and creating data bases, customer service, and casting projects.

San José Museum of Quilts and Textiles

sjmt logoThe San José Museum of Quilts and Textiles promotes and celebrates the art, creators, craft and history of quilts and textiles. The museum is the nexus for fiber artists, art lovers, collectors, quilters and crafters who share a passion for fiber art and a deep commitment to its preservation and evolution. HMS internships include opportunities to work in the collections department by cataloguing objects, learning about preventative conservation, preparing objects for exhibition and more! Interns can also work on special projects such as loan agreement inventory, public programs, organizing artist submissions and exhibit set-up.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

theatreworks logoTheatreWorks is one of America’s outstanding professional theatres. Our work celebrates the human spirit through innovative productions, new works and educational programs inspired by and engaging our diverse Silicon Valley community.

The TheatreWorks Education Department boasts dynamic in-school and community programming. Opportunities include in-school residencies with teaching artists, student matiness, elementary school touring assemblies, spring and summer camps, work in local hospitals and training of camp staff and teaching artists. Join us in the implementation and growth of our programming. All roles involve active work and administrative tasks.

Treasure Island History Museum

The board of directors of the Treasure Island Museum, in collaboration with the Treasure Island Development Authority, are creating a state-of-the-art museum, located in the landmark Building One, to tell the stories behind Treasure Island’s history. The board is committed to securing $8 million for this project and the timeline is concurrent with the overall redevelopment of Treasure Island. The museum will be the cornerstone of San Francisco’s newest neighborhood – Treasure Island.


Falk Cammin
Humanities Mellon Scholars Program Director


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