Five 400-hour internships are available for current postgraduate students at any NZ university or early career professionals in the cultural sector with an interest in learning about and promoting Latin American cultures and language.

The internships will be coordinated by the Museum & Heritage Studies (MHST) programme at Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) in collaboration with Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía (ENCRyM) in Mexico as part of a project funded by the Latin America Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence.

The interns will:

  • be based in Wellington and work together as a team to deliver an exhibition about contemporary Mexican life and culture for New Zealand audiences.
  • work alongside Mexican advisors and professional mentors in exhibition development and delivery.
  • complete the 400 hours between December 2020 and March 2021 and receive a stipend of $6000.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • a completed, or near completed, postgraduate qualification in museum studies or a related field;
  • one or more areas of exhibition development and delivery that interests them and suits their existing skill set, e.g. project management, curatorship, design, interpretation, visitor experience, education/public programming, digital engagement & marketing etc.;
  • strong communication, time management and teamwork skills;
  • a demonstrated interest in and knowledge of Latin American cultures and languages;
  • a commitment to pursuing a career in the New Zealand cultural or creative sectors, with a focus on promoting intercultural partnerships and understanding; and
  • NZ residency/citizenship.

Applications close Friday, October 9, 2020. Please send your CV and cover letter to

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