Alfred Appel, Jr. Education Internship

Spring 2019: Family Programs

The Delaware Art Museum’s Appel Education Internship is a Winter/Spring 2019 internship intended for juniors or seniors, graduates, or graduate students interested in a career in museum education, art, education, or early childhood learning. This internship honors the memory of Alfred Appel, Jr., professor emeritus of English at Northwestern University where he taught for more than 30 years.

During this internship, the successful candidate will:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Museum’s full range of family programs
  • Gain experience engaging early learners in a museum setting by assisting with Art

Museum Babies and Glory of Stories programs for 0-2 and 2-6 year olds, respectively

  • Write 2 lesson plans for Glory of Stories that support the goals of the program
  • Observe and evaluate the Museum’s new Family Second Sundays programming model
  • Assist with weekly art activity preparation.

Ideal candidates will have strong organizational, customer service, communication, and project- management skills, and be able to work in a collaborative environment. Experience working with children (1 year+) desired, but this could be in an informal or formal setting. Creativity and a sense of fun desired.

Local candidates are highly desirable and encouraged to apply as this internship may lead to future opportunities assisting the Learning & Engagement Department on a contracted basis.

The intern must have reliable transportation to the Art Museum, located at 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington.


  • 10 weeks, start and end dates flexible
  • 12 business hours per week, schedule flexible; Friday mornings preferred.
  • In addition, full-day participation on Family Second Sundays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.:
    • Sunday, March 12
    • Sunday, April 14
    • Sunday, May 12 or June 9

Receiving the Internship:

A stipend of $1250 is available for the internship.  Dates and schedule will be coordinated with the successful candidate.

To Apply:

For consideration, please email a cover letter, resume, and one letter of recommendation from a professional or academic reference that speaks to your ability to succeed in this internship, as an MS Word or PDF attachment to Amelia Wiggins, Manager of Gallery Learning & Interpretation at the Delaware Art Museum, by December 3, 2018.

Candidates with qualifications that fit the needs of the Learning & Engagement Department will be contacted.