Volunteer or Intern at the Museum

We welcome volunteers and interns and offers many opportunities to both students and adults in a variety of scientific and technical disciplines. 

Interns and volunteers are expected to maintain a consistent work schedule and to complete project assignments with minimum supervision. The Museum values intern and volunteer commitments and treats such commitments as suitable work resume experience. The Museum accepts college students (undergraduates and graduate students), adults in the workforce, seniors, and professionals looking to help the Mütter Museum. 


Volunteer at your favorite Museum! 

Do you love the Mütter? Do you have a passion for medical history and public health education? Do you enjoy botany and medicinal plants? If you answered, “Yes,” consider becoming a Mütter Museum docent.

We're accepting applications for Museum and Garden docents. Our team of Museum docents help enhance visitors’ experience and share information about our collections with the public. Our Garden docents help care for and maintain the Rush Garden and provide presentations to Museum visitors about the garden

While docents are unpaid, they receive a host of benefits, including: 
• Free admission to the Mütter Museum
• Free Mütter Museum membership
• A free Mütter Museum t-shirt
• 6 Mütter Museum passes
• Discounts in the Mütter Museum Store
• Invitations to special events

People interested in becoming a Museum docent can send a resume and cover letter to Marcy Engleman, Senior Museum Educator (use the subject line “Mütter Docent Application”) Those interested in becoming Garden docents can send a resume and cover letter to Jacqui Bowman, PhD, Co-Director of Living Exhibits (use the subject line “Garden Docent Application”). 


The Mütter Museum invites students and adults to volunteer and intern with its staff in working with our unique historical medical collections. We look for individuals who have an interest in medicine, science, and technology. Museum interns and volunteers assist with exhibit development, collections management, conservation, record keeping, collections housekeeping, collections environmental monitoring and computerization/digitization of collections.

  • Internship positions are currently filled. Check back later for more opportunities.


The Mütter Research Institute is the research arm of the Mütter Museum. It partners with other institutions with the goal of utilizing medical collections to conduct research relevant to 21st-century human health.

  • Internship positions are currently filled. Check back later for more opportunities.


The Center for Education develops and implements programming that uses the many resources of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Mütter Museum to educate and inform health professionals and the public. Our current programs include after-school and summer activities for high school students, group visits to the Mütter Museum for adults and students, and a variety of adult learning and arts activities.

  • Internship positions are currently filled. Check back later for more opportunities.


The Historical Medical Library is also looking for interns and volunteers to work with staff to assist with various projects. Projects may include archival processing, research, collections digitization, or creation of web pages. The Library seeks graduate students and adults with previous library or archival experience. Library interns and volunteers are accepted on a rolling basis.

  • Internship positions are currently filled. Check back later for more opportunities.

To Apply

Prospective volunteers and interns must fill out the Volunteer Form in full and email the completed form along with a resume/CV and writing sample to Our pledge is to respond to every application even if it is not possible to accept every applicant into a volunteer or internship assignment. 


The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and Mütter Museum is made up of over forty full and part-time employees. Want to join us? Check this page for current job openings.

The Mütter Museum helps the public appreciate the mysteries and beauty of the human body while understanding the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease.

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  • Philadelphia, PA 19103
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  • 10am–5pm
  • We are closed on Thanksgiving, December 24, December 25 and January 1