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Volunteers

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 DOCENTS IN THE MÜTTER MUSEUM 

The Mütter Museum offers opportunities to train as a Museum Docent to support our educational and public programs. Our docents lead tours of the museum, interact with visitors, and help with our special events. This is a unique opportunity to become familiar with the collection in a special way, by interpreting it and presenting it to the public. This is a volunteer position with flexible hours, year-round.

Benefits include free museum admission, discounts in the Museum Store, and invitations to special events.

MÜTTER MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS & INTERNS 

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.

MÜTTER RESEARCH INSTITUTE INTERNS 

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.

  • Please note that Spring 2018 internship positions have been filled. Check back this Summer for opportunities for the Fall semester.

LIBRARY INTERNS 

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.

  • Please note that Spring 2018 internship positions have been filled. Check back this Summer for opportunities for the Fall semester.

To Apply

Prospective volunteers and interns must fill out the Volunteer Form in full and email the completed form to volunteer@collegeofphysicians.org. Our pledge is to respond to every application even if it is not possible to accept every applicant into a volunteers or internship assignment. 

WORKING WITH US

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.

  • 19 S 22nd Street
  • Philadelphia, PA 19103
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  • Monday through Sunday
  • 10am–5pm
  • We are closed on Thanksgiving, December 24, December 25 and January 1