The Allentown Art Museum is seeking a dynamic intern for a Human Resources Internship for Spring 2022.

This individual will focus on:

  • Supporting the HR manager with a range of employee lifecycle transactions including recruitment, new starter setup and onboarding, staff records, data maintenance, and off boarding.
  • Taking the skills you are acquiring in school, related courses and apply them in a professional setting.

This individual will complete the internship with:

Working knowledge and experience in documentation, legal posting/paperwork requirements, recruitment, and onboarding processes.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • New hire setup and onboarding requirements
  • Assist with the production of key employment documents including updating and maintenance of staff records, legal compliance of staff files, and data processing
  • Support recruitment needs including the coordination of job postings and recruitment updates, scheduling phone screens and on-site interviews, planning of recruitment related events
  • Assist administrative reviews of benefits and wellness programs
  • Coordinate wellness and insurance enrollments and communicate with service providers
  • Assist with updating training presentations
  • Provide friendly support for staff on simple policy and procedure questions
  • Support efforts around employee engagement, equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), performance management and retention

Additional Information:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that this internship is hybrid and therefore will occur both at the Museum and remotely. Any physical interactions will strictly adhere to social distancing and hygienic measures as mandated by the Pennsylvania State policy.


  • Experience and/or coursework in communications, business, or human resources in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • Can prioritize effectively and have exceptional organization skills required for our constantly evolving environment
  • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity, creativity, and agility
  • Has strong interpersonal and collaboration skills crucial for team-based working
  • High level of integrity to handle confidential information and situations
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience using a variety of software applications especially Microsoft Office


The Allentown Art Museum is proud to offer stipends to Interns accepted into the Winter/Spring 2022 program. Other benefits include a complimentary Student Membership which gives access to discounts at several local shops and eateries, as well as a discount at the Museum Store.

Stipends are provided at the end of the semester and are dependent upon the completion of the program.

To Apply:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants must supply the following materials to be considered for this position:

  1. Resume and cover letter
  2. Days and times available

All materials should be sent to education@allentown-art-museum.local with the subject line “Human Resource Internship Application.”

State and Federal Clearances as well as a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can begin work with the Allentown Art Museum.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Allentown Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

About Allentown Art Museum:

Founded in 1934 and incorporated in 1939, the Allentown Art Museum (AAM) is the premier public visual arts facility in northeastern PA. The Museum strives to be an inclusive regional resource that uses arts and culture as a catalyst to drive interaction, education, experimentation, and social change by offering exhibitions and programs that inspire, teach, transform, and engage our Valley–one person, one idea at a time. Our vision is to stimulate the active exploration of the arts and provide access, education, and engagement. Our goals include developing innovative programs to ensure that we can listen, respond to, and serve our community effectively. The Museum maintains a collection of 20,000 works of art in a 54,000+ sq. ft. facility, enjoying 60,000-70,000 visitors annually.