Volunteer Program Internship


The Volunteer Program at The Corning Museum of Glass offers members of the community an exciting and enriching way to make a difference and get involved in the community. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities and provide ongoing training and support. Our members represent a diverse group, with volunteers ranging in age from 13 to 93. The Volunteer Program Intern will work closely with the Volunteer Program Supervisor and Volunteer Program Coordinator to create new training and other learning opportunities for the volunteers, to assist with the recruitment and onboarding of new volunteers, and to assist with the Teen Volunteer Summer Program.


  • Research, create, and implement a new training session for volunteers
  • Assist with new volunteer and intern orientation
  • Participate in a selected committee related to human resources (i.e. safety, wellness)
  • Learn about compensation and benefits through interviewing or shadowing current HR professionals 
  • Assist with the facilitation and supervision of the Teen Volunteer Summer Program, including: interviewing, training, and mentoring

Learning/Training Opportunities

  • Gain an understanding of volunteer supervision and recruiting, hiring, and training processes
  • Develop research and presentation skills
  • Experience planning and programming in an institution dedicated to the art, history, science, and technology of glass
  • Take advantage of opportunities for professional development, including staff trainings and interdepartmental meetings
  • Gain experience mentoring teens from the local community


  • Interested in human resource management, volunteer management, or non-profit management
  • Currently enrolled in a program in human resources, education, business, non-profit management, or a related field
  • Energetic, resourceful, and motivated
  • Excellent writing, research, and communication skills
  • Attention to detail and a strong capacity to work independently
  • Available for three months 

Additional Benefits

  • $4,500 stipend to assist with living expenses
  • 25% discount in The Corning Museum of Glass Shops and Café
  • Free admission to the museum for you and your guests
  • We are happy to work with your academic institution to arrange credit, if requested.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should send the following documents to [email protected]:

  • A current resume; 
  • A cover letter explaining your current areas of study and interest in the position; and
  • Two letters of recommendation or contact information (phone and email) for references.

Applications are due March 1 for the summer internship.

The Corning Museum of Glass is an Equal Opportunity Employer.