Political Internships

NEMO organises Political Internships in Museums to provide EU policy makers with a better understanding of museum work. We want to convince politicians that museums have an imperative value for society.  

The internship in short

  • Politicians are introduced to different areas of the museums’ work.
  • Each internship is tailored according to the politician’s field and interest. 
  • Hands on teamwork is the basis: handling objects, sending them on loan, guiding school children.

Previous political internships

Previous political interns have gone on to achieve great things. Here are some examples:

Who? Sabine Verheyen, Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT)

When? 5 April 2024

Where? Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum in Aachen, Germany

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Who? Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth.

When? 2 October 2020

Where? Muzeiko in Sofia, Bulgaria

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Who? Luca Jahier, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) 

When? 24 May 2019

Where?  Royal Museums in Turin, Italy

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Who? Julie Ward, former MEP and member of the CULT committee

When? 25 May 2018

Where?  Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, Netherlands

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NEMO Political Internships in the press

Develop your own internship programme! 

NEMO encourages museums and museum organisations across Europe to create their own internship programme. 
Have a look at our manual or FAQs. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch!