Launched in 2018, the initiative NEMO Political Internships in Museums aims to give politicians (and civil servants) a greater understanding of museum work. The objective is to foster museum advocacy and to showcase museums’ social importance to politicians and other stakeholders.
The internship lasts for half a day and politicians will either intern by themselves or together with their staff. Politicians are addressed by NEMO with the offer to intern at one of the museums within the NEMO Network. Each internship is tailored according to the politician’s field and interest. The initiative stretches across Europe and about three to four internships per year are to be carried out.
NEMO has adapted the successful initiative of the Netherlands Museums Association that has been running the scheme with various politicians and political stakeholders on national level. Find out more about the Dutch continuous programme "More than worth it" here.
Past NEMO Political Internships in Museums
Intern: MEP and member of the CULT committee Julie Ward was the first ever intern to take part in the programme. Read more about her experiences at the Bonnefantenmuseum here.
Date: 25 May 2018
Museum: Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, Netherlands