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About The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, founded in 1787, is the oldest professional medical organization in the country. Throughout our 225 year history, the College has provided a place for both medical professionals and the general public to learn about medicine as both a science and as an art. This historic spirit continues in our current mission: advancing the cause of health, while upholding the ideals and heritage of medicine.

The College is home to the Mütter Museum and the Historical Medical Library. Our outreach programs include our History of Vaccines website and the Karabots Junior Fellows Program. Our programs reflect our reverence for the past, our commitment to the present, and our vision for the future of medicine and health.

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The College of Physicians welcomes volunteers and offers many opportunities where they may contribute to the College's programs. The following are areas are in need of interns or volunteers:

Volunteer Docents in the Mütter Museum act as tour guides and teach classes to school groups on topics related to the Museum. Volunteers are accepted on a rolling basis.

The Mütter Museum also invites area college students to intern with its staff and unique collections. Museum interns assist in the creation of new exhibits and the management of collection records. The Mütter Museum accepts intern applications for the Fall, Spring and Summer on a semester basis. A maximum of two interns are accepted for the Fall and Spring semesters and one intern for the Summer. Prospective interns must fill out the Volunteer Form in full and submit it to Due to the high volume of applications it is not possible to accept every applicant into the internship program. The Museum accepts college students (undergraduates and graduate students) looking to undertake an internship to fulfill college credit.

The Museum is currently conducting an inventory of the collection and seeks students interested in museum collections management with previous experience in collections, inventory and a familiarity with computer databases.

Additionally, the Museum is seeking volunteers or interns that are comfortable with Apple operating systems and the Adobe Suite for an ongoing scanning/ digitization initiative.

The Historical Library is also looking for interns to work with staff to assist with various projects. Projects may include archival processing, research, or creation of web pages. The Library seeks graduate level students with previous library or archival experience. Library interns are accepted on a rolling basis.

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