West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance / Paul Robeson House Museum

The West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance/Paul Robeson House & Museum (WPCA/Paul Robeson House) is a non-profit organization established in 1984 located in the West Philadelphia area of the city. WPCA serves as the arts council and a community advocate for artists. The Paul Robeson House Museum (PRHM) expands WPCA’s mission by promoting the interest of its multicultural residents, through the arts to promote social change and economic development. The mission of the museum is to heighten awareness of the life, legacy, and philosophy of Paul Robeson. We promote our mission thought several avenues, community engagement, special events, cultural programming, and educational development centered around multicultural interaction.

Interning at The West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance/Paul Robeson House Museum

The internship provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop skills and exercise leadership critical to their academic career and to explore areas such as museum/historic site management; curatorial practice; research and writing for popular and professional audiences; and community engagement.

Responsibilities include:

  • Museum tours
  • Confirming and taking museum reservations
  • Community-based activities
  • Research & development for future programs
  • Program or exhibit design
  • Special events planning and development
  • Historical data entry
  • Marketing through social media
  • Creative design


  • Interest in being involved with community activities
  • The ability to converse with different ethnicities
  • Detailed oriented
  • Write well for general audiences
  • Able to productively engage with the public and follow through on projects while working independently