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Internships in Museums

Internships in Museum provides an exciting and challenging opportunity to work with museum educators, exhibits staff, curators, and volunteers in a mid-sized museum of natural history, anthropology, and art. The Museum’s internship program provides an environment for qualified candidates to learn about the Museum operations. Included are hands-on projects and opportunities to work with Museum professionals to learn about their roles, responsibilities, and backgrounds. Internship opportunities at the Museum are available seasonally in the fall, spring, and summer in a broad range of disciplines. Internships are open to undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates. Some institutions and universities like Harvard University, Penn state University, Guggenheim Museum, National Gallery of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Fine Arts etc. provide internships in museum. Internships are offered in different countries like UK, Australia, Japan or USA etc. Let’s have detailed information about the grants with the help of the links following the internship information.

Internship Program: Eton College Natural History Museum Internship
Employer: Eton College Natural History Museum
Brief Internship Description:
The principal responsibility of the internship post holder is to assist the Curator in fulfilling his duties and responsibilities and to deputise for him when asked to do so. It will require some flexibility in terms of working hours because of the timing of events and the need to fit in with hours in term time…Read Full Details

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Internship Program: Museum Internship Program 
Employer: Milwaukee Art Museum
Brief Internship Description:
The Milwaukee Art Museum invites Milwaukee-area teens interested in the arts and education to apply for a paid five-week internship. Fifteen teens will be chosen to work in the Education department at the Museum…Read Full Details

Internship Program: Arts and Museum Internship
Employer: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Brief Internship Description:
The internship program is to offer practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts and museum fields. Interns gain a general knowledge and broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum as well as specific skills related to a particular department’s activities…Read Full Details

Internship Program: Museum Internships
Employer: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Brief Internship Description:
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum offers excellent internship opportunities to eligible college or graduate school students. Internships are offered in the areas Digital Media , Education , Exhibitions , Marketing / Communications , Library and Archives , Museum Collections , Curatorial , Development , Legal , Human Resources , Membership…Read Full Details

Internship Program: Internship in Museum Education
Employer: Monticello College Foundation
Brief Internship Description:
The Monticello College Foundation Internship in Museum Education at the Illinois State Museum provides an exciting and challenging opportunity to work with museum educators, exhibits staff, curators, and volunteers in a mid-sized museum of natural history, anthropology, and art …Read Full Details

Internship Program: Internship Program in Museum
Employer: The National Museum of American History
Brief Internship Description: The National Museum of American History internship program allows a diverse group of people with innumerable interests, strengths, and goals to encounter an educational environment where they can work with and learn from professionals and scholars in related areas of concentration. The Museum offers interns of different backgrounds incredible opportunities in a variety of fields…Read Full Details

Internship Program: Museum Internship for Fall and Spring
Employer: Museum of Modern Art  (MoMA) curators and educators
Brief Internship Description:
Fall and spring internships require a minimum commitment of two days per week, one of which must be Tuesday. These internships are offered during the school year, coinciding with the fall and spring semesters…Read Full Details

Internship Program: Internships in the Museum Profession
Employer: National Gallery of Art, USA
Brief Internship Description:
National Gallery of Art provide institutional training to students interested in pursuing a museum career. Working closely with professional staff at the Gallery, interns participate in the ongoing work of a department, complete a project or a discrete portion of a larger project, and attend a weekly seminar that introduces the staff, departments, programs, and functions of the Gallery…Read Full Details

Internship Program: Museum Internship Program
Employer: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Brief Internship Description:
The Museum’s internship program provides an environment for qualified candidates to learn about the Holocaust and about Museum operations. Included are hands-on projects and opportunities to work with Holocaust scholars and Museum professionals to learn about their roles, responsibilities, and backgrounds…Read Full Details

Internship Program: Summer Internships
Employer: The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
Brief Internship Description:
The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library are pleased to offer summer internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in careers in art museums and libraries…Read Full Details

Internship Program: Summer and Academic Year Internships
Employer: The Whitney Museum of American Art
Brief Internship Description: The Whitney Museum of American Art offers both academic year and summer internship programs for university students. Internships are geared toward college juniors, seniors, and graduate students (no freshmen) who gain first-hand experience about how a museum functions…Read Full Details

Internship Program: Museum Education Internship Program
Employer: Brooklyn Museum
Brief Internship Description:
The Museum offers ten-month paid internships (September through June) for college graduates interested in teaching diverse audiences. Intern Educators receive intensive training in museum-education philosophy and practice from Museum staff members who monitor, observe, and guide their professional development…Read Full Details

Internship Program: MFA Internships
Employer: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Brief Internship Description:
Internship opportunities at the Museum are available seasonally in the fall, spring, and summer in a broad range of disciplines including curatorial, development, public relations, publications, intellectual property, museum education, retail operations, information technology, and human resources. All internships are unpaid…Read Full Details

Internship Program: Peabody Summer Internship
Employer: Peabody Museum at Harvard University
Brief Internship Description:
The Peabody Museum and the Harvard University Native American Program invite applications for the summer internships at the Peabody Museum for undergraduate (or recent graduates) and graduate students. The internships are designed to offer experience in museum activities such as curatorial research, collections management, archives, museum education, public programming, publications and/or conservation…Read Full Details

Internship Program: Internship at National Building Museum
Employer: National Building Museum
Brief Internship Description: Internships are open to both undergraduate and graduate students, unless otherwise noted. Applicants should have a strong interest in the subject areas covered by the National Building Museum’s mission and in museum work in general. National Building Museum interns have the opportunity to work closely with museum professionals on a variety of projects…Read Full Details

Internship Program: Internship in various Museum divisions
Employer: Walters Art Museum
Brief Internship Description:
The Walters Art Museum is pleased to offer opportunities for qualified candidates to intern in various museum divisions throughout the year. Based on a system of supervised learning, the internships enable interns to understand how a museum operates and how to relate this experience to academic and professional goals…Read Full Details

Internship Program: Museum Service Council (MSC) Internship
Employer: LACMA
Brief Internship Description: This position will give the intern an inside look at managing an expansive volunteer program at a large museum, and the opportunity to be mentored in this field. Part of the time spent in this position will provide the intern with ample opportunity to learn about art through scheduled public and private tours of the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions, and private curatorial presentations to the council…Read Full Details

Internship Program: Bowers Internship Program
Employer: Bowers Museum
Brief Internship Description:
Bowers Museum Internship Program is to collaborate with talented students from our neighboring colleges and universities to provide an invaluable hands-on complement to their academic experience. The Bowers Museum offers an array of internship opportunities for students of all disciplines. Internships are open to undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates…Read Full Details

Internship Program: Annie Gooding Sykes Internship
Employer: Palmer Museum of Art, Pennstate University
Brief Internship Description:
The Annie Gooding Sykes Internship is a 12-week internship offered during the summer. Interns work with museum staff on a variety of curatorial projects, with a particular focus on American works on paper…Read Full Details

Internship Program: Palmer Museum Internship
Employer: Palmer Museum of Art, Pennstate University
Brief Internship Description:
The museum is able to offer summer internships with a small stipend (when funding is available). Interns work with museum staff on a variety of projects as needed. Students who have completed the Art 409/Art H 409: Museum Studies course are preferred…Read Full Details