Research Opportunities

Special Events Internship with the National Museum of American History

Posted: September 12, 2019

The Office of Special Events at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is currently accepting applications for their Spring 2020 internship! Additional information on the internship including qualifications, responsibilities, and learning objectives can be found here. Information on Special Events at the National Museum of American history can be found here.

Step-by-step instructions on how to apply can be found here. Be sure to list Special Events as your project choice! Applications are due Monday, September 30th at 2:00pm.

They will provide a stipend of $325 per week in addition to a one-time $500 stipend to help offset travel and transportation expenses.

BMA Summer 2019 Internship

Posted: March 29, 2019

The Baltimore Museum of Art is currently accepting applications for a Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Curatorial Intern.

Baltimore Clayworks Internships (Short-term and Long-term)

Posted: February 28, 2019

Baltimore Clayworks offers a variety of internship opportunities. Along with the great experience gained through an internship at Baltimore Clayworks, interns may enroll in one adult class free of charge through our Mt. Washington education program. Interns must receive approval from his/her supervisor and Education Coordinator before qualifying for a complimentary class. When you would like to take a class, submit a registration form to Education Coordinator with a signature of the supervisor prior to the class start date.

Long-term Internship (6-12 months)

Studio Intern

This is a great opportunity for students who just completed undergraduate studies in Ceramics or Sculpture.  A Studio Intern will work approximately 15-30 hours per week with Education Coordinator and Facility Manager on classroom maintenance, glaze mixing, kiln firing, and some administrative staff for various projects such as creating organizational gifts for donors, special events, exhibitions, and other studio-oriented assignments.  In exchange of the service, the intern will have an access to the studio and its shared work space and storage shelves. The intern will be surrounded by resident artists and instructors on a regular basis, and it is up to him/her to connect with and learn from them during the duration of the service. (Please apply with a portfolio of your current work.)

Education Intern

This is a great opportunity for Studio Art, Art Education, Elementary Education, and Child Development majors interested in children and clay. The Education intern will assist the Education Coordinator with educational programming and basic classroom upkeep including cleaning and organizing.  Interns will also have the opportunity to support our popular Children’s Summer Camp. Duties will include supervising students inside and outside of the classroom during the camp hours, helping to foster student’s creativities, providing technical assistant to teachers in the classroom, and helping to promote healthy working environment for students.

Short-term Internship (2-6 months)

Fall/Spring Semester and Summer Intern

Interns will be assigned to various tasks under a supervisor in development, marketing, graphic design, special events, exhibition, gallery, education, community arts, or facility management. Assignment and hours to be determined by interns interest and organization’s need.

If you need to arrange school credit for an internship, please contact your academic advisor and career services at your school and they can give you the paperwork and requirements for credit (if applicable).  If you need Clayworks to fill out any forms or documents, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Special Internship (to be arranged)

Some institutions offer very short-term intensive periods of internship time for students (i.e. daily for one month.)  If your school has this arrangement, we can discuss the possible assignments to a special project. Please call to arrange an interview.

Application form (to download and complete)

BCW Internship Application

While we are always looking for Studio Interns, at the moment we are also in need of a Graphic Design intern and an Exhibitions intern.

Graphic Design Intern Information

HOUR’s new NOVA Undergrad Team Competition program

Posted: February 11, 2019

NOVA is the new HOUR program designed for groups or teams of two or more Hopkins undergrads, in any field, who are working together on a research or project. HOUR will be awarding three teams with research grants of up to $6,000 to pursue their project over the year following the award! Contact Tracy Smith, HOUR director, at with any questions.

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Multiple Internship Opportunities

Posted: February 4, 2019

For more information about each internship opportunity, please click on the links.

Summer 2019 Internships (Paid and Volunteer)
Internship at the Asheville Art Museum – North Carolina
Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019
Summer 2019

Education-Connections Intern (Paid)
Internship at the Ashville Art Museum – North Carolina
Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019
Summer 2019

2019 Intern Artist at Franconia Sculpture Park
Franconia Sculpture Park – Minnesota
Deadline: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Summer Internship for Undergraduates in Conservation (Paid)
Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art – Washington D.C.
Deadline: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Summer 2019

Arts Administration Internship (Paid)
Appraisers Association of America – New York
Deadline: Monday, July 1, 2019
Spring/Summer 2019

CAA Resources for Academic Museum Professionals Intern

Posted: August 20, 2018

CAA (formerly the College Art Association)
50 Broadway, 21st Floor

New York, NY 10004

Date posted: August 20, 2018

Position Title: Resources for Academic Art Museum Professionals (RAAMP) Project Intern

Supervisor: Grants and Special Programs Manager, CAA—Advancing Art & Design

This is a paid, part-time position, non-benefited, with a schedule of twenty hours per week for an initial period of up to three months with the possibility of extension for the right candidate. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Founded in 1911, the College Art Association (CAA) is the preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts, promoting the field through intellectual engagement, advocacy, programs, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners.  CAA has more than 9,000 members worldwide. The majority of members are curators, art historians, scholars, visual artists, and designers.  Each year, CAA offers an Annual Conference, publishes two scholarly journals and offers a variety of other programs. For a complete description of programs and offerings, visit

The Resources for Academic Art Museum Professionals (RAAMP) website is a project of CAA supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  Designed by committee members and museum leaders, it offers materials for practicing museum educators at college and university art museums (CUAMs) on practical and content-related guidelines.

CAA seeks a proactive and engaged art museum professional to join the staff as the RAAMP Project Intern. The internship will provide an aspiring museum professional with the opportunity to liaise with a number of prominent CUAMs nationwide, as well as to learn a range of resources pertaining to different aspects of museum study.  Ideally, the intern will be familiar with academic art museums and enthusiastic about engaging with professionals from these institutions.

The Intern will assist with the daily administrative tasks of the project, including: corresponding with stakeholder museums and organizations; identifying published and community resources; archiving materials in the CORE repository on Humanities Commons; coordinate “Coffee Gatherings,” video practica, and other programming; liaise with project designer; and other administrative tasks as needed.


  • Assist the project manager with correspondence with stakeholders
  • Conduct research to obtain materials relevant to academic art museum practices
  • Contact institutions and solicit materials for the repository
  • Coordinate schedules
  • Monitor and compile analytics on website performance
  • Compile and visualize data relating to academic art museums
  • Assist project manager in designing and conducting surveys for evaluation
  • Inventory existing surveys and responses
  • Disseminate new surveys for data collection
  • Other administrative duties as determined by the project manager, director of programs and publications, and/or executive director


  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in art history or a related discipline and 2–3 years’ experience with museums, libraries, special collections, or digital collections.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative on new projects.
  • Clear and articulate communication style in speech and writing.
  • Initiative to take on new projects and ability to carry them out.
  • Commitment to the full three-month term of the internship.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of references to Aakash Suchak, grants and special programs manager, via email (with “RAAMP Intern” and applicant’s last name in subject line) at  No telephone inquiries will be accepted.  Applications accepted until position is filled. Please include the names and contact information for two to three references who can speak to your qualifications and ability to perform the tasks requested.

CAA is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, or political affiliation.

Museum-Related Internships in Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia, and New York

Posted: August 7, 2018

The Program in Museums and Society has worked with the Career Center to make available through Handshake a list of more than 100 museum-related internships in Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia, and New York. The list contains summer and semester-long internships, both paid and unpaid. Museums and society students have interned at the Smithsonian, Baltimore Museum of Art, Jewish Museum of Maryland, Sotheby’s, and many more places. The program also sponsors regular internship and career workshops hosted by the Career Center, but students are responsible for seeking out and securing such opportunities on their own.

Internships Reserved for Hopkins Students

Posted: August 6, 2018

Four internships are reserved for students from Johns Hopkins University: