Student Opportunities

Special COVID-19 Update

The Program has worked with the Museum Studies Professional Network of the American Alliance of Museums and the New York City Museum Educator’s Roundtable to survey museums about remote internship opportunities. See the spreadsheet of opportunities here. It updates each time someone submits a survey.

Graduate School

The Krieger School’s Advanced Academic Programs offers an online MA in museum studies for professionals in the field.

The Smithsonian maintains a directory of undergraduate and graduate programs in museum studies and related fields, organized by state and country.

Internships and Research

  • Pinkard/Bolton Summer 2020 internship at Homewood Museum

    Posted: February 27, 2020

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    Homewood Museum / March 16, 2020 Deadline

    Established in honor of Anne Merrick Pinkard by lead gifts from Aurelia Garland Bolton and Hershel L. Seder, and support from the France-Merrick Foundation. This internship celebrates the lifelong friendship of these two women, and their shared devotion to Homewood Museum.


    The Pinkard-Bolton Internship Program provides Johns Hopkins undergraduate students with the opportunity to gain significant understanding of the museum profession through work at Homewood Museum, the 1801 residence of Charles and Harriet Carroll and several enslaved families and individuals. A National Historic Landmark, Homewood is the namesake and architectural inspiration for the Homewood campus. One intern will be selected and will receive a stipend of $1,500 (100 hours/8 weeks). Exact dates and schedule will be determined by the director/curator and the intern. Internship timeframe is from late June through early August.


    The 2020 Pinkard/Bolton intern will work on an exhibit project with two Bloomberg Art Interns (BAI) at Homewood Museum during July and early August. BAI interns are high school students interested in careers in the art world. This summer’s internship project, “History of Women at Homewood”, is to research, design, and install a small exhibit interpreting work life of women, free and enslaved, in early 19th century Baltimore.


    All candidates must be enrolled as undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins and must have some relevant coursework in at least one of the following: American art, American architecture, American history, anthropology, material culture, education, Museums & Society Program. Graduating seniors are not eligible the summer after their senior year. This internship is not eligible for academic credit. Information on visiting Homewood Museum may be found online at


    Selection is competitive. Applicants should submit a résumé or curriculum vitae; a letter of application describing interests and relevant experience; and a letter of recommendation from a professor or mentor. All materials must be emailed to Homewood Museum’s director/curator Dr. Julie Rose ( no later than 6 p.m., March 16, 2020.

    QUESTIONS: Interested Johns Hopkins undergraduate students are welcome to contact Dr. Rose by email,

  • France-Merrick Civic Fellowship – Center for Social Concern

    Posted: February 27, 2020

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    Please see this paid opportunity to work as a civic engagement fellow. You can choose an issue or neighborhood to focus on.

    Note that many local museums from the Baltimore Museum of Industry to the Baltimore Museum of Art to our campus museums could be sites of work or potential partners. Consider, for example, arts outposts, disability access in the arts; serving immigrants at the BMI, history / after-school museum-based programs for local schools…..

    CLASS 2021 and 2022 Apply for France-Merrick Civic Fellowship

    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    About the Fellowship  

    The France-Merrick Civic Fellowship is seeking talented applicants for the France-Merrick Civic Fellows program. This fellowship will engage a diverse cohort of six full-time, Homewood undergraduate students (juniors and seniors) to lead efforts in creating a culture of Baltimore-based service and engagement for Hopkins undergraduates. This experiential program will allow Fellows to gain an understanding of civic and community based systemic issues and opportunities.

    During the year-long fellowship, students will:

    • commit to full participation in community service and cohort activities throughout the academic year.
    • receive a $3,500 stipend for living expenses and transportation or project needs during the fellowship.
    • engage with campus and community mentors for personal and professional development.
    • foster an understanding and commitment to social issues, root causes, and systemic challenges.
    • create and implement a community and civic engagement plan for the fellowship year, and their future commitment to the communities they call home.
    • commit to at least 10 hours of engagement weekly, including service, reflection, and professional development.

    During this program, students will:

    1. be guided through the process of planning and implementing their plan for success around an issue area or community of focus.
    2. explore the issues of intersectionality within their issue area or community of focus and will craft a plan for a culminating project to take place during the spring semester.
    3. will be encouraged to think critically about their experiences during their community service and create a project to engage their fellow JHU students in a direct service opportunity.
    4. enhance their understanding of community-engaged projects and collaboration with nonprofit and community leaders.
    5. be provided support systems including coaching support from their staff coach, mentoring, content expert training, along with peer cohort support.

    The opportunity to reflect on service, learn related content, and identify other areas of growth in their personal understanding of the issue or neighborhood of focus will enhance student learning and leadership aptitude. Continue reading below to learn more about the Fellowship and application process and plan to attend an upcoming Information Session, please RSVP here.

  • Director’s Fellowship in Digital Innovation and Technology Services

    Posted: February 27, 2020

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    Ohio’s Cleveland Museum of Art is please to offer a Director’s Fellowship in Digital Innovation and Technology Services! This position offers an exciting and varied way to gain understanding and experience in the innovative use of digital technologies to support and expand a world class museum collection. Fellowship recipients will receive a stipend of $5,000 for a 280-hour internship (June 2–July 31, 2020). Cost of travel and accommodations over the course of the fellowship is the responsibility of the fellow, but a few housing scholarships will be available to students who demonstrate significant financial need. Please see their website for more information regarding the application process.

  • Brooklyn Museum Summer 2020 Internship

    Posted: January 30, 2020

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    Learn from, and work with, experts from all areas of the Brooklyn Museum. As an intern, you’ll be paired with a supervisor and integrated into one of our departments, participating fully in day-to-day workplace activities and projects with the guidance of full-time staff members. In addition to gaining extensive work experience, you’ll have the opportunity to attend seminars that focus on the role of museums in society today, and how they might imagine the future. The Brooklyn Museum Summer Internship is a full-time, paid opportunity. Interns receive $15 per hour, and work 35 hours per week for 10 weeks, from Monday, June 1 through Friday, August 7, 2020. Application deadline: by 11:59 pm on Sunday, February 16, 2020.


  • The Valentine 2020 Summer Internships

    Posted: January 30, 2020

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    The Valentine, Richmond’s history museum, is excited to announce three funded Summer 2020 internship opportunities.

    They are accepting applications from current undergraduate, graduate and recent graduate students for the following internships:

    • Visitor Services/Wickham House Research Intern
      • This intern will work on the ongoing research project intended to support interpretation of the Wickham House.
    • Education and Programming Intern
      • The Valentine’s Controversy/History Intern will assist with planning, organization and development of the museum’s Controversy/History conversation and speaker series.
    • Exhibition Design Intern
      • The intern will work with Valentine curator Meg Hughes and collaborating artist Chaz Barracks to create a brand identity and other graphic design products (text panels and collateral materials) for the exhibition “DONT TOUCH MY HAIR RVA,” which explores the complexity of Black hair as an expression of identity, community and Black joy.

    Applications are open through March 8th.  You can find full descriptions and application procedures here –

    They are also excited to let you know that beginning this summer, all Valentine internships will be paid experiences.  Thanks to generous donors they are able to provide a $1,500 stipend to each student upon completion of their internship. Any questions can be directed to or 804-649-0711.

  • Mt. Cuba Center Guest Experience Internship

    Posted: January 30, 2020

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    Mt. Cuba Center, located in Hockessin, Delaware, is a premier botanical garden focused on native plants and their ecosystems. The intern will assist in the evaluation of on-site interpretation materials and the development and implementation of public programs throughout the year. In addition to working side-by-side with their professional Guest Experience staff, interns participate in educational programs including native plant identification, workshops, and field trips. The intern will complete a project that will be presented to the staff at the end of their internship.

    Application deadline: March 1, 2020.

    Please see their website regarding the application process and more information about the internship.


  • Summer 2020 Internships with Western PA Conservancy – Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit

    Posted: January 30, 2020

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    Are you interested in an exciting, educational summer internship at the Conservancy or Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater? A variety of internship positions are available, including in the areas of invasive plant biology, preservation, collections, landscaping, digital multimedia and education. These full-time internships are paid; Fallingwater interns work onsite and also receive free housing. Students should apply soon!

    Current Internship Opportunities (as of 1/30/2020). Please click on each link to find out about these wonderful opportunities, deadlines, and how to apply!

  • Summer 2020 Hall Curatorial Internship at WAM

    Posted: January 24, 2020

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    The Hall Internship provides undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins University the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of the museum profession and to contribute meaningfully to the work of the Walters Art Museum, one of the finest art museums in the nation.

    Each summer the Walters Art Museum hosts a curatorial intern from Johns Hopkins University. This internship is designed for undergraduates to explore museum careers and gain professional experience. The intern will be assigned to a curator who will be responsible for mentorship, providing research opportunities, and connecting the intern to other members of the staff. In this way, the Hall intern will learn about the operations of the Walters and its work with the Baltimore community.

    Applicants should submit the following to Carla Bennett ( no later than February 28, 2020. See here for more information about this paid internship.

  • Summer 2020 Special Events Internship at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

    Posted: January 16, 2020

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    The Office of Special Event at the Smithsonian Museum of American History is currently accepting applications for their summer 2020 internship! Please see the flyer!

    They are seeking interns available from mid to late May through early August. They provide a stipend of $325 per week for full-time interns in addition to a one-time $500 stipend to offset travel and transportation expenses. Application deadline: February 3, 2020. Apply now.

  • Hugh Hawkins Research Fellowships

    Posted: December 12, 2019

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    The Hugh Hawkins Research Fellowship Program supports undergraduate and graduate students from any school that want to conduct archival research on the rich history of Johns Hopkins University. Fellows will perform in-depth research at the Hamburger University Archives, the Peabody Archives at the Friedheim Library, or the Chesney Medical Archives. Applications for the program are due March 9, 2020.

    An award of $3,500 is given to each recipient, which is intended to be used as a cost-of-living stipend to support fellows to remain in Baltimore during the summer (June-August) of their research fellowship. Each recipient will work closely with a faculty mentor and an archivist mentor over these months. Past projects have focused on specific themes like activism, Jewish life on campus, abortion access in Baltimore City, but also on individuals who have influenced Hopkins’ history like pathologist, Arnold Rich and psychiatrist, Adolf Meyer. Special consideration is given to projects that explore the history of diversity or that propose a final product rooted in digital humanities.

    Fellowship recipients are notified in late March and conduct their research over the summer. You can read more application details on our website –


  • Women’s History Educator Fellowship (Summer 2020)

    Posted: April 3, 2020

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    The National Women’s History Museum is pleased to announce the opening of a
    summer Women’s History Educator Fellowship. This program is open to
    elementary or middle school history or social studies teachers for
    approximately eight weeks during the summer of 2020.

    The Fellow will oversee the National Women’s History Museum’s “For
    Educators, By Educator’s” lesson plan project. “For Educators, By
    Educators” engages social studies teachers from across the nation who are
    eager to help create lesson plans on women’s history in support of the
    Museum. The lesson plans, which correspond to topics from our 2018 “Where
    are the Women?” study of national social study standards on women’s history
    are digitized and made accessible to the public on the Museum’s
    continuously growing compendium of digital learning resources found at

    The Fellow will review submitted lesson plans to ensure that they meet
    Common Core and C3 Framework for Social Studies Standard, are historically
    accurate, and meet the high standards of the Museum’s learning resource

    *This position will work remotely for the duration of the fellowship and
    applicant must have reliable access to internet. Communication between
    Fellow and NWHM Education staff will be conducted via telephone, email and
    video conferencing.*

    Applicants must be available to work part-time (15-20 hours per week) for 8
    weeks, beginning in June 2020 (dates are flexible).

    A $1500 stipend is awarded with this fellowship.

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to with
    the subject line of “Women’s History Educator Fellowship”

    *To be considered for Summer 2020, applications must be submitted by 9am
    EST on Friday, May 22nd.*

  • Public Education Specialist job opening with Historic Annapolis

    Posted: February 7, 2020

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    Historic Annapolis is currently seeking a job applicant to fill their Public Education Specialist position. It’s a tremendous opportunity for a museum professional interested in working on creating public education programs and activities for people of all ages. Please seethe following announcement for the position summary, job responsibilities, application information, and more. Application deadline is February 14, 2020.

  • Student Worker Position available at the Evergreen

    Posted: October 17, 2019

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    Evergreen Museum & Library
    Student Worker Job Description

    Reports to: Natalie Shores, Registrar, University Museums & Collections

    Role: Collections Assistant

    Hours: Flexible, limited to 4 hours per week, preferably on Monday

    Pay: $10.10 – 11.00/hour

    Position Summary: This position is ideal for an individual with a professional interest in museums and/or collections care and management. The position will support the registrar in the care and maintenance of exhibition spaces, and the digital documentation of objects in the collection.


    • Complete object handling and database training
    • Assist with preventive conservation (i.e. cleaning, housing) of select objects and areas as assigned by the registrar
    • Update object metadata (i.e. conservation reports, photographs) in the collection database
    • Assist in additional projects as assigned


    • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
    • Ability to work at heights of 10 feet or more
    • Willingness to learn and apply collection handling and cleaning techniques
    • Ability to use an Epson V550 scanner
    • Must be able to take direction and complete tasks in a thorough and organized manner

    Interested applicants can contact Natalie Shores at