Internships and Research

  • Spring 2022 Internships at the BMA

    Posted: December 15, 2021

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    The Baltimore Museum of Art is offering the following Spring 2022 internships:

    • American Painting & Sculpture Internship. Our American Painting and Sculpture team is seeking an Intern to assist with the foundational research for a larger project focused on the histories of trade and labor in historical African American and African diasporic communities. The Intern will compile histories of museum period rooms and create surveys that will inform BMA research and practice
    • Conservation & Contemporary Internship. Our Conservation Department, in conjunction with our Contemporary Curatorial team, is seeking an Intern to assist with The Artist Interview Project. The purpose of this project is to bring the artist’s voice into the process/ intent behind their work to better inform conservators and curators how to care for and properly exhibit their work for future generations. The Intern will be working specifically on the transcription and proofing of previously conducted artist interviews. The Intern will also develop a transcription protocol for the project. 
    • Library & Archives Internship. Our Library & Archives department is seeking an Intern to assist with reference, circulation and cataloguing services. The Intern will gain experience working on library and archival research requests and be given insight into the day-to-day operations of circulation services including paging resources, checking-in and discharging materials. Projects will include copy cataloguing and enriching library MARC records.  
    • Advancement Internship. Our Advancement team is seeking an Intern to assist with all aspects of Membership fulfillment. This work includes creating new records, database maintenance, and event support.  The Intern will gain experience in multiple databases and organizational systems and be given insight into the day-to-day operations of museum fundraising. They will also compile a comprehensive history of Trustee planned giving.  
    • Mellon Initiative Internship. Our Education team is seeking an Intern to assist with the foundational research for our Mellon Initiative Project. The Intern will assist with facilitating conversations between the BMA and Baltimore community members, leaders, and artists. The Intern will take the information exchanged during these sessions and create qualitative data that will inform the next phase of the initiative.
    • Marketing & Experience Internship. Our Marketing & Experience team is seeking an Intern to assist with web content and development of various online platforms. The Intern will gain experience working on a newly designed website, social media accounts, and be given insight into the day-to-day operations of virtual marketing and communications. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning how to market various experiences such as events, exhibitions, and programs.
    • Rentals & Events Internship. Our Rentals & Events team is seeking an intern to build an online presence for the BMA’s Weddings and Events sites through Facebook and Instagram, creating branding and awareness. The Intern will gain experience working with external partners to promote an inclusive program as well as hone customer service and event management skills.  
    • Finance Department Internship. The BMA’s Finance Department is seeking an Intern to assist with implementing new technology systems that will create better workflows and automation of financial structures throughout the organization. The Intern will also work on documenting Finance policies and procedures as we update our protocols. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in non-profit management and administration. 
  • Internships at Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

    Posted: November 4, 2021

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    Tudor Place Historic House and Garden is offering paid internships in archival, curatorial, collections, horticulture, and education positions. Check out their website for more information and how to apply.

  • Krieger Undergraduate Research Awards and Events

    Posted: September 22, 2021

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    Humanities Research Clusters

    The most exciting topics in the humanities don’t always fit neatly into one academic department or discipline. Humanities Research Clusters are a way for students from different specialties to talk about big, multifaceted ideas in a productive and student-led environment. While each cluster will be led by one or more students with a humanities focus, members of the cluster should work from a wide variety of disciplines. The Humanities Research Clusters are open to undergraduates and graduate students. They provide for an open discussion of current topics in evolving and understudied interdisciplinary fields. Each approved research cluster will receive up to $1,000 of annual funding from the university for meetings, materials, and guest speakers. Cluster members will also have access to the Humanities Collaboratory, a new flexible hybrid learning space on campus. Apply Here.

    Research Proposal Workshop

    Learn how to find a research award, write a research proposal, create a budget and find as faculty mentor. Join a virtual orientation and information session on KSAS Undergraduate Research. Sept. 23 from 1:00-2:00PM, Oct. 7 from 4:00-5:00PM or Nov. 10 from 3:00-4:00PM. Please register here

    Applications are now open for the 

    Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

    The 3rd Annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium, will be virtual, March 25-27, 2022.  All Hopkins students have the registration fee waived and can present their research internationally at the symposium and after attending can submit their work for publication in the Journal of proceedings.  With over 15,000 visitors to the journal site and 650 presenters, this is a great way for them to get their research into the world. The application is here.

  • SP22 Special Events Internship at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

    Posted: September 22, 2021

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    The Office of Special Events at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History plans and coordinates over 150 events each year including: exhibition openings, donation ceremonies, staff receptions, donor cultivation events, corporate dinners and receptions, and social events.

    This internship offers an unparalleled opportunity for students interested in event planning and coordinating to delve into the museum environment and gain hands-on skills from a highly esteemed workplace.  Our interns are given a great deal of responsibility and permitted the chance to develop their writing skills, interact with museum officials, work with caterers and vendors, and staff numerous special events.

    Step by step instructions on how to apply can be found here:

    Be sure to choose Special Events as your project choice!

    Applicant must be a junior, senior, or graduate student.

    Spring 2022 Application Deadline: Thursday, September 30th at 12:00 PM EST

    If you have any questions about the internship, please contact Austin Heath, Special Events Coordinator at or 202-633-2727.

  • Hiring Fall Intern – BMA Arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific Islands

    Posted: August 17, 2021

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    AAAPI Curatorial Internship

    The BMA’s Department of the Arts of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Pacific Islands is seeking an Intern to assist with researching exhibitions related to Arctic artistry and women’s textile art in the Pacific region. They will have the opportunity to work within The Museum System (TMS) collections database and assist with reinstalling the AAAPI Galleries which have been temporarily closed due to construction. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in curatorial or research work, particularly of non-western art.


    • Research relevant exhibitions and artistry
    • Catalogue artwork, update object records, and enter notes into TMS
    • Assist with tasks related to the reinstallation of the AAAPI galleries

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Organizational skills
    • Writing/Communication skills
    • Research skills
    • Experience working in a database a plus

    Proposed Schedule

    • This position can be performed as a hybrid structure with some potential onsite work. Ideally, the Intern will work 8 hours onsite and 8 hours remotely (pending BMA policies and guidelines this Fall).
    • This position will meet during the week.


    Please download the Application Instructions to learn how to apply for this position. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us at

    DEADLINE: Sunday, September 19, 2021

  • National Army Museum Fall Internships

    Posted: August 2, 2021

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    The National Museum of the U.S. Army is accepting internship applications for fall 2021!

    Opened in November 2020, the National Army Museum’s mission is to tell the history and traditions of the country’s oldest military service through the eyes of the American Solider. The Museum is located in Fort Belvoir, VA. 

    Internships allow current or recent undergraduate or graduate students the opportunity to gain experience in museum education, historic research, or exhibition research and development. 

    We are currently accepting applications for the following intern positions:

    • Exhibit Research Assistant 
    • Graduate Historic Research Intern
    • Museum Education Intern

    To learn more about available internships as well as see full position descriptions and requirements visit their website.

    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Include the job title for which you are applying in the subject line.


  • Evergreen Museum & Library Student Assistant

    Posted: September 29, 2021

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    Evergreen Museum & Library is housed in a Gilded Age mansion surrounded by 26 acres of gardens and woods. The museum is home to a renowned collection of fine and decorative arts, rare books, and manuscripts assembled by two generations of Baltimore’s civic-minded Garrett family (1878-1952). Though originally constructed in 1858, Evergreen was drastically expanded and altered by the Garretts to accommodate their eclectic collections, and today is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can experience the museum through guided tours that explore the Garretts, their extraordinary collections, and Evergreen’s transformation from a country villa to a hub for contemporary musicians, writers, and artists.

    This job includes opportunities for giving museum tours and helping with special events.

    • Docent shifts (11am/1pm, 12pm/2pm, 3pm) weekday and weekend

    (there are research/clerical work opportunities if no tours are booked)

    • Program support, usually between 5pm and 7pm

    Our ideal candidate is outgoing, shows professionalism, reliability (good attendance), excellent communication skills, and basic computer aptitude.

    JHU students are free to tour the museum Tuesdays through Sundays; please come and see if this is a place you would like to work.

    This is a paid position at $15/hr.

    Please send your resume and hours you are available to Jeannette Marxen at