Internships and Research

  • 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 –

  • Pre-Program Conservation Internship at The Walters Art Museum

    Posted: October 22, 2019

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    The Walters Art Museum, located in the historic Mount Vernon district in Baltimore, offers challenging and creative work opportunities by promoting collaboration and teamwork. Our mission is to bring art and people together for enjoyment, discovery, and learning. We promote and model a culture that celebrates the diversity and inclusion of all our staff, visitors, and members.

    We are currently seeking a student or recent graduate to join our Conservation team as an pre-program intern this 2020 spring semester (beginning January 2020).

    The goal of the WAM pre-program internship is to provide a training opportunity for students with an interest in conservation. The position provides close mentoring by WAM conservation staff affording a chance to gain experience in a museum setting. The internship offers an opportunity to introduce the many parameters of the profession of conservation working with objects, paintings, works on paper and manuscripts; including hands-on practical work, art historical research, preventive maintenance, and scientific study.

    Under the supervision of the conservators and related staff, the intern will participate in the following activities related to the WAM permanent collection:

    • Gain exposure with assessing condition and documenting artworks
    • Gain exposure with examination of works with non-destructive analytical techniques
    • Gain a general understanding of treatment materials and techniques and assist with development of treatment protocols
    • Gain knowledge through selected readings and discussion
    • Participate in routine preventive conservation
    • Gain exposure with minor treatments to build a portfolio
    • Participate in daily activities of the Conservation Department


    • Our ideal candidate is enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, an undergraduate academic program for Art, Art History or Science, and has an interest in conservation.
    • Proven hand skills and attention to detail are required.
    • Must be available 2 days per week (either Monday or Tuesday and one other weekday).
    • The position is 12 hours per week for 16 weeks.
    • The internship includes a $3,000 stipend.
  • BMA Summer 2019 Internship

    Posted: March 29, 2019

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    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

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    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


  • 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