Internships provide a means for students to gain professional experience, while also providing value to host sites through their service and expertise. Host sites are local, regional and state-wide institutions ranging from small volunteer-run heritage sites, to large museums, zoos and aquaria.
Museology graduate students complete nearly 10,000 hours of internship work each year and bring with them past work experience in addition to graduate level coursework in collections management, exhibit development, audience research and evaluation, education, program planning, fundraising, and administration.
Do you represent a site that isn't quite ready to host an internship?
Even if you don't think you're ready to host a formal internship, the Museology Internship Fair might still be a nice place to advertise your site, and network with our students and other local museum professionals. Our students often take on unstructured, or project-based internships with sites, so come and chat with them informally. You may find someone who's just the right fit!