The Internship Experience

Internships are a cornerstone of the Museology experience. The Museology Program requires that students complete 180 hours of internship work over the course of their two years with us. Some students complete one long Internship while others complete multiple Internships as a way to broaden their experience base within the museum field. Internships allow students to collaborate with experts in the field, gain mentorship by museum practitioners and allow them to create a body of professional work beyond graduate coursework. Students are required to begin fulfilling their internship requirements during their first academic year (between the beginning of fall quarter and the end of summer quarter), and must complete their internship requirements upon graduation (at the end of the Spring quarter of their second year). It is suggested that students do not start their internships before the winter quarter of their first year.

Students are responsible for identifying and securing their own Internships, but Program advisers may assist with making appropriate contacts and offering guidance throughout the process. Some internships are paid opportunities, others are unpaid. In either case, internships are a necessary addition to a student's resume and often play a critical role in obtaining full time employment in the field after graduation.

 

 

 

See what students have to say about their internships

For more information about internships contact museint@uw.edu