The Biggs Museum of American Art offers internships in a variety of areas throughout the year. The program provides a professional learning experience for those seeking to pursue a career in the arts and non-profit sectors. The Museum offers both a Curatorial/Education track and a Marketing/Development track. Internships are unpaid but can be structured to fit within requirements for class credit. Interns are provided day-to-day tasks and also work with the Curator of Education to develop a culminating project that centers around the curatorial, educational, marketing, and development of an exhibition, with special emphasis on an area of the intern’s choosing.
Eligible applicants for all internships must be current students or recent graduates with preference given to those students majoring in art history, history, studio art, marketing, business, arts management, and graphic design. Interested students are asked to provide a PDF of their resume and cover letter. Contact information may be requested after an interview, but is not required in the initial application. In your materials, please indicate which program you’re interested in and include your preferred start date in your letter. Materials can be emailed to the Curator of Education, Regina Lynch, at firstname.lastname@example.org .All materials must be received by the following dates.
Internship Terms and Application Deadlines (terms are negotiable):
September through December – July 28th, 2017
February through May – January 5th, 2018
June through August – April 27th, 2018
Examples of Past Intern Projects
- Developing a proposal for an exhibition
- Writing wall text for an proposed exhibition
- Contributions of essays to our online Collection Timeline
- Writing script narratives for videos about the collection
- Producing videos about the collection
- Creation of children’s activities
- Planning and execution of an Instagram campaign
- Designs for flyers, logos, and other promotional materials
- Compiling annotated bibliographies for upcoming exhibitions