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Internships

The Biggs Museum of American Art offers internships in a variety of areas throughout the year on an as-needed basis.  The program provides a professional learning experience for those seeking to pursue a career in the arts and non-profit sectors. Internships are unpaid but can be structured to fit within requirements for class credit. Interns also work with the Curator of Education to develop a culminating project, which interns have frequently been able to integrate into their classwork.

Eligible applicants for all internships must be current students or recent graduates. Interested students are asked to provide a PDF of their resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references by the due dates listed below. 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 rlynch@biggsmuseum.org .

Internship Terms and Application Deadlines (terms are negotiable):

September through December – July 28th, 2017

January through May – November 3rd, 2017

June through August – May 4th, 2018

Education/Curatorial Internships

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Helping with research on upcoming exhibitions and the permanent collection
  • Prepping activities and supplies for children’s programming and school tours
  • Assisting with the cataloguing of the permanent collection
  • Providing and developing tours for the public and schools on an as-needed basis
  • Some light art handling and assistance with the installations of new exhibitions
  • Researching programming and educational materials at other museums

This position is best suited to college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates studying art history, education, and studio art.

Marketing/PR/Development Internships

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing large mailings
  • Assisting with proofreading and copy editing
  • Developing ad and newsletter designs
  • Tracking and cataloguing present and past media mentions of the Biggs
  • Creating and maintaining content for the museum’s social media outlets
  • Conducting visitor surveys

This position is geared towards college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates majoring in marketing, communications, public relations, and graphic design.