Internships provide undergraduate and graduate students and beginning professionals with valuable hands-on experience in a specific area of museum work at the Georgia Museum of Art. Internships at the museum:
- are approximately 12 to 15 hours per week (unless otherwise specified)
- are available to students who are at least rising seniors in college
- are unpaid, volunteer experiences, with the exception of the Daura Center Graduate Internship
- meet the Experiential Learning requirement at UGA (undergraduate internships only)
- are non-credit, but the student may obtain course credit through an internship course in their respective departments.
Interns have continued their careers in organizations such as the Seattle Symphony, Zoo Atlanta, Dreamworks, CNN, the UGA Foundation, the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. Some have continued their careers in other museums such as the Michael C. Carlos Museum, the High Museum, the Creekwood Museum, Sotheby’s, LaJolla’s Scott White Contemporary Gallery and the William Doyle Galleries.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in its programs or activities.
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Internship positions are available in the following departments:
Interns working with museum curators assist with permanent collection research and with research and planning for temporary exhibitions. Students who would like to be considered for curatorial internships should submit a writing sample of 1 to 10 pages, a list of art history courses taken (with grades received), a cover letter, résumé/cv and the internship application.
Daura Center Graduate Intern
The Daura Center occasionally offers paid internships to graduate students. The Daura Center graduate intern assists the Pierre Daura Curator of European Art in organizing and researching the Pierre Daura archive and collection, as well as assisting with the museum’s programming in European art: research, exhibitions, publications and acquisitions. Please note that this internship is not available to students who are otherwise employed by UGA. If applying for the paid, graduate-level internship, please indicate this on the internship application. Submit your application along with a cover letter, résumé/cv and a writing sample of 10 to 20 pages.
Interns in the development department at the Georgia Museum of Art aid museum staff in maintaining the financials for the committees related to the museum. They gain knowledge of the inner workings of a not-for-profit organization and the work behind funding museum exhibitions, acquisitions, events and operational needs. Development interns will analyze year-end financial statements, attend board meetings and help with assembling financial information for contributing museum members. A background in Excel and an interest in development are preferred but not required. To apply, please complete an internship application and send it with a cover letter and résumé.
Design and Preparation Interns
Interns in the design and preparation department assist in the gallery needs of the museum. Interns gain experience in art handling, design and exhibition preparation. No experience is necessary, but a basic knowledge of matting and framing techniques, art handling, carpentry skills and painting is preferred. Interns should also possess a strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds. To apply, please complete an internship application and send it with a cover letter and résumé.
Interns in the museum’s education department develop educational materials based on the collection and help plan and implement educational programs and events. Students should have an interest in art, teaching art to others and learning about the different facets of museum education. A background in art, art history or education is preferred but not required. Interested students should complete the internship application and send it with a résumé.
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Public Relations Interns
Interns in public relations at the museum are generally (but not exclusively) undergraduate PR students who have completed their entry-level courses in the Grady School of Journalism. They focus on writing press releases and newsletter content, blogging and pitching to publications. No art knowledge is necessary, but basic experience in press release writing is recommended along with general knowledge of Facebook and Twitter. Experience with graphic design, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign is also recommended but not required.
If you are interested in any internship at the Georgia Museum of Art, please fill out an internship application and submit it along with any other required materials to Callan Steinmann, curator of education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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