Are you an undergraduate student interested in exploring museums as a potential career path? The Education Department offers fall and spring semester, as well as summer term academic internships that provide a general introduction to museums with a focus on museum education. Descriptions and applications for both semester and summer internships are below. 

Internship participants assist with the daily operation of the education and program departments, helping with school field trips and family programs. In addition to completing required readings and accompanying tours of the Museum, all interns undertake a research project about a selected work of art in the collection, correlating it with literature and music of the same historical period. Additional internship experiences may be available in other Museum departments, including Marketing & Communications and Development.

Application deadlines

March 15 for Summer Session 

July 1 for Fall Semester

November 1 for Spring Semester

To apply

Interested students should carefully review the requirements for each internship in the download below and follow any application instructions particular to the department to which they are applying. Students may apply to more than one department with one application. All applicants should submit the following:

1.     The Internship Application Form, available on our website.

2.     A written statement including any prior museum experiences and what you hope to accomplish in terms of your career goals from a RHMAA internship.  

3.     A resume or curriculum vitae, including previous experience as well as skills (foreign languages, technology, etc.) and relevant extracurricular activities.

4.    Any other materials requested by the internship in question, which may include a letter of recommendation from your Faculty advisor. This may be sent separately from the application; email is acceptable.  If required, the application is not considered complete until this faculty letter of recommendation is received.

For more information, contact Julia Hood, Manager of School and Family Learning, at 336.758.5599.