Make a meaningful connection.

The Taubman Museum of Art is seeking undergraduate students and recent graduates who are passionate about the arts and curious about museum work. Our internship program is a hands-on learning experience and provides students with a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at a museum.


Interns will work closely with a museum professional on a project connected to the museum’s collections, exhibitions, or operations. Interns will have the opportunity to work with the following departments: curatorial, education, development, special events, or marketing and communications.  Interns will be placed on the basis of their experience and academic training, and departmental need and availability.

Each internship will begin with an overview of museum operations and will serve as an introduction to projects in different museum departments. In addition to their departmental responsibilities, interns will participate in discussion meetings with museum staff. Visits to other arts and cultural organizations may also be arranged.


Hours and length of internships vary depending on projects and areas. Most interns will be expected to commit to a semester-long project, working approximately 8 hours/week. The position is unpaid, with the option of receiving credit through the intern's academic institution. The internship is open to all undergraduate students and recent graduates with interest in the museum field. Knowledge of art and art history is preferred but not required.

To Apply

Please provide:

  • Completed application form
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
Please note: Applicants for a curatorial internship will also need to provide a writing sample.

Application materials should be submitted via email to Izzie Fuqua, Adult Education Manager, at ifuqua[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org. Prospective interns are encouraged to get in touch with any questions.

Applications available for download here.

Fall Program Deadline: August 15
Spring Program Deadline: October 30
Summer Program Deadline: March 31

Informational flier available for download here.