Internships

Make a meaningful connection.

The Taubman Museum of Art is seeking students 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.

Description

Interns will work closely with a museum professional on a project connected to the museum’s collections, exhibitions, or operations. 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. Hours and length of internships vary depending on projects and areas. The position is unpaid, with the option of receiving credit through the intern's academic institution. Knowledge of art and art history is preferred but not required.

When are internships offered?

Fall Semester: Sep-Dec [8-12 hour weekly commitment]
Fall Program Deadline: July 17 

Spring Semester: Feb- May [8-12 hourly weekly commitment]
Spring Program Deadline: October 30

Summer Semester: May-Aug [24-40 hour weekly commitment highly preferred]
Summer Program Deadline: March 31

How do I apply?

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed application form [available for download here.]
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • Writing Sample (only for those applicants interested in the Curatorial area)
Application materials should be submitted via email to Cindy Petersen, Deputy Director of Education & Visitor Engagement at cpetersen[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org.  Prospective interns are encouraged to get in touch with any questions.

What departments offer internships?

Advancement
Education
Graphic Design
Special Events
Arts Management

Registration
Curatorial