Gain Experience at the Taubman

Learn how a museum really works, create valuable art world connections, and gain professional mentors with a Taubman Museum of Art paid summer college internship, graduate/post-graduate fellowship, or student volunteer position.

How It Works

Internships, fellowships, and student volunteer opportunities begin with an overview of Museum operations, then dive into hands-on, cross-departmental projects connected to collections, exhibitions, and programming. Summer internships and fellowships are paid, and may be eligible for earning credit through your academic institution.

How to Apply

Internship applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume, and a writing sample. Fellowship applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume, writing sample, and two letters of recommendation. Please send all materials to Janean Williams at

For Interns and Fellows

Upcoming Opportunities

Deadline for Application: December 15, 2023
Internship Dates: January 9-13, 2024
Type of Internship: Hybrid (virtual and in-person)

This opportunity is open to all majors, and the experience can be both on-site/virtual or all virtual. The group will work on a shared, cross-departmental project with deliverables and presentations at the end of the week. Interested applicants should email Katrina King-Singh at

Deadline for Application: May 3, 2024
Dates of Internship: Thursday, May 30-Sunday, June 2; Tuesday, June 4-Saturday, June 8; Tuesday, June 11-Saturday, June 15
Total Hours: 80
Type of Internship: Hybrid (virtual and in-person)

Making Connections is an opportunity for students from multiple disciplines to learn more about Museum careers and get hands-on experience with exhibition research and community engagement opportunities.

Interns will also work with the staff to provide support for the 66th Annual Sidewalk Art Show, including but not limited to assisting with day-of events, set-up, break-down, and artist assistance as needed.


Deadline for Application: May 3, 2024
Dates of Fellowship: May 29-July 20, 2024
Total Hours: 240
Type of Fellowship: In-Person


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