Museum Internships

Summer Internships

Upper-level college and graduate students interested in learning about museum operations and museum-related careers work under close supervision with supervisors of departments in curatorial, museum education, collections management, or exhibition installation, on assignments that fit the background and interests of interns and the needs of the Museum. To apply, send cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement on how this internship will further your educational and career goals (not to exceed 500 words, typed, double-spaced) by April 1 to April Oswald, Museum Education Department, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502 or aoswald@mwpai.edu. For more information, phone (315) 797-0000 ext. 2144 or aoswald@mwpai.edu

Application due April 1

General Internships

During the fall and spring academic semesters, internships are available for college and graduate students interested in learning about museum operations by working directly with staff. Interns work under close supervision with upper-level supervisors of departments in the areas of curatorial, museum education, collections management, or exhibition installation.

To apply, send a resume, three letters of recommendation, and a cover letter noting your particular area of interest in museum work. The areas might be one or more of the following: curatorial (19th-century American painting or decorative arts, modern and contemporary art), collections management (overseeing and maintaining museum collection and records), exhibition installation (overseeing exhibition activity, including scheduling and installation), museum education (tours, school programs, public programs, workshops). Applicants uncertain about listing a specific area are welcome to indicate a general interest. Also, please indicate the dates you are available and the number of hours each week you are interested in working. Send application materials by mail to April Oswald, Museum Education Department, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502 or by email. For additional information, send an email or call (315) 797-0000 ext. 2144.