Museums at Washington and Lee University Internship opportunities

2024 Summer Internships

The Museums at W&L welcome applicants with little to no prior museum experience who want an immersive experience working with fine and decorative arts. Internship opportunities are available through a paid eight-week summer program at the Reeves Museum of Ceramics. The work schedule is from 9 AM – 4 PM, beginning June 10 to August 24, 2024.

DEADLINE FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2024

Send a cover letter detailing your interest, resume, and writing sample to museums@wlu.edu.

Internships

Dive into a unique internship experience at the Museums at W&L, where you can gain purposeful work experience through hands-on projects with dedicated museum staff. Interns acquire and apply fundamental knowledge and skills relevant to museums and galleries. Prospective interns can apply to three categories: Collections Management, Exhibitions, and Educational and Programming.

Internships:

Collections Management: Learn the skills of preserving and preparing for exhibitions, rehousing objects, evaluating the condition of objects, including:

  • Collection imaging and photography in support of collections access to support research by students, faculty, and the public.
  • Object record data entry to ensure accurate and complete collection records.
  • Collection inventory to update records on the physical condition and location of collections.

Exhibitions: Develop skills in researching artists, artworks, media, and techniques to support the development of exhibitions, including:

  • Exhibition design
  • Installation planning
  • Writing object and exhibition labels

Education and Programming: Learn to design engaging experiences for visitors through public programs and exhibition guides, including:

  • Developing plans to connect to student organizations and groups.
  • Proposing student events and activities such as lectures, films, gallery talks, and hands-on activities for all ages.

Website link: https://www.wlu.edu/arts/museums/learn-with-us/opportunities-for-undergraduates/

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Event Details
  • Start Date
    February 25, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    March 22, 2024 12:00 am
  • Status
    Expired
  • Location
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  • Address
    204 W. Washington St.
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Event Details
  • Start Date
    February 25, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    March 22, 2024 12:00 am
  • Status
    Expired
  • Location
  • Category
  • Address
    204 W. Washington St.