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    internships at worcester art museum

    Internships at the Worcester Art Museum require a 3 to 4 month time commitment. During this time, you will be responsible for assisting with a specific departmental project or projects that will allow you to learn across different areas of the Museum. A site supervisor will work with you to develop a project plan and provide mentorship and feedback on your work. All internships are unpaid. We are able to provide internships for credit if approved by your college or university. Our goal is to provide real-life museum experience in an educational environment.
    Internship time offerings are semester-based:

    Application Procedures

    Applications not formatted to the following directions will not be acknowledged:

    If applying by email all attachments must be in Microsoft Word format.

    To apply for an internship prepare a single MS Word document containing:

    The subject line of your email must include:

    Please contact internships@worcesterart.org with questions or to request a general internship application.

    Internships Available

    Division: Curatorial
    Title: Medieval Art/Arms and Armor Intern

    Purpose: Assist the Curator of Arms and Armor and Medieval Art with a variety of tasks while working with the Worcester Art Museum's national-level collection of early arms and armor. Students will acquire first-hand curatorial experience while working closely with museum professionals. The project(s) will be developed based on the museum's needs and the intern's skills and will result in a portfolio-quality product.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Qualifications and Education:

    Semester: Ongoing program, each internship lasts one semester (Fall, Spring, Summer). Fall semester applications are reviewed in August; Spring semester in December; Summer semester in March.
    Hours: Flexible, typically 8-10 hours per week for Fall and Spring semester, 20-30 for Summer.
    Schedule: Flexible, typically 1 to 2 weekdays between 10am-4pm for Fall and Spring semester.

    Submit application to collectionsandexhibitions@worcesterart.org

    Division: Curatorial
    Title: Curatorial Administration Intern

    Purpose: Assist the Director of Curatorial Affairs and the Curatorial Assistant with a variety of administrative tasks relating to the curatorial department as a whole. Students will acquire first-hand experience while working closely with museum professionals. This internship will involve a data entry project in TMS, the creation and maintenance of curatorial files, and work related to the museumís social media accounts; it will be ideal for students with an interest in information management or the digital humanities.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Qualifications and Education:

    Semester: Summer or Fall. Please specify which semester is of interest in your application.
    Hours: Flexible, typically 8-10 hours per week for Fall and Spring semester, 20-30 for Summer.
    Schedule: Flexible, typically 1 to 2 weekdays between 10am-4pm for the fall and spring semesters.

    Submit application (cover letter and resume) to collectionsandexhibitions@worcesterart.org

    Division: Curatorial
    Title: Asian Art Curatorial Intern
    Reports To: Associate Curator of Asian Art and Global Contemporary Art

    Purpose: To assist with research, development, and production of reinstallation of the suite of Asian art galleries.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Qualifications and Education:

    Semester: Ongoing program, with flexible start and end dates.
    Hours: Flexible, typically 8-10 hours per week for Fall and Spring semester, 20-30 for Summer.
    Schedule: Flexible, typically 1 to 2 weekdays between 10am-4pm for Fall and Spring semester.

    Submit application to collectionsandexhibitions@worcesterart.org