Museology Master of Arts Program

Participate as a paid internship host site

Museology is piloting a three year program to offer funding for organizations to host paid internships for Museology students. If you are interested in applying, please see the RFP and FAQ below.

PAID INTERNSHIP HOST SITE APPLICATION

Information for internship supervisors

Museology graduate students complete nearly 10,000 hours of internship work during the academic year as well as the summer. They bring with them past work experiences in addition to graduate level coursework in collections management, exhibit development, audience research and evaluation, education, program planning, fundraising and administration.

Students begin working toward their internship requirements during the winter quarter of the first year, and generally look for internship opportunities a few weeks before the start of a new quarter. For start and end dates, check the University of Washington’s academic calendar.

Spreading the word about internship opportunities

We send out a weekly newsletter with new internship opportunities to currently enrolled Museology students. If you would like to include an internship posting to our list, you can submit your posting below.

INTERNSHIP POSTING FORM

You can also email your posting to the Museology Internship Coordinator at museint@uw.edu. Please include the internship posting as a Word document, PDF, or embedded in the body of your email. Guidelines on what to include in your posting are available in the Supervisor Handbook and Internships Cheat Sheet. You may use the Internship Posting Template to format your posting.

If you would like to spread the word about your internship opportunities with our students in person, you can sign-up to be an exhibitor for our Fall Internship Fair. This year’s Internship Fair will be held on October 27, 2017 at the University of Washington’s Seattle Campus. We welcome museums and other cultural institutions who have opportunities for museology graduate students to get involved in their organization.

EXHIBIT AT THE INTERNSHIP FAIR

Resources for Internship Supervisor

Below are a few resources for supervisors about setting up an internship program and keeping your internship program running smoothly.