Museology Master of Arts Program

Participate as a paid internship host site

Museology is piloting a 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, or email museint@uw.edu.

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 during 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

If you would like to host a Museology intern, please submit your internship opportunities using the form below. Museology hosts a website for current Museology students where we share internship postings and other professional development opportunities.

INTERNSHIP POSTING FORM

You can also email your posting to the Museology Internship Coordinator. 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.

Summer Fieldwork Program

The UW Museology Graduate Program works with community partners over the summer to host small-group remote fieldwork experiences for interns to address a problem or challenge you are exploring at your organization. Teams of two-three interns and one project manager will work with organizations from June – August to investigate the problem and possible solutions. We will begin accepting host site applications Summer 2022 in winter. Please email museint@uw.edu with any questions in the meantime.

Resources for Internship Supervisors

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