Nasher Museum of Art Undergraduate Internship Course
Arthist310 is a practicum at the Nasher Museum giving students work experience in a particular museum department as well as exploring general museum issues (ethical, theoretical, philosophical and economic) and museum operations in a weekly seminar with museum staff members.
Students must be available for a total commitment of 6 hours/week: the one-hour weekly seminar with staff, plus 5 hours working in the assigned department (schedule to be arranged between the student and supervising staff). Interns may be assigned to the following departments: curatorial, academic programs, museum education, development/external relations, registrar/collections management, or communications/marketing. NOTE: only one student each semester will be assigned to the curatorial department.
Students will be evaluated on their work and participation in the weekly seminar. A blog post, artwork spotlight, short (1 page) exhibition analysis, and final presentation will also be required. Grades are assigned by the supervising staff in consultation with the Academic Program Coordinator.
To apply for the internship send a statement of interest outlining interest and goals for the internship, including first and second choices for departments, to firstname.lastname@example.org, Andrew W. Mellon Coordinator of Academic Programs. Students will be interviewed by the pertinent museum department, and if selected will be given a permission number to enroll.
Summer Internships in Museum Studies
For Summer 2013, the Nasher offers the following internships or grants for current Duke students. See the PDFs below for more information: