Internships & Assistantships
Apply for a Duke Student Internship for Academic Credit
Duke University undergraduate and graduate students can gain important work experience at the Nasher Museum in many ways. Please browse through the different ways to be a part of the museum and fill out the application or email the contact listed at the links below to begin the process.
Hiring an Academic Initiatives Graduate Assistantship
The Nasher Museum is hiring a Graduate Teaching Assistant to provide support for the Academic Initiatives department. The Teaching Assistant’s primary responsibility is organizing and leading tours for university classes visiting temporary exhibitions, the permanent collection, and study storage at the Nasher Museum. Applicants should be graduate students, currently enrolled at Duke, with experience teaching undergraduates. Museum experience or experience working with art objects is preferable.
To apply, please email a CV, cover letter with your interest in the position, experience teaching, and/or working in museums, and the names of two references to Julia McHugh, Ph.D., Trent A. Carmichael Curator of Academic Initiatives, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Women of SuWA #HitTheNash
Women who have recently resettled in Durham and students at Duke’s Kenan Institute for Ethics, members of the group Supporting Women’s Action (SuWA), visited Pop América at the Nasher Museum with Nasher intern and Duke student Elizabeth Roy, Duke Class of 2022, who organized the tour.Read More
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