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The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is one of 10 museums selected for a paid summer internship program for college students from underrepresented communities. The program will allow students to gain hands-on experience in the art museum for 12 weeks during the spring and summer of 2019.

This is the first year of the new paid internship program, which was launched by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) with additional funding support provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

“We are thrilled to offer this exciting new paid summer internship,” said Julia K. McHugh, Ph.D., Trent A. Carmichael Curator of Academic Initiatives at the Nasher Museum. “Museums need young, talented people from different backgrounds and viewpoints to help build the next generation of art museum professionals. This internship works to diversify our institutions and removes a financial barrier that many students encounter when they begin to explore an art museum career.”

The Nasher Museum will recruit an intern for whom the Raleigh-Durham area is their home or university town. The application process will open in early 2019. Applicants will be asked to submit a resume, transcript, one letter of recommendation, and a personal statement that explains their interest in and experiences with art, art history, and/or museums. For more information, please contact Julia K. McHugh, Ph.D., Trent A. Carmichael Curator of Academic Initiatives, at julia.mchugh@duke.edu.

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US museums are too white, and this paid internship programme hopes to change that

The Nasher Museum is one of 10 museums awarded a paid internship grant to give minority undergraduate students an opportunity to work in the arts.

view article on The Art Newspaper | Published October 31, 2018

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