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Do you have career interests in art and museum work?

Application Deadline: Monday, April 19, 2021 by 11:59 EST


The Carmichael Award | eligibility: Duke University undergraduate student
This summer 2021, the Carmichael intern will work remotely to assist registrar department with improving the usability of our collections database by cleaning-up data, editing and adding information. A stipend of up to $2,000 will be provided.

The Mary Duke Biddle Award | eligibility: Duke University undergraduate or graduate student
The Mary Duke Biddle Award assists students with living costs incurred during internships at major art museums in the United States or abroad (up to $3,000). Students seeking an award to support an internship at another institution must secure that position prior to applying to the Nasher Museum for funding. For this summer 2021, we will also be accepting applications from those students who have obtained remote museum internship positions. Past interns have worked at museums such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.


All application materials must be submitted by Monday, April 19, 2021 by 11:59 EST emailed to (In the subject line of the email write, “2021 Carmichael OR 2021 Mary Duke Biddle: {First Name, Last Name}”).

To be considered for the Carmichael and Mary Duke Biddle Awards, your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter outlining interest in museums; relevant coursework and/ or experience in museums and/ or the arts; and explanation of how the internship will further student’s career plans

Applications for the Mary Duke Biddle Award, must also include:

  • A statement of acceptance (i.e., letter, email, etc.) from the institution granting the internship

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