The MSU Museum’s Excellence in Museum Practice Internship
The MSU Museum’s “Excellence in Museum Practice Internship” provides interns with an introduction to museum practice through hands-on experience. This internship program offers opportunities for students to explore different careers in museums and gain professional experience. The intern will spend the first half of the semester exploring different areas of the museum, for example, natural science collections, cultural collections, education, exhibition design, and communication. The second half of the semester will focus on a specific museum area. The intern will complete a project within the specific area that meets a real-world need.
Potential candidates should have an interest in museums, should be able to work collaboratively and independently as well as take direction, and should be prepared to interact with museum visitors (including the general public, MSU faculty and students, and/or PreK-12 audiences) and museum staff.
The Excellence in Museum Practice Internship is open to sophomore, junior, and senior MSU undergraduates. Applications will be accepted through August 15, 2021 for the Fall 2021 internship, with an anticipated start date of September 7, 2021. All applicants will apply via Handshake.
Hours: 10-12 hours per week. Work hours will be determined by the internship supervisor and may include some evenings and weekends.
Pay rate: $12.00 per hour
Materials required for application:
1. Completed application form
2. Letter of interest. Your letter should include the following: why you are interested in the internship, what your interests and/or experiences are relating to museums, and any relative skills.
4. Three faculty or other references. Please provide reference name and email address.