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 that 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. Candidates should be prepared to work 10-12 hours per week on the internship.
The Excellence in Museum Practice Internship is open to sophomore, junior, and senior MSU undergraduates seeking their first undergraduate degree. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 12, 2021 for the Spring 2022 internship, with an anticipated start date of January 12, 2022. All applicants will apply via Handshake.