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Internships

The Walters Art Museum is pleased to offer opportunities for qualified undergraduate and graduate candidates to intern in various museum divisions throughout the year. Based on a system of supervised learning, the internships enable interns to understand how a museum operates and how to relate this experience to academic and professional goals. Credit can be arranged with your college/university.

Internship Requirements:

  • All individuals must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student, as well as recent graduates
  • Committed to the full duration of the internship assignment, including work schedule and punctuality
  • Candidates will be subject to a favorable investigative background check report

Application Process

All candidates will submit a cover letter, resume and all supplemental materials to internships@thewalters.org. Some internship positions require additional materials (see below). Please indicate your first and second choice of internship in your cover letter.

The Walters Art Museum is an equal opportunity, equal access employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Employment at the Walters is contingent on a favorable investigative background check. The museum is a drug and smoke free work workplace. The Walters Art Museum is an at will employer.

Fall 2016 Internships

Family Programs Intern

The Family Programs Intern will work as part of the Family and Community Programs Department to assist the Head of Family and Community Programs and Sr. Education Coordinators on upcoming programming and interpretation for families. The Family Programs Intern will assist with the planning and implementation of upcoming Drop-In Art Activities.

Duties:

  • Assist with the planning of weekly Drop-In Art Activities by researching the collection, developing art activities, writing lesson plans, preparing materials, and creating exemplars of projects
  • Assist with the planning of family festivals by researching the collection, writing lesson plans and other duties
  • Assist with Early Learning programs for children, newborn-Age 5
  • Assist with studio and office duties

Experience/Skills:

  • Excellent written and communication skills, including the ability to create lesson plans and write for a multi-generational audience
  • Strong organization and time management skills required
  • Fine arts studio experience preferred, demonstrating an understanding of various art materials and techniques
  • Hands-on art education experience in formal or informal education environments preferred
  • Museum experience desired
  • Flexible team player with the ability to work independently

Preferred Major or Areas of Study:

  • Art Education
  • Early Childhood Education

In addition to the standard application materials, please provide two letters of reference (academic or professional). Application deadline is August 7, 2016.

Studio Teaching Intern (Fall 2016 to June 2017)

The Education Department seeks undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in gaining practical teaching experience in a museum setting to lead interactive and interdisciplinary studio art classes for K-12 students. Successful candidates are enthusiastic, motivated, resourceful, and dependable. These interns should have some knowledge or experience in teaching, museum education, art history and/or studio practices.

Experience/ Skills:

  • Intermediate knowledge of museum/education theory and pedagogy, preferred
  • Experience (formal or informal) teaching museum education, art history, and/ or studio practices, preferred

Preferred Major or Areas of Study:

  • Museum Education
  • Art History
  • Education
  • Studio/ Fine Art

In addition to the standard application materials, please provide two letters of reference (academic or professional). Application deadline is July 17, 2016.

Gallery Teaching Intern (Fall 2016 to June 2017)

The Education Department seeks undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in gaining practical teaching experience in a museum setting to lead interactive and interdisciplinary tours for K-12 students. Successful candidates are enthusiastic, motivated, resourceful, and dependable. These interns should have some knowledge or experience in formal or informal teaching, museum education, art history and/or studio practices. Credit can be arranged with your college or university.

Experience/ Skills:

  • Intermediate knowledge of museum/education theory and pedagogy, preferred
  • Experience (formal or informal) teaching museum education, art history, and/ or studio practices, preferred

Preferred Major or Areas of Study:

  • Museum Education
  • Art History
  • Education
  • Studio/ Fine Art

In addition to the standard application materials, please provide two letters of reference (academic or professional). Application deadline is July 17, 2016.

Development Intern

The development internship will introduce students to the importance of the development department and fundraising to an arts institution. Interns will assist staff members with tasks crucial to daily fundraising efforts including: donor research data maintenance and renewal mailings. Interns will learn about annual giving, major gifts, donor stewardship, grant writing, membership, and database administration; and how these divisions come together for a comprehensive fundraising plan.

Duties:

  • Assist with the grant writing process by participating in meetings, reviewing draft proposals or reports (ie: government, corporate,foundation)
  • Assist in preparation for donor stewardship events
  • Research potential funders and foundation contacts
  • Perform monthly renewals for members and annual giving donors
  • Organize donor profiles using Raiser’s Edge database system

Experience/ Skills:

  • Detail oriented and strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) at the intermediate level
  • Flexible, able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Interest in grant writing, government relations, or sponsorship, preferred

Preferred Major or Areas of Study:

  • Art History/ Art Administration
  • English
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Nonprofit Management

In addition to the standard application materials, please provide your transcript, writing sample and letter of reference. Application deadline is August 7, 2016.

Public Relations Intern

The Walters public relations internship will introduce students to the business of public relations and offer them an opportunity to be involved in assisting with day-to-day activities.

Duties:

  • Drafting media advisories, pitch letters and news releases
  • Researching and expanding an online media contacts database
  • Collecting and reporting press coverage/li>
  • Compiling press coverage reports

Experience/ Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Strong business communication skills

Preferred Major or Areas of Study:

  • Public Relations
  • Communications
  • Journalism
  • Mass Media Arts
  • English

In addition to the standard application materials, please provide two short writing samples and two letters of reference. Application deadline is August 7, 2016.