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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.

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.

2016 Internships

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.

Research Intern

Working under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director for Art & Program, this intern will conduct research on the history and interpretation of Hackerman House, and/or a proposed exhibition project focused on works in the Walters collection. This intern will also assist with other aspects of programmatic work at the museum.

Experience/ Skills:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong written skills and attention to detail
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Ability to conduct and interpret research data

Preferred Major or Areas of Study:

  • Art History
  • Museum Studies

In addition to the standard application materials, please provide two letters of reference (academic or professional). Application deadline is June 15, 2016.