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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 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.

Spring 2018 Internships

Italian Renaissance Painting Intern

The Italian Renaissance Painting Intern will work with curators on didactics in support of a project provisionally titled, A Tale of Two Queens, Helen of Troy and Caterina of Venice. This intern will conduct research on the paintings, The Abduction of Helen (37.1178–37.1180). In addition the candidate will: 1) analyze the natural history details in the paintings, 2) compare the treatment of the island Cythera, dedicated to Venus, in the Walters’ painting and in Cossa’s fresco of the month of April in the Ducal Palace in Ferrara.

Experience/ Skills:

  • Good facility with Italian
  • Interest in a museum career

Preferred Major or Areas of Study:

  • MA with a focus on Italian, late medieval or early Renaissance art

In addition to the standard application materials, please provide a letter of recommendation and a writing sample by March 16, 2018.