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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.

Fall 2017 Internships

Renaissance and Baroque Art Intern (Fall 2017)

This intern will assist with the ongoing cataloging project within the areas of Renaissance and Baroque art. Areas of focus include, the French painted enamels of the 1500’s of which the Walter’s holding are significant and revising descriptions on the website and in TMS.


  • Organize files and current literature
  • Check attributes against current literature
  • Confirm status of photography
  • Draft revised website descriptions

Preferred Major or Areas of Study:

  • Bachelor’s degree (background in European Early Modern art, especially northern Europe)
  • Masters of Art preferred
  • Ability to read French or German
  • History major preferred, specifically Northern Europe 1500’s and 1600’s

In addition to providing the standard application materials, please provide a writing sample.

Studio Teaching Intern (September- June)

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.


  • Knowledge of museum/education theory and pedagogy, preferred
  • Experience (formal or informal) working with children and/or teens

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 September 15, 2017.