The 10-week, full-time, $17/hour internships begin in the summer of 2024
BALTIMORE, MD—The Walters Art Museum is pleased to announce a full-time, paid internship program for undergraduate and graduate students in the Baltimore area.
Beginning in October 2023, the Walters Internship Program will offer four undergraduate and graduate students 10-week, full-time, paid internships to begin in the summer of 2024. Internships will start in June and be available in at least three different departments. Applicants will have the ability to select which department they are applying for. Some internships are designed to be split across two departments, allowing for a wider range of professional development experiences.
“The Walters Art Museum is committed to a strategic partnership with Baltimore-area colleges and students to develop educational and artistic programs that create professional development opportunities,” said Julia Marciari-Alexander, Andrea B. and John H. Laporte Director. “This internship program will provide students with an opportunity to gain insight into museum work, broaden their understanding of the museum field, gain knowledge of and appreciation for the Walters’ historic collection, and receive mentorship from museum professionals while building peer-to-peer relationships with fellow interns.”
Intern applicants must be 18 years or older and actively registered at an area community college, university, or trade school; or, if applying to an undergraduate internship, applicants may have graduated from a community college, university, or trade school no more than two years prior to the start of the internship. Once selected, the interns will complete projects that support departmental and institutional goals with the assistance of museum staff.
“This program is one critical way we’re addressing a DEAI goal to develop a long-term sustainable and equitable internship and staffing model that promotes new ladders of opportunity in all areas of the museum,” said Theresa Sotto, Ruth R. Marder Director of Learning and Community Engagement. “We are invested in the development and growth of our region, which includes providing emerging professionals with opportunities to gain professional development and skills that are essential for success in the cultural sector.”
Interested candidates can apply online at thewalters.org beginning in January 2024. Internships will be conducted on-site at the museum for ten weeks beginning June 10, 2024. Interns will be scheduled to work 40 hours/week at a rate of $17/hour. Priority will be given to students who are residents of Baltimore City or County or whose colleges or universities are in Baltimore City or County.
About The Walters Art Museum
The Walters Art Museum is a cultural hub in the heart of Baltimore, located in the city’s Mount Vernon neighborhood. The museum’s collection spans more than seven millennia, from 5000 BCE to the 21st century, and encompasses 36,000 objects from around the world. Walking through the museum’s historic buildings, visitors encounter a stunning panorama of thousands of years of art, from romantic 19th-century images of French gardens to mesmerizing Ethiopian icons, richly illuminated Qur’ans and Gospel books, ancient Roman sarcophagi, and serene images of the Buddha. Since its founding, the Walters mission has been to bring art and people together to create a place where people of every background can be touched by art. As part of this commitment, admission to the museum and special exhibitions is always free.
Free admission to the Walters Art Museum is made possible through the combined generosity of individual members and donors, foundations, corporations, and grants from the City of Baltimore, Maryland State Arts Council, Citizens of Baltimore County, Howard County Government, and Howard County Arts Council.