Are you an undergraduate student interested in exploring the potential career paths working in a museum could offer? The Teaching and Learning Department offers fall and spring semester internships, as well as summer term academic internships that will provide a general introduction to museum careers with a focus on education, programming, or cultural resource management. 

Interns will assist with the daily operation of the education and program departments, specifically helping with school field trips and Museum programs. In addition to completing required readings and accompanying tours of the Museum, all interns will undertake an independent research project that’s tailored to the student’s skills and professional goals.

Application deadlines: 

Spring semester: November 1
Summer semester: March 15
For Fall semester: July 15

AAMD Museum Education Internship (Summer 2024)

The Museum Education Intern will work with Reynolda’s Teaching and Learning
department to learn more about museum education through planning and teaching
museum activities for children during the summer. This full-time, temporary position
for summer 2024 is made possible through the Association of Art Museum Directors
(AAMD). AAMD’s paid internships are available to undergraduate students in their
sophomore, junior, or senior years, and are designed to provide opportunities for
students who have begun to solidify their academic interests and potential career path.

The program is designed to engage college students from diverse backgrounds, to
encourage and nurture their career opportunities in the art museum field-while
providing the financial support necessary to make participation in an internship

Application deadline is April 15, 2024.

How to apply

Students interested in applying for an internship should carefully review the requirements for each internship in the downloadable form below. Students should follow the application instructions that pertain to the department to which they are applying. Students may apply to more than one department with one application. 

All applicants should submit the following:

  • Internship Application Form
  • A written statement, including any prior museum experience (not required) and what you hope to accomplish in terms of your career goals from a Reynolda internship.
  • A resume or curriculum vitae, including previous experience as well as skills (foreign languages, technology, etc.) and relevant extracurricular activities.
  • Any other materials requested by the internship program.

A letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor is required. The letter can be sent separately from the application via email. The application is not considered complete until this letter is received.

For more information, contact Emily Baker, manager of community and academic learning, at 336.758.5457 or