The Museum offers opportunities for internships that provide real-world experience and insight into the museum profession. Successful candidates will be supported, informed, and encouraged by Museum staff over the course of their journey from student to professional.

Our interns will work directly with Museum staff and be embedded in a department at the Museum. The Museum staff is a small cohesive unit, so there will be opportunities for work across departments, making valuable connections in the operations of an art museum and non-profit organization. The Museum experience is not limited to people interested in museums or art. The Museum is a highly complex non-profit business with divisions in administration, art, education, marketing, public relations, and more.

Internships are offered during the summer, spring, and fall semesters. Please see our openings below for specific information about our available internships.

To intern at the Museum, we ask that you commit to a minimum of ten (10) hours a week. Daily shifts must be at least three (3) hours long.

Please note that your application will only be considered complete with the submission of the online application and receipt of your Faculty Reference Form.

For further information, please contact Lauren Greene (757.221.2717)


The Events Management & Board Intern at the Muscarelle Museum of Art will assist with the planning, logistics, and implementation of the Museum’s public and special events and Muscarelle Museum of Art Foundation Board meetings. This will include working with vendors, researching trends in museum events, creating logistical folders and setup plans, community calendar management, and assisting with day-of event management, including evening events. Duties for the Board include preparing documents for and taking minutes at Board meetings, assist with creating a Board Handbook for all current and incoming Board members, and help design Board Training initiative.


The Collections, Curatorial & Exhibitions Departments at the Muscarelle Museum of Art work together to research and organize upcoming exhibitions as well as provide ongoing support for the permanent collection. The Collections, Curatorial & Exhibitions Intern at the Muscarelle Museum of Art will have the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience as part of the daily operations of the organization’s collections and curatorial department. Collections duties will include, but are not limited to, aiding with inventory, digitizing, reorganizing the works on paper collection, assisting with packing two dimensional and three dimensional objects, as well as researching and cataloguing collections items. Duties for exhibitions include the development of timelines, checklists, publicity materials, exhibition publications, communication with artists, curators, galleries, and museums, as well as assisting with installation of exhibitions.

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