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. Additional internship experiences may occasionally be available in other Museum departments, including Marketing & Communications, Archives/Library, Collections, and Advancement (Development). All internships are unpaid unless otherwise noted.

Application deadlines: 

For Spring 2024 semester: November 15, 2023
For Summer 2024 semester: March 15, 2024
For Fall 2024 semester: TBD

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 may be required. The letter can be sent separately from the application via email. For internships that require a letter of recommendation, 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