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Offer an Internship

As a Tufts Museum Studies alumna/alumnus, you know the value of internships—and you know the program. Consider formulating an internship experience and serving as a site supervisor for a current student.

Internships provide museum studies students the opportunity to apply the knowledge and perspective acquired in courses to actual museum work. The 200-hour internship is a professional experience in which both the intern and the host site gain through a mutually beneficial relationship.

A well-designed internship enables the student to contribute to a specific project and to participate in the day-to-day tasks that arise. As a professional-in-training, the intern should have wider exposure to the museum than an entry-level staff member or volunteer normally would. Internships can be paid or unpaid, but all require a site supervisor who can guide and mentor the intern.

Tufts Museum Studies Program interns have worked with administrators, curators, collection managers, archivists, conservators, educators, development and marketing specialists, and exhibition developers.

Internships are completed during one or two semesters, and start and end dates do not need to conform to the academic calendar.

For more information contact Cynthia Robinson.