Summer and Fall 2012: Internship applications are due soon!

Applications for Summer and Fall 2012 internships are due on April 16!

As you probably know, we’ve been running an internship program at the OSU Museum of Art for some time now. In fact, looking at the blog archives, we started having an internship program even before we knew we had a museum in the making! Over the past three years, our internship program has grown from one or two enterprising Honors College students to three students each Fall and Spring, as well as summer interns.

As demand for internships began to exceed our capacity, the museum staff discussed implementing an application process. In the past, enrollment has been first-come, first-serve, with a limit of three students each semester; our advertising has mostly been word-of-mouth. Our hope is that the application process will make the selection more fair and spread the word about our internships beyond the Art Department.

Spring 2009 intern Lora Webb with art registrar Topher Lundell, installing work by Willard Stone from the Gardiner Permanent Art Collection on the OSU campus.

But there’s even more exciting news! For the first time, this summer, we are offering a paid summer internship for an advanced undergraduate student. This opportunity will offer an in-depth experience working with the museum staff, the art collection, and faculty, staff, and collections across campus. The eight-week, full-time internship is designed for students seriously considering further study or work in art history, museum studies, arts management, or related fields.

Fall 2011 intern Skylar Smith, hard at work in the Visual Resources Library.

To find out more about the internships, including a complete description of available project and the application process, visit the OSU Museum of Art website. Still have questions? Email us at museum@okstate.edu, or use the contact form to email me directly.

 

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About osucurator

Louise Siddons is Associate Professor of Art History at Oklahoma State University and founding curator of the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art. She maintains this blog as a record of her students' work with the Museum's permanent collection as well as more generally with topics related to museum studies.
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