Opportunities for Students

Study possibilities exist with the art and architectural resources of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Joseph and Margaret Muscarelle Museum of Art and other art museums throughout the region.

A number of work possibilities exist through the Student Aid Program, affording students experience in assisting with the art, art history and museum programs.

In addition to regular classes, workshops in various media are offered annually, usually in connection with exhibitions and symposia. The department hosts a lively Faculty Lecture Series complimented by distinguished visiting artists and scholars from across the nation and abroad.


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Art Museum Internship Opportunities

Note: many of these opportunities are unpaid.  The following list is not comprehensive, so there may be additional opportunities at other institutions not included here.  Before applying, be sure to determine application deadlines and request any letters of recommendation from faculty members or other referees well in advance (ideally at least two or three weeks).

Virginia area: 

Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg Museums

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk

Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Farmville

Mariners' Museum, Newport News

Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News

Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

East/East Coast:

American Folk Art Museum, New York

American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore

Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC

Asia Society, New York

Baltimore Museum of Art

Barnes Foundation

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC

Brooklyn Museum, New York

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington

Fabric Workshop and Museum

Frick Collection and The Frick Art Reference Library, New York

Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Guggenheim Museum, New York

Guggenheim Museum, Venice

High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

International Center of Photography, New York

Jewish Museum, New York

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

Morgan Library, New York

Museo del Barrio, New York

Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Art, Brooklyn

Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York

Museum of Modern Art, New York

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Neue Galerie, New York

New-York Historical Society

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Print Center, Philadelphia

Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, NC

Ringling Museum of Art, Coral Gables, FL

Smith College Summer Institute in Museum Studies, Northampton, MA

Smithsonian Institution

Archives of American Art, Washington, D.C.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York City

Freer and Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C.

National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.

National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, Washington, D.C.

Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Delaware