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Woody Internship in Museum Studies

Thanks to the generosity of Carol and Robert Woody, William & Mary has established the Woody Internship Scholarships in Museum Studies. Each summer scholarships will support undergraduate internships at museums across the country including: the J. Paul Getty Museum, The Phillips Collection, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Colonial Williamsburg, and The Taft Museum of Art

Applications for Summer 2022 will open in Fall of 2021. 
 
All interns will receive $4,000 to complete ten full-time weeks of intern and research activities during the summer. A committee comprised of campus and museum representatives will review and select a student for each internship. 
Below are the general application requirements. You can find more information in the links provided below including expected duties and qualifications for each internship.

Eligibility
  • Applicant must be a student in good academic standing
  • Applicant must be a continuing undergraduate student (i.e., not a graduating senior)
Requirements
  • Internships will have a research component with specifics to be arranged with the internship supervisor. Students receiving internship funding are required to blog about their research experience during the summer on the Charles Center Summer Research Blog.
  • Students will be required to participate in a one-credit Museology course offered through the Charles Center either the spring before or the fall after their summer internship. Students can repeat course multiple semesters. 
  • Students are required to participate in Undergraduate Research Month. 
Application
  • Museum Studies Internship Application
  • Letter of application 
  • Writing Sample
  • Resume
  • Banner Transcript
  • Two references

Below are some of the possible internship opportunities. Please read through the descriptions of the internships carefully before starting the application process.

For more information or questions about the internship program, please contact Chelsie Craddock at cecraddock@wm.edu 

Follow the current Woody Interns as they keep us to do date on their summer experiences! 

Current Interns:

Emma Eubank - Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio
Junior | Anthropology and Medieval & Renaissance Studies
Morgan Sanders - Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia
Junior | History and Geology
Hannah Sanner - Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Winterthur, Delaware
Senior | Chinese Language & Culture

Previous Interns:
2020
Jamie Carkenord - The Phillips Collection in Washington DC
Sophomore| American Studies
Julia Gibson- J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California
Sophomore | History
Grant Wong- Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia
Junior | History
2019

Clara Poteet - J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California
Junior| Art History
Katie Gibson - Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia
Sophomore| History
Grace Ford-Dirks- Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Winterthur, Delaware
Sophomore| History
Hannah Lowe - Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio
Sophomore| History

2018

Charles Parsons - The Phillips Collection in Washington DC
Sophomore| Art & Art History major, Art History concentration

Hannah London - J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California
Sophomore| Undeclared

Caitlin Wagner - Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia
Junior | Anthropology major, Art History minor

Lydia Heaton- Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Junior | History major, French & Francophone Studies minor

2017
Helen Cameron - J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California
Junior | Art History & Classical Studies major, University of St. Andrews Joint Degree Program
Sarah Farver - The Phillips Collection in Washington DC
Junior | History major, Art History minor
Emily Knoche - Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia
Sophomore | Global Studies major, French & Francophone Studies minor
Anna South - Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Sophomore | English major, University of St. Andrews Joint Degree Program
2016
Kelsey Frenkiel - The Phillips Collection in Washington DC
Senior | Anthropology major, History minor
Emma Merrill - Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia
Sophomore | History major, Public Policy minor
Isabel Stevens - J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California
Junior | History and Classics major
2015
Carter Lyon - The Phillips Collection in Washington DC
Junior | History major, University of St. Andrews Joint Degree Program
Rachel Rosenfeld - Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia
Sophomore | History and Film and Media Studies majors
Claire Tinsley - J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California
Junior | Art History major