Henry Art Gallery Internships!

9 Nov


Henry Art Gallery Internships

The Henry Art Gallery offers for-credit internships to qualified individuals in the following departments: Collections, Communications and Marketing, Curatorial, and Education. These are an excellent opportunity for students wishing to enter the museum profession. If you are interested in learning more about opportunities for students at the Henry, please contact the appropriate department (listed below). All internship positions are unpaid, and interns are responsible for their own housing and travel. Supervisors are glad to work with candidates’ universities or colleges on evaluation, and to provide course credit when applicable.

Curatorial Internships

The Henry Art Gallery curatorial internships are open to any motivated individual but might appeal to undergraduate students in Museum Studies, Art History, Studio Art, Design, and CHID programs who have completed with demonstrable success at least one year of academic work.

Curatorial internships require a minimum commitment of 12 hours per week. The experience provides an introduction to the world of contemporary art, professional museum practices, and training in numerous aspects of researching, planning, and mounting museum exhibitions.

Generally, three curatorial internships are offered each year. The fall/winter internship begins in September and ends in March, the spring internship begins in March and ends in June, and the summer internship begins in June and ends in August.

For more information, email

Communications and Marketing Internships

Communications Internship: Web 2.0 and New Media Concentration

This intern works closely with members of the Henry’s communication, design, and curatorial staff to support the Henry’s web communications – including Podcasts, vodcasts, blog posts, Zune and iPod tours, downloadable lectures, and the Henry’s social networking groups.

 Responsibilities include the creation of sound and video recordings with artists, curators, and others in the field of contemporary art for segments hosted by Henry ArtCasts (the museum’s syndicated podcast program); contributions to Hankblog, the museum’s blog; management of the Henry’s MySpace and Facebook groups; and sending out notices for new exhibitions and special events. Other Tasks may include submission of listings to various online art and event calendars and assistance in distribution of print materials (flyers, posters, and invitations).


Candidate must be enrolled in a college or university. Enrollment in public relations, writing, education, communications, journalism, or art history is preferred. Must be a flexible team player who is excited to learn how a museum works! Candidate must be available for an average of at least 15 hours per week over an 8-week period.

For more information, contact

Education Internships

The Henry Art Gallery offers internships throughout the year in the education department. Internships are open to studio art, art history, and museum studies students, or others interested in pursuing a museum career. Applicants need a completed or near-completed undergraduate degree, or should be enrolled in a graduate program. Henry internships provide an introduction to the world of museums and professional museum practices, and provide museum training for those looking to enter the museum profession. The internship is unpaid (but it is possible to earn credit), and involves 15-20 hours of work per week during the academic year, and 20 hours or more during the summer quarter.

For more information, email


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