Art History - Internships

Interns play critical roles in the day-to-day operations of the museums and galleries for which they work. They contribute in real and meaningful ways to the operation of the arts organizations to which they lend their time and talents. Through internships, students gain meaningful, hands-on experience, leaving them better prepared to evaluate their career options after graduation and enhancing their standing in an increasingly competitive job market.

In recent years, for example, art history majors and minors have held internships at:

  • UBS Corporate Art Collection in New York City
  • Westport Arts Center in Westport, Connecticut
  • Fairfield Arts Council in Fairfield, Connecticut
  • VisualAIDS in New York City

On campus, internships are available at the Bellarmine Museum of Art and the Walsh Art Gallery to students majoring or minoring in Art History.

Though areas of focus vary widely, interns at the Bellarmine Museum of Art can expect to engage in several of the following professional activities during any given semester:

 

  • Researching objects in the permanent collection
  • Researching loan objects slated for special exhibitions
  • Conducting provenance research
  • Installing and de-installing exhibitions
  • Creating educational programs for elementary, secondary and university students as well as life-long learners in the wider community
  • Leading educational tours for a range of constituencies
  • Assisting with marketing and PR efforts
  • Conducting research related to grant-writing and other fund-raising avenues