The University Museums Internship Class (undergraduate):
The University Museums Internship is a two-semester sequence of two three-credit courses. Students will do internships (lasting for an academic year) at either The Fralin Museum of Art or the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. As interns, students will work approximately 100 hours each semester (7-8 hours per week) in the museum, under the close supervision of museum professionals, and will participate in three training sessions and three academic seminars per semester. The class will also curate their own exhibition. Cross listed with Art History and GDS. Enrollment by application (due May 1): email to Jordan Love a resume, transcript, and a one-page essay/cover letter explaining why you want to take the class, what museum work interests you, and what museum experience you have (if any).
The Collections Department offers the Moyer-Powanda summer internship in Collections Management and care. For more information, please contact Melanie Pyne. The Education and Curatorial Departments accept summer volunteers or interns through the UIP program as needed. For more information, please contact:
Education Department: Aimee Hunt
Curatorial Department: Hannah Cattarin
UIP program page: UIP
The Development department has work-study, internship (UIP) and volunteer opportunities for students during the academic year and summer. For more information, please contact Sarah Althoff.
Graduate Student Fellowship:
The Barringer-Lindner Curatorial Fellowship is open to graduate students in the joint Art and Architectural History Graduate Program at UVA. This year-long fellowship allows for the curating of a spring exhibition to be held at The Fralin Museum of Art. The fellow will be nominated by the Art and Architectural History graduate committee, and final selection will be made by The Fralin in April. Interested students should contact the Director of Graduate Studies or email Laura Mellusi, Art General Administrative Supervisor.
The Mellon Indigenous Arts Summer Internships:
The Fralin Museum of Art offers 3-4 paid internships for UVA students during the summer as part of the Mellon Indigenous Arts grant. These paid internships will be 30-40 hours per week for 8-10 weeks and are open to students having either a specific interest in indigenous arts or are themselves from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in museum careers. The deadline for submissions is February 1. For more information on who is eligible and how to apply, click here.