The University Museums Internship Class (undergraduate):
Undergraduate Internships: The Fralin Museum of Art hosts undergraduate interns who are participating in The University Museums Internship Class (ARTH 4951/4952), which is offered by UVA’s Art History department. As interns, students work approximately 100 hours each semester (7-8 hours per week) at the museums, under the close supervision of museum professionals. The class will also curate their own group exhibition. Students interested in internships at The Fralin Museum of Art or The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection must email Jordan Love (due May 1st annually) 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). For more detailed information, please refer to the UVA Course Catalogue or the UVA Department of Art website.
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.
Summer Internship @ The Fralin
Stipend: $3,500 ($17.5/hour)
Dates: Early June-July
Hours: 30 hours a week for about 7 weeks (200 hours total)
The goal of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in sponsoring The Fralin Museum Summer Internship are to foster diversity among museum professionals by supporting students from underrepresented backgrounds in museum internships. To that end, the summer internship is for current UVA students in all fields of study and who identify as part of a historically marginalized group.
The 2023 Summer Internship is intended to support and develop a student’s interest in research, writing, and marketing for museum audiences. The intern will conduct original research on objects currently on view at the museum. In addition, the intern will collaboratively develop digital marketing materials for education audiences and support summer education programs, including teacher professional development and high school workshops. We’re looking for students with strong research and editing skills and an interest in writing and marketing for the museum’s diverse audiences.
Summer Interns will
- Conduct art historical research on the 2023 Writer’s Eye objects (and additional objects as necessary)
- Write research documents for internal use
- Draft, edit, and create short videos of objects in the collection for social media
- Incorporate staff/curatorial edits on materials produced
- Participate in training and research orientation
- Attend weekly check-in meetings with Fralin Education staff
A competitive applicant must
- have strong research, writing, and teaching skills
- be reliable, organized, and communicative
- be committed to developing accessible and inclusive content for a diverse audience
Applicants will submit a resume and a cover letter by April 7th. In the cover letter, applicants should state their reasons for applying and their goals for the position as well as a statement on their commitment to DEAI work. Please include relevant research, writing, and/or digital marketing experience. Applications should be submitted by email to email@example.com.