Chazen Museum of Art


American Association of Art Museum Directors Diversity Internship Program

The Chazen Museum of Art has been selected as one of ten museums to participate in a new paid-internship program being launched by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) with additional funding support provided by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Focused on college students from underrepresented communities who are in their sophomore, junior or senior years, the program will provide an opportunity for students who have begun to solidify their academic interests and potential career path to get hands-on experience in an art museum for twelve weeks during the spring and summer of 2019.

At the Chazen the intern will work in the education and evaluation areas of the museum. The intern will also be mentored by the museum’s director throughout the internship, to ensure there are opportunities for conversation, feedback, direction, and questions, as well as career advice. The intern will receive a stipend of $6,300, as well as paid travel with their mentor to two museum field conferences, for networking and professional development, as well to meet their fellow interns from across the country. The internship will be a full-time commitment, at 32 hours/week.

Application requirements

  1. Completed application form, including response (250 words max) to one of the essay questions indicated on the form
  2. One letter of recommendation from an academic or professional reference. This would normally be a university faculty member or advisor, but may be a community leader, work supervisor or high school teacher. References should send their letters of recommendation directly to the email address listed below.
  3. Candidate must be available to travel for the two required professional conferences on May 19-22, and October 17-19, 2019. Accommodations will be considered for conflicts with travel or work schedules.

Please submit the application form and essay by e-mail to no later than 11:59 p.m. on February 1st, 2019. Applications will be reviewed and a candidate will be chosen by mid-April.

For questions about the internship or application process, contact:

Lindsay Grinstead, Executive Assistant to the Director and Project Manager

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