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Cleveland Museum Internships

Erik Inglis passed along information about a number of unpaid internships the Cleveland Museum offers to students. While they can’t accommodate students only for winter term, they do have spring and summer part-time internship programs. All the information you need is below:

Undergraduate Internships at the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art welcomes those with an interest in learning more about its stellar collections and the various departments that contribute to its seamless functions. Unpaid interns are placed in a variety of departments that may potentially include curatorial, education, collections management, conservation, library, human resources, marketing/ external affairs, and performing arts and film. In return, interns receive orientation and a variety of experiences that give broad insight into how museums work, as well opportunities to interact with fellow interns. Internships are structured so that applicants may receive credit from their local colleges or universities. Interns are placed in fall, spring, and summer terms. Generally, a commitment of 160 hours during the term is required with a statement of purpose submitted to an academic advisor at the beginning of the term. Mentors from the CMA staff can provide interns with any necessary evaluation to comply with the granting college or university’s terms for independent study credit.

How to Apply

Candidates should submit a resumé of education and employment, including a list of any relevant courses taken, as well as a 500-word essay about career goals, interest in museum work, and reasons for applying. Please send all materials to Alicia Hudson Garr at

Spring 2009 term starts January 12, 2009 and runs for 16 weeks. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials in November 2008 for notification of placement in December 2008.

Summer 2009 session begins the week of May 25th; Summer session runs ten weeks through the week of August 3rd. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials by March 2009; applicants will be notified of their placements early April, 2009.

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