Mellon Museum Internship Program

The Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative seeks to encourage study in the Indigenous arts and to increase access to curatorial experience for students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in museum careers. Beginning in 2017, we will offer numerous paid internship opportunities for UVA undergraduate students. 

$3500 Museum Internship Grants for Underrepresented Students

This grant supports students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in museum careers.

Eligibility

  • Students who identify as African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders, and/or individuals with disabilities.
  • Grants are only available to students pursuing UNPAID internships at museums, historic sites, or archives.

Application Online application will open November 15, 2017. 

Deadline The deadline for 2018 Summer Internships will be March 2, 2018. 

$3500 Indigenous Arts Grants

This grant supports students doing internships related to Indigenous arts. 

Eligibility 

  • Students from all fields of study are encouraged to apply. 
  • Grants are only available to students pursuing UNPAID internships. 
  • Internship MUST focus primarily on Indigenous arts.

Application Online application will open November 15, 2017. 

Deadline The deadline for 2018 Summer Internships will be March 2, 2018. 

Internship Opportunities

Potential internship opportunities for UVA students include:

Contact

Amanda Wagstaffaw2pz@virginia.edu

Photos: Top, Paige Taul and Uzo Njoku browse The Fralin Museum of Art's collection during an art handling workshop woth museum staff; Bottom, Hannah Hicks creates a condition report for a new painting at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection.