Mellon Museum Internship Program

These Summer 2018 Internships and Grants support UVA students from all fields of study with internships at museums, historic sites, & archives!


$3500 Museum Internship Grants for Underrepresented Students

These grants support students pursuing UNPAID internships at museums, historic sites, or archives. Students must intern at least 300 hours over the summer (approx. 30-40 hours per week, 8-10 weeks.)

ELIGIBILITY Students who identify as African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders, and/or individuals with disabilities.

FIND INTERNSHIPS using our Internship Directory or contact Amanda Wagstaff, Program Coordinator for guidance. 


$3500 Indigenous Studies Grants

These grants support students pursuing UNPAID internships in museums, historic sites, or archives with a primary focus on Indigenous arts, cultures, or histories. Students must intern at least 300 hours over the summer (approx. 30-40 hours per week, 8-10 weeks.) 

ELIGIBILITY Students with a demonstrated interest in Indigenous Studies.

FIND INTERNSHIPS using our Internship Directory or contact Amanda Wagstaff, Program Coordinator for guidance. 


Paid Internships at The Fralin Museum of Art

Four paid internships are available for UVA students from underrepresented backgrounds and/or students interested in studying Indigenous arts. Interns must complete 300 hrs over the summer and receive a stipend of $3500

ELIGIBILITY

  • Underrepresented Students - students who identify as African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders, and/or individuals with disabilities.
  • Indigenous Arts - students with a specific interest in working with Indigenous art in The Fralin collections.

READ MORE about The Fralin Museum of Art internships here


Paid Internships at Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection

Two paid internships in Collections and Education are available for highly motivated undergraduate UVA students, preferably in the field of anthropology, art history, global development studies, or art.  Interns must complete 300 hrs over the summer and receive a stipend of $3500

ELIGIBILITY Applicants should demonstrate an interest in Australian Aboriginal Art.

READ MORE about the Kluge-Ruhe internships here.


Looking for Grant-eligible Internships?

Check out our 2018 Internship Directory for museum internship listings, deadlines, and career resources.

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