Undergraduate internships at the Palmer Museum of Art are offered as volunteer opportunities, with the goal of providing educational experience in a professional museum setting. Interns gain practical experience by working with museum professionals on projects and programs. At the same time, the museum benefits from research and contributions made by interns.

Internships require participants to devote 8-10 hours per week at the museum. During these hours, interns complete the objectives of specific projects and daily departmental assignments.

Applicants for undergraduate internships at the Palmer should be in good standing at Pennsylvania State University, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

To download an application, click here: Palmer Undergraduate Internship Application
To download the recommendation form, click here: Internship Recommendation Form

Deadline for Spring 2019 Intern Applications: November 30, 2018

Spring 2019 Intern Projects – click on links to see full project descriptions



The Palmer Museum of Art is able to offer paid internships during the summer semester for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in art history, art education, the School of Visual Arts, women’s studies, or American studies. Summer interns are required to work 20 hours per week at the museum.

Deadline for Summer 2019 Intern Applications: February 28, 2019

Summer 2019 Intern Projects – full descriptions will be available soon

  • Annie Gooding Sykes Internship – Curatorial
  • Silver Trout Curatorial Graduate Internship – Curatorial
  • Pincus Family Foundation Intern – Museum Education