InternshipsIf you are a student who is interested in gaining professional experience and enhancing your skills while learning and contributing to museum exhibitions, collection research, programs, and communications, a Palmer internship might be for you.
Academic Year Internships
Undergraduate internships at the Palmer Museum of Art are offered with the goal of providing educational and practical experience in a professional museum setting during Penn State’s fall and spring semesters.
During the academic year, students work 8-10 hours per week and contribute to ongoing projects and department needs. Opportunities are available in museum education, communications, graphic design, digital projects, visitor services, collections management, and exhibition/gallery preparation. Recruitment takes place during February-March for the fall semester and October-November for the spring semester.
The Palmer Museum of Art is now recruiting Penn State students for Fall 2023 internships. During the academic year, students work 8-10 hours per week and contribute to ongoing projects and department needs. Opportunities are available in curatorial, museum education, communications, graphic design, digital projects, visitor services, collections management, and exhibition/gallery preparation.
The application deadline for Fall 2023 positions is April 2.
During Fall 2023, museum offices will be located in the new museum building at the Arboretum. Museum galleries will be closed to the public, but staff and interns will be hard at work preparing for the opening of the new museum in spring 2024.
Click here to download fall 2023 Internship information and application instructions.
The Palmer Museum of Art offers paid internships during the summer semester for Penn State graduate and upper-level undergraduate students.
Working closely with museum professionals, summer interns contribute to projects focused on research, interpretation, exhibition planning, project management, and collections care in addition to completing regular department assignments. Recruitment for summer positions takes place during February and March of each year.
Summer internships are funded by Silver Trout Curatorial Graduate Internship Program, the Annie Gooding Sykes Internship, and the Pincus Family Foundation Endowment for Student Education.
Recruitment is now open for Summer 2023 internships. Application deadline is March 13.
- Click here for position descriptions and application requirements.
- Click here to apply.
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