Internships at the Meadows Museum
The Meadows Museum is offering a Fall 2021 internship that will give students an introduction to the museum profession. Internships provide students with the opportunity to work directly with the Meadows Museum’s staff and a world-renowned collection of Spanish art. We ensure that our interns work on meaningful projects that contribute to the museum and give the intern marketable experience in the field.
“I am so glad I interned at the Meadows Museum because I felt like my manager wanted to teach me and help me become a better art educator.”
– Briana Long, 2018 William B. Jordan Undergraduate Intern in Museum Education
Meadows Museum 2021–22 Undergraduate Internship in Museum Education
The Meadows Museum Undergraduate Internship in Museum Education provides a SMU undergraduate student with the opportunity to join the Meadows Museum staff for ten hours a week for hands-on professional experience during the academic year. Students work directly with the Meadows Museum’s staff on meaningful projects that contribute to the museum and give the intern marketable experience in the field.
Museum educators connect various audiences—from students and teachers to families and adults—with works of art on view. Educators teach in the galleries, create resources, and design programs that enable visitors to learn about and have experiences with works of art.
The Undergraduate Internship in Museum Education is designed to introduce the intern to working with the various audiences that the department serves – children and families, teachers and K-12 students, college students, docents, and adults. Projects will be assigned by the intern supervisor and could include assisting with family programming, developing resources for K-12 teachers and docents, creating programs for college students, and working on programs and initiatives for adults.
This is a part-time (10 hours/week), in-person, academic year-long internship. The internship runs between August 23–May 11, 2022 and observes breaks in SMU’s academic calendar. The museum will work with the intern to determine exact weekly schedule.
- applicants must be enrolled undergraduate students at SMU, entering their junior or senior year at in the 2021–2022 academic year
- applicants must have a strong interest in pursuing a career in museums
- applicants must be eligible for on-campus work and eligible to be paid through SMU payroll
- applicants with experience working with or teaching children are a plus
- applicants with experience in campus organizations and activities at SMU are a plus
- applicants who receive needs-based financial aid at SMU are a plus
Online applications are due by 11:45 PM on Friday, April 30, 2021. Select candidates will be contacted for interviews. Applicants must submit:
- a résumé and personalized cover letter that discusses their qualifications and interest in museum education
- Two letters of recommendation: Recommenders must upload their letter through the online Recommendation Submission Form.