Student Internships and Job Opportunities

One of the most rewarding components of an Art History major can be an internship at a local museum or arts organization. Internships can be undertaken for credit (2 or 4 credits) or for enrichment. While some internships require a time commitment of 20 hours/week or more, others are more flexible and may require as little as 5 hours/week.

Some of the institutions at which our students have interned include the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Minnesota Historical Society, HECUA (Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs), and the Minnesota Museum of American Art. There are numerous on-going local and national internship programs. Each program has its own criteria and application deadline; detailed information on a particular internship can often be accessed through the institution's website.

Majors and minors are eligible to apply for employment as paid student assistants in the Visual Resource Center, American Museum of Asmat Art at St. Thomas and the Exhibition Program. Please contact Visual Resources Curator Christy Dent at 651-962-5562.

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Ave. Minneapolis, MN
Phone: (612) 871-4907

Minnesota Historical Society
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906
(651) 296-6126

Minnesota Museum of American Art
50 West Kellogg Boulevard, Suite 341
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 291-2947

National Gallery of Art

(202) 842-6257

Art Institute of Chicago
Human Resources Department
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Il 60603-6110

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028-0198

Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20560-0707

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, NW 20005