A 3-credit internship requires 144 hours of internship work – 9 hours per week during the Fall or Spring semesters, or 12 hours per week during the Summer semester. Along with completing the required 144 hours, the student is also responsible for the following:
- Log of hours
- Journal documenting tasks and accomplishments
- Examples of work completed during your internship
- Essay/Final Report – Summarizing overall internship experience (500 words or more)
- Supervisor Evaluation
Grading Policy for Art + Art History Internships
- Evaluation by supervisor on the job – 50% of the grade
- Journal and log – 25% (FIU Faculty)
- Final report – 25% (FIU Faculty)
The Department of Art + Art History updates its list of available internships on a regular basis. Students are required to contact their desired internship site and secure their internship ahead of attempting to register.
Questions about internships contact – Mr. Christopher Rodriguez Barake, A+AH Senior Coordinator of Academic Support Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
Internship Application: https://www.wolfsonian.org/about/careers-and-internships/
Contact info: email@example.com
Molly Channon | Student + Academic Engagement Coordinator
1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Wolfsonian employs FIU students through various semester-long, part-time internships designed for the undergraduate level. Interns build their skills as aspiring arts professionals through hands-on training and exposure to a wide variety of museum operations and practices. The Wolfsonian internship experience includes project-based assignments in specialized departments, mentorship opportunities, and access to professional development activities such as career roundtables, off-site collection tours, and cover letter and resume writing workshops.
Beginning in 2023, all positions will be paid at $20 per hour through funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Our 3-year, $250,000 IMLS Museums Empowered grant opens pathways to museum careers by equipping students with the resources and support they need to succeed in the arts.
Our 10-week internships follow FIU’s academic calendar, require a commitment of 10–20 hours per week (within normal business hours, Monday–Friday), and are completed on-site unless otherwise noted.
- SPRING: January–April | application deadline: October 15
- SUMMER: May–July | application deadline: March 17
- FALL: August–December | application deadline: July 9
Available Internships For Spring 2024 – Apply through FIU Careers by October 15
The Academic Engagement Intern will contribute to the research, development, and execution of FIU engagement initiatives at The Wolfsonian. The Intern’s responsibilities will include conducting research, generating ideas, and planning events for special student-generated museum programs as well as the administration and statistical tracking of public and academic programs. The Intern will also play a crucial role in supporting the research and development of faculty resources related to The Wolfsonian’s exhibitions and collection.
Instructing students in all aspects of curatorial work—from preparing exhibitions to conducting research on The Wolfsonian’s vast art collection and library holdings—this position increases awareness of museum practices, fosters analytical and close-looking skills, and enhances appreciation of material culture studies. The Intern will assist with many aspects of exhibition development, including object research online and in the Wolfsonian and Steven and Dorothea Green libraries, contacting scholars throughout the field, checklist writing and proofing, confirming tombstone data, and preparing exhibition labels.
Hosted by the Content + Interpretation department, the Interpretation Intern will be part of a team helping to ensure that the museum shares clear and engaging stories with the public. The Intern will gain an understanding of The Wolfsonian’s voice, brand, identity, and audience goals and work on a variety of projects that touch upon a range of museum perspectives and areas of focus (Curatorial, Education, Programming, Marketing, Digital, Design, and more). Collaborating with colleagues from diverse disciplines, the Intern will learn how to shape impactful and accessible experiences for our visitors and online communities.
The Library Intern will receive training and practical experience in caring for, documenting, and preserving rare books and ephemera; become familiar with the responsibilities and roles of librarians and archivists; and learn best practices in evaluating primary resource materials like books, photographs, and illustrations. Tasks involve accessioning and cataloging new and backlogged materials, creating archival enclosures for fragile items, and conducting research about library items or topics. Additionally, there may be opportunities to assist with exhibition activities, process archives, help with inventory, or contribute to metadata cleanup.
The Marketing + Communications Intern will learn how to promote the museum through audience development, media research and press pitching, advertising, online engagement, and more. Becoming familiar with a variety of museum communication channels—including eblasts, digital ads, printed invites and cards, social media, and more—the Intern will gain valuable experience in external relations while contributing to the growth and visibility of The Wolfsonian within the FIU community and beyond.
Working with the museum’s Registration department—the core team entrusted with safeguarding the institution’s collection, which ranges from paintings and sculpture to furniture and works on paper—the Intern will assist staff with projects related to collections care and records for new acquisitions. Tasks include object inventory, cataloguing, tracking, housing, handling, and packing, with additional emphasis on environmental monitoring and integrated pest management. Learning the policies and procedures related to the care, preservation, and documentation of the museum’s diverse object collection, the Intern will gain an overall understanding of the day-to-day responsibilities of a museum registrar.
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami(MOCA)
Contact: Ms. Amanda Covach, Curator of Education at ACovach@mocanomi.org
- Collections and Exhibition
- Museum Education and Community Outreach