Museum Education Internship

The Museum Education Internship is a paid internship program within the Education Department of the Kemper Art Museum. The purpose of the internship is to provide opportunities to interdisciplinary students from historically underrepresented groups to actively participate in the museum field by contributing to the Kemper Art Museum’s educational programs. The semester-long internship (10–12 hours/week) is designed to offer a Washington University student professional training in museum education, including researching, designing, teaching, and evaluating gallery lessons and interpretive materials for university audiences. The candidate will help strengthen the Museum’s university engagement by developing learning initiatives that build relationships across the Washington University campus. In addition, the internship will culminate in a special project that supports the Museum’s mission of providing innovative object-based learning for diverse audiences and that complements the student’s academic and professional interests. The candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary intellectual environment, collaborating across departments to realize their project and gaining exposure to curatorial research, the Museum’s scholarly publications program, marketing and visitor services, and behind-the-scenes operations. The selected student will be invited to attend staff meetings and public programs as their schedule allows.

Eligibility and Requirements

The internship is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at Washington University in St. Louis. Students in the Association of Black Students, Asian American Association, Association of Latin American Students, PRIDE, and multicultural student groups, as well as Enterprise, TRiO, Rodriguez, and Ervin scholar groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should be in good standing at Washington University, making satisfactory progress toward their degree. Students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA for the duration of the internship and will need the approval of their academic advisor.

Applications for the spring 2021 internship have closed.

Please direct any questions about the internship to Meredith Lehman, head of museum education, at or 314.935.7918.


Support for this internship is provided by Women and the Kemper and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity.