Museum Education Internship

Now accepting applications

The Museum Education Internship is a paid, semester-long internship program in the Education Department of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. The purpose of the internship is to provide opportunities to explore the arts, museum education, and the museum field more broadly for Washington University undergraduate and graduate students from historically underrepresented groups. The intern contributes to the Kemper Art Museum’s educational programs by researching, designing, teaching, and evaluating gallery lessons, digital learning resources, and arts-based programs. The candidate helps develop learning initiatives for a core audience area: K–12, youth and family, or university.

The internship culminates in a special project that supports the Museum’s mission of providing innovative, participatory object-based learning and that complements the intern’s academic and professional interests. Past projects have included designing and leading class tours, creating virtual tours and educational videos on artworks, researching and leading public talks on the collection, and researching and designing programs for intergenerational audiences.

The candidate is an active part of an interdisciplinary intellectual environment, collaborating across departments as well as participating in a professional development series that gives exposure to the Museum’s curatorial research, scholarly publications program, marketing and visitor services, and behind-the-scenes operations with registration, security, visitor services, and art handling and installation. The selected student attends 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 with an interest in the arts. 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, Ervin scholar groups, and former Chancellor Career Fellows 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.

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

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Support for this internship is provided by Women and the Kemper.