380 South Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201

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Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

10 AM - 5 PM


noon - 5 PM


The Mississippi Museum of Art’s internship program provides undergraduate and graduate students with insight into the operations of a museum and offers interns invaluable hands-on experience. Positions are available during the spring, summer, and fall semesters and are unpaid, unless otherwise noted. Spring and fall internships are part-time (minimum 10 hrs. per week) and summer internships are full-time (40 hours per week) unless other arrangements are made with the supervisor.

To apply, please download the following:

Requirements and Application Procedures


Recommendation Form

Please note the following application deadlines:

Fall Semester: July 31

Spring Semester: November 30

Summer Semester: March 31

Academic credit may be available for internships, though credit is granted through a student’s university. Check with your academic advisor or registrar’s office for further information.

Available internships vary semester to semester, but please see below for a general description of each internship that might be available. Keep in mind that internships often include tasks and projects from different departments.

Exhibitions and Programs Intern

This position works closely with the exhibitions staff to research and/or write about topics for future exhibitions. Various preliminary exhibition development work may be explored such as locating potential loans, drafting paperwork, and developing checklists. Interns in this area may assist in preparation work for exhibitions such as matting/framing, painting, and assisting with exhibition installation. Other opportunities may arise in the programs department for developing/planning exhibition-related programs or assisting in research or other tasks related to creating exhibition catalogues.

Collections Management Intern

This position provides a “hands-on” opportunity to assist the Collections staff with various tasks related to the care of the museum’s collection. Intern projects include cataloging, inventorying, photographing, and tracking artwork. Other projects may include preventative conservation, assisting with the preparation of exhibitions offered through the museum’s affiliate network, and other registration duties related to installation / de-installation of exhibitions.

Education Intern

This position assists the education department with various projects related to its School Programs, Family & Interpretive Programs, Community Outreach Programs, & Studio Programs. Intern projects often include researching artists in the collection, developing interpretive matierals for various audiences, writing curriculum for K-12 teachers, and helping to plan ongoing educational programs.

Marketing/Public Relations Intern

This position provides support for the marketing/pr department in order to meet the Museum’s goals and objectives. Intern projects include conducting marketing research, tending to public and media relations, and implementing promotions for Museum events and exhibitions. Projects also may include drafting, editing, and distributing marketing materials, as well as producing content for the Museum’s blog.

Upcoming Events

Downtown Jazz

Thursday, July 24, 2014

7 – 9 PM

Mississippi Museum of Art

Downtown Jazz features performances by local and regional Jazz and Blues musicians in the Museum one Thursday evening each month. Enjoy live music in the presence of amazing art. Cost: $5 nonmembers, free for members, cash bar. Downtown Jazz is sponsored by Carroll Warren & Parker PLLC.

Music in the City

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

5:15 PM cash bar; 5:45 PM program

Mississippi Museum of Art, Trustmark Grand Hall

In partnership with St. Andrew's Cathedral, the Museum hosts Kenneth Graves and John Paul – Brahms Sonata in F Minor for piano and clarinet. This event is sponsored by Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A. Cost: Free, donations welcome

Performances of Voices of Freedom Summer by John Maxwell’s Fish Tale Group Theatre - AUG. 14-17

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Showtimes below

Mississippi Museum of Art

Join us at the Museum for a ticketed dramatic performance of Voices of Freedom by Frank Kuhn in conjunction with our current exhibition, This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement. Ticket prices: $15 in advance, $18 at the door; students $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased through the Fish Tale Group box office at 601-714-1414 or online at www.fishtalegroup.org. This event is a partnership with John Maxwell...