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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 may be full-time or part-time depending on museum capacity.

To apply, please download the following:

Please note the following application deadlines:

Fall Semester: August 31
Semester: November 30
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 daily 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 materials for various audiences, helping to plan ongoing educational programs, and other daily tasks within the education department.

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

Unburied Treasures: Cover to Cover

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

5:30 PM cash bar; 6 PM program

Mississippi Museum of Art

This humanities series is comprised one-hour programs at the Mississippi Museum of Art in downtown Jackson. This month’s featured artwork is Clarence John Laughlin, The Enigma, 1941, 1941 negative, 1973 print. gelatin silver print. The featured books are Ghosts Along the Mississippi by Clarence John Laughlin (New York: Bonanza Books, 1961) and Clarence John Laughlin: Prophet without Honor, by A. J. Meek (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2007). David Kaplan, who is curating an exhibition of Clarence John Laughlin...

Museum After Hours Pop Up

Thursday, December 18, 2014

5:30 – 7:30 PM

Mississippi Museum of Art

Each month, we open the Museum doors after hours and partner with local artists, musicians, and other organizations for a one-night pop up exhibition and social event. These partnerships give exposure to working artists, musicians, and organizations and help foster collaboration among creatives and entrepreneurs. Funding for Museum After Hours is provided by The Clarion-Ledger Media Group and Gannett Foundation. Cost: Free to the public; cash bar For information about how you can get involved...

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, December 19, 2014

10:30 AM

Mississippi Museum of Art

This educational opportunity for children up to five and their parents emphasizes creative play and literacy through a hands-on art activity and story time. (Hoot, a friendly owl, is the Museum’s education mascot.) Please dress for mess! 45-minute program. Support for this program is provided in part by Trustmark. Cost: Free to the public.