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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

Homeschool Day at the Museum: The Mississippi Story

Thursday, January 15, 2015

9:30 AM – noon

Mississippi Museum of Art

A day at the Museum specially designed for homeschool children and their families. Students will experience a guided tour of The Mississippi Story, learn through a hands on studio art activity, make connections with art and literacy. Homeschool Day activities are standards-based and interdisciplinary in nature. All participants will receive materials to extend the lesson at home. Available to homeschool families with children ages 4 through 12. Pre-registration is required and must be completed by January 8, 2015 – register...

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, January 16, 2015

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. Cost: Free to the public.

Music in the City

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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 Taylis Fernandez and John Paul – Beethoven Sonata for piano and cello in A Major. This event is sponsored by Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A. Cost: Free, donations welcome