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Internships at the Wadsworth Atheneum

Internships will be posted as they become available.

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art offers a variety of internship opportunities to undergraduate, graduate, and recently graduated students during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The Internship Program is designed to introduce students interested in pursuing a career in the museum field to the inner workings of an encyclopedic art museum under the guidance of experience museum professionals.

Academic Credit
Internships may be taken for credit. It is the responsibility of the intern to request academic credit and coordinate fulfilling credit requirements with their college or university, their museum mentor, and the Internship Coordinator.

During the Summer 2017, funding is available for a Summer Diversity Intern. This funded internship is intended to attract a candidate who is underrepresented in the corps of museum and arts professionals. This is a paid, full-time position for 8-10 weeks to work on any of the available internship positions listed below.

Internships are unpaid unless otherwise specified.

Summer 2017 Internships

Facilities Internship (posted April 3, 2017)

The Facilities Department seeks an intern who is interested in learning the systems side of facilities management and operations. This position work with Microsoft Office products such as Excel to gather information and enter the information into newly developed spreadsheets. The information gathered will consist of information such as building-wide lighting and the description of mechanical systems. Various other duties as assigned.

Time Commitment: 20 hours per week for 8 weeks.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest in any engineering discipline with an attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2017
See “How to Apply for an Internship” below.

How to Apply for an Internship at the Wadsworth Atheneum

Candidates must submit the following materials:

  1. A complete Internship Application Cover Sheet, which can be found here.
  2. A current resume or CV confirming the eligibility requirements and listing relevant professional experience and academic work.
  3. A statement of interest, describing in 500 words or less the applicant’s reasons and qualifications for the position, and how this internship is relevant to the achievement of future career goals.
  4. A writing sample, three to five pages in length.
  5. Official academic transcript(s). Transcripts must be sent directly from the applicant’s college or university.
  6. Two letters of recommendation. Letters must be sent directly from the individual making the recommendation.
  7. A Diversity Statement should be submitted if the applicant wishes to apply for Diversity Intern Funding.

Please send all materials except for official academic transcripts to with the subject line SUMMER 2017 Internship Application.

Official academic transcripts should be sent to:

Internship Coordinator
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Questions may be directed to (860) 838-4060 or

Questions or Comments?

Internship Coordinator
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 838-4060