Join the Mead Art Museum for an immersive summer internship experience. This position is designed for a curious thinker who is passionate about arts and culture. This is an entry-level internship that offers Amherst students training and direct experience in all aspects of museum work.

As a summer intern at the Mead, you will have the opportunity to work across museum departments, including the director’s office, education, and marketing and public programs. In addition to training and a broad introduction to the Mead’s functions, intern projects may include

  • conducting donor research & outreach
  • assisting in budgeting projects
  • managing special research projects for upcoming museum initiatives, including art and science collaborations and public art
  • helping with preparation and production of exhibition interpretation materials
  • staffing museum events
  • conceiving and executing a community event
  • managing social media campaigns
  • designing print materials for upcoming events and programs
  • assisting with audio and video content production
  • participating in weekly staff meetings

No experience in the arts is required, but a positive attitude, enthusiasm, attention to detail, and desire to learn is a must!


  • These positions are eligble for funding through the CCE & Career Center.
  • Intensive training in museum work, including gallery teaching, event planning, research and writing, print design, budget management, working with collections and living artists
  • Grow a network of arts & museum professionals.
  • Intern field trips! Engage with arts and culture by visiting cool museums.
  • This is a mentorship opportunity as much as it is an internship. Your supervisors are art-loving, fun, and friendly. They want to support you and make sure you have a great summer experience!

You will leave this internship with:

  • A sense of how museums work
  • Knowledge of the Mead’s art collection—no art history background required
  • Strong office communication skills
  • Familiarity with museum teaching techniques that can be applied in any educational context
  • Deeper understanding of the relationships between museums and their broader communities


  • Preferred start date: June 4
  • Mon - Fri., 35 hours / week for 8 weeks
  • Funded through CCE & Career Center (deadline for funding: April 1)
  • Eligible for campus housing (must apply independently)
  • Possibility of extending work into the fall semester as a student museum educator or education intern

To apply:

  • Please send a resume and a paragraph telling us why you’re interested in interning at the Mead to Interim Assistant Museum Educator Jocelyn Edens ( by Sunday March 25

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