Self-Directed Internships

The Career and Civic Engagement Center will provide funding for four summer positions for students who wish to intern in museums, galleries, or other arts organizations. These grants will enable you to explore the field of Museum Studies and enhance your education with the practical experiences of a summer internship. To apply for this summer grant, you will need to identify a museum, gallery, or arts organization that will sponsor your internship. Bryn Mawr’s Special Collections is one option for this summer internship.

Center funding is available for unpaid summer internships that involve at least 30 hours of work a week for eight to 10 weeks (or, a minimum of 240 hours). Students must secure the internship before they apply. Internships should take place sometime between the end of the spring semester and the resumption of classes for the fall semester. Placements may be in any field, both in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. The key requirement is that the internship provide the student meaningful and educational experience that can contribute to one’s academic, career, and/or personal interests.

The deadline for applications is March 27. Students are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

Contact Us

Department of Museum Studies

101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899

Monique Scott, Director of Museum Studies
Phone: 610-526-5084

Margaret Kelly, Administrative Support Staff
Phone: 610-526-5334