Director’s Internship for HBCUs

Director’s Internship

For Students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Fostering diversity is one of the most important museum initiatives of our time, and the Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art has funded a paid internship for an undergraduate student enrolled at one of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities.

The intern will be matched with opportunities in a number of museum areas which may include curatorial, education, collections management, the library, development, or finance. Museum professionals serve as mentors to build on the learning experience, while the Director’s Intern joins other interns in cross-departmental experiences designed to offer an overview of the scope of a comprehensive museum like the CMA.

Applicants should submit a resume of education and employment, a list of relevant coursework, a 500-word essay about career goals, interest in museum, and reasons for applying, as well as two letters of recommendation to by March 15, 2012.

A short list of candidates will be contacted for phone interviews. Internship recipients will receive a stipend of $3000 for a full-time 8-week summer term internship (June 5–July 27).

Artwork: Go Down Death, 1934. Aaron Douglas (American, 1899–1979). Oil on Masonite;
121.9 x 91.5 cm. John L. Severance Fund and Gift of Prof. and Mrs. David C. Driskell 2005.181
Art © Heirs of Aaron Douglas/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY


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