2022 Havner Curatorial Internship at Crystal Bridges


Friday, January 7, 2022 (All day)

The Havner Curatorial Summer Internship at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is a paid internship and opportunity to gain first-hand experience in a curatorial department and exposure to the workings of a major American art museum. Havner Interns will work one on one with a member of the curatorial team and assist with exhibition projects, develop interpretation, including writing labels for collections objects and conduct research on objects in the collection. Interns are expected to work with the full scope of the collection, which spans the 18th century through today. Crystal Bridges has a robust summer internship program across all departments, and Havner Interns will be welcomed into this community of colleagues. Through orientation, discussions and/or meetings, Havner Interns will gain knowledge of many museum departments. Havner Interns will expand upon their academic training and work to apply their knowledge and skills in professional ways.

This internship is open to current undergraduate juniors & seniors as well as current graduate first and second year students. This 8-week summer internship commences on June 6, 2022 and ends July 29, 2022. The intern is expected to work 35 hours per week. The stipend is paid biweekly. Pay rate for undergraduate students is $13/hr. Pay for graduate students is $14/hr. Housing near Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is provided. Three intern positions are available for Summer 2022. Application page.  Applications are due Friday January 7, 2022

Crystal Bridges is committed to an equitable, inclusive, and diverse cohort of interns and aims to provide training for the next generation of museum professionals. Students representing ethnically underrepresented groups in the curatorial field are encouraged to apply.

 How To Apply

 Please include the following attachments with your application

  • Submit a current CV/resume
  • Submit a one-page cover letter answering the following:
  • State your current year in school and identify your areas of interest
  • How would an internship at Crystal Bridges advance your education and career goals?
  • As stated above, Crystal Bridges is committed to an equitable, inclusive, and diverse cohort of interns. Please describe how your work contributes to these values