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Blanton Museum of Art Internship

Plan II offers an internship program at the Blanton Museum of Art that is designed to provide undergraduates with experience in the nature and operations of a major art museum. The experience gained by interns will benefit them in their own research projects, in possible graduate studies, and even as a career option in such fields as librarianship, museum studies, archival or curatorial work, as well as public affairs, marketing, public programming and event management.

The Plan II Intern will serve in the Blanton's education department and will rotate throughout the year to support multiple educators on its staff.  This will provide the Plan II Intern with a rare, comprehensive view of the museum education field and its many facets, including public programs, school and teacher programs, family and community programs, university programs, digital learning, and exhibition interpretation. The Intern will be invited to attend docent trainings and professional development programs designed for the museum's student workers. The Plan II Blanton Intern will have the opportunity to gain real world museum experience while contributing to a wide range of educational initiatives aimed at the museum's varied audiences.

No longer accepting applications for the 2019-20 intern position.

2020-2021 internship information will be available March 2020.

The 2018–19 Plan II Intern, Jaelynn Walls, is working on a video series called Art in Color that highlights contemporary artists of color in the Blanton’s collection. The video project will be presented at the 2019 Association of Art Historians Annual Conference as part of the panel, “Decolonising the Curriculum.” Jaelynn is also designing educational resources for school teachers and museum educators to accompany the videos. This research provides more in-depth contextual information on the featured artists to help school teachers and gallery docents prepare lessons and gallery experiences.

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    Austin, Texas, 78712-1250