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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 2019-2020 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.

Now accepting applications for the 2019-20 intern position.

Applications due March 29.

To Apply

Candidates should submit the following materials through the Box Submission widget:

  • Resume (please include GPA, your major/academic pursuits, and employment history)
  • Cover letter addressing your interests and qualifications
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Contact information for two additional references
  • Short sample of academic writing (no more than 10 pages)

The internship will run with the academic year, September to May. A stipend of $1500 per semester will be provided by the Plan II Honors Program, for which the student is expected to work 10 hours per week. The position is not benefits-eligible. The student must be registered for a minimum of twelve* hours of coursework and be able to work in the U.S. without restrictions in order to be eligible to receive the stipend. In addition, students may earn academic credit through the internship courses offered by Liberal Arts Career Services.

 Plan II students interning at the Blanton in past years have worked in a variety of areas including special creative projects, events and development, and educational programs.

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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*Students in their graduating semester may be registered for six (6) hours of coursework and employed as an intern. If you believe you will be eligible to take 6 credit hours during the spring 2020 semester, please plan to discuss this option further with Katie O'Donnell, Plan II Academic Advisor, before applying.

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