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Internships are offered in all museum departments with the goal of providing professional experience and growth opportunities. With guidance from museum professionals, interns gain practical experience by working on projects and programs. In addition, the museum benefits from the contributions made by interns. Past interns have gone on to other internships or careers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum, among others. Internships require participants to complete a specific number of hours per week. During these hours, interns complete the objectives of specific target projects and daily departmental assignments. Harn Museum internships are available on an ongoing basis with three yearly application deadlines and selection periods.
The Harn offers two funded internship opportunities: The Criser Internship and the Dixie Neilson Museum Studies Registration Internship. For details, please see the application instructions.
Deadline for Applications
Fall term internships due June 1.
Spring term internships due October 15.
Summer term internships due March 15.
Intern Project Descriptions
Specific requirements and time ranges are indicated within each project description.
Funded Internships Available this Summer
The Criser Internship (for Rental Events applicant) and the Dixie Neilson Museum Studies Registration Internship are available.
I enjoyed working at the Harn even as a full- time intern. I was able to capitalize on the extra time and one-on-one engagement with different curators. I definitely strengthened my skills by working as an intern and also developed a greater level of confidence in my ability to curate in the future.
The Harn is a place that fosters education and a sense of community. I value being a part of this community as an intern, UF student and lover of art. The opportunities and fun here are endless!
During my internship, I worked on an engaging, immersive project with Susan Cooksey that gave me valuable insight into curatorial work in a museum. It is wonderful to be a part of the Harn community because of the warm encouragement and support we all give each other.
At my internship, I lead the MUSE team to develop activities for Museum Nights. Working with this team of awesome and diverse UF students helped me grow my leadership and teamwork skills. I also received great support from the entire staff as well as the other interns and it was overall a very empowering experience. Most of all, I learned that people love to engage with, discuss and learn about art if you give them right context to do so.