Support Harn Internships
Your support of the following opportunities allows the Harn to award every intern a stipend during the academic year and in the summer, providing financial support for emerging professionals of all economic backgrounds.
Harn Internship Funds
Harn internships provide important opportunities for students to expand their intellectual development and professional skills, explore career interests, and engage with art while connecting with their peers, museum professionals and the local community. Through paid internships for museum roles in all departments, the Harn is dedicated to supporting the career development and training of future museum leaders, and fostering inclusive cultures that reflect the communities we serve.
Expanding Student Possibilities Fund
Gifts to this fund support paid internships for UF and Santa Fe College students of all majors working all across the museum. Harn interns are an important part of the museum’s day-to-day operations. They assist with projects in every department, including educational outreach, visitor engagement, membership and fundraising, marketing and communications, curatorial research, the digitization of the Harn’s collection, and more.
The Tim Joiner Memorial Internship
Tim Joiner worked at the Harn Museum of Art as a preparator and exhibition coordinator for 32 years. Tim’s kind, generous and inquisitive spirit will always be part of the fabric of the museum, and he is deeply missed by not only the Harn, but so many in our local community. Gifts to the Tim Joiner Memorial Internship Fund support interns working in the museum’s registration and preparation departments. Interns help oversee the care and maintenance of art and work with staff to prepare and install/de-install special exhibitions at the Harn.
Jalyn Imani Stallworth Internship Endowment
Jalyn Imani Stallworth graduated from the University of Florida in 2018 with honors in African American History and minors in Art History and Anthropology. A former Harn intern, Jalyn was an aspiring museum professional. Her family established this paid internship to honor her memory and support students who are interested in exploring career opportunities within the museum’s curatorial or education departments.
Mary M. James Student Inspiration Fund
Mary McLean James taught in southwest Alabama public schools for 42 years. She began her education career in a one-room school and retired as a high school English teacher. A dedicated educator, Mrs. James inspired many, including countless members of her family who also became teachers. The Mary M. James Student Inspiration Fund exists to honor her memory and supports paid internships in all departments at the Harn.
The Jacqueline Friel Fund Internship
The Jacqueline Friel Fund Internship was established by her family to celebrate the life of Jacqueline Friel. Gifts to this fund support the Museum University Student Educator (MUSE) program, including a paid internship, at the Harn Museum of Art. MUSEs come from all majors and collaborate with the Harn’s Education Department and docents to create and present dynamic activities and programs for their peers and community audiences.
The Laura and Kenneth Berns Docent Program Endowment
Established by Kenneth and Laura Berns to promote teaching and research opportunities for students, this fund supports interns working with the Harn’s Docent program. Docents are volunteer tour guides who lead visitors in engaging discussions about museum collections and exhibitions, and make public programs possible, including School Tours, Community Days, Tot Time and more.