Gain Practical Experience

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.

Internship Availability

Harn Museum internships are available on an ongoing basis with three yearly application deadlines and selection periods. Internship candidates from all backgrounds, including students with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for Applications

Fall term internships due July 1.

Read through the specific internship options below in order to make your selection on the application.


Funded Internship Opportunities

The Harn offers several funded internship opportunities, including the Criser Internship, the Dixie Neilson Museum Studies Registration Internship, the Langley Internship (for School of Art + Art History students), the Mary M. James Student Inspiration Fund internship, the Jacqueline Friel Fund Internship, the Laura and Kenneth Berns Docent Program Endowment Internship, the Tim Joiner Memorial Internship and the Jalyn Imani Stallworth Internship. For details, please see the application instructions.

Fall 2024 Internship Opportunities (deadline: July 1, 2024):

Past Intern Project Descriptions (New descriptions coming June 1, 2024)
Specific requirements and time ranges are indicated within each project description. All applications must be digitally submitted via email to

  • Development

    The role of the Development Communications Intern is to support the mission and vision of the Harn Museum of Art by assisting with marketing, public relations, and communication activities related to the strategic goals and priorities of the Development/Membership team. This intern will work with the Assistant Director of Development to build relationships, boost engagement/membership and improve donor/member retention through coordinated communications, storytelling and impact reporting. This intern will assist in identifying, developing and collecting human- interest stories as related to donors, members and other key stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be a high-energy, creative and ambitious individual. Specific projects may include, but are not limited to writing content for Harn Partner Spotlights, Member News + Events Q&A (with Museum/University Staff, Curators, Volunteers, Interns, UF Faculty, Community Leaders, etc.) and Where Are They Now? Features, which highlight former Museum interns. This intern will work collaboratively with the Harn’s Marketing/PR team as well as other departments to share compelling stories through written word, photo, video, and infographics designed to inspire involvement and promote giving to the Annual Fund.

    Development Summer Project

  • Marketing and Public Relations

    Work closely with the Harn’s Communications Specialist to develop visual media for creative marketing content. Craft compelling visual narratives to inform, inspire and engage with a myriad of museum audiences. Collaborate heavily with others within the department to plan, capture and create vibrant video and photography for print, web and social media goals and campaigns.

    Photography Internship

  • Education

    This intern will work closely with education staff to develop and implement exhibition and collection-related art- making opportunities for family audiences both in and outside of the museum.

    Community Programs Summer Project

  • Registration

  • Horticulture

    The Horticulture Intern will learn and apply horticultural techniques while working one-on-one with the Landscape & Garden Coordinator in order to preserve and maintain the beauty and health of the Harn Museum’s garden spaces.


What’s the experience like?

Campus Engagement


“Working at the Harn has given me the opportunity to collaborate with people, and truly learn and appreciate exactly what goes into running a successful museum.”

Retail Management Intern


“I love working at the Harn because it’s a positive environment with room for growth and creativity.”



“I love having the opportunity to facilitate activities that allow the public to interact with exhibitions in a tactile way.”



“I feel so lucky to work with and learn more about, in my opinion, one of the best membership programs in the nation.”

Internship Questions?

Please contact us directly at with questions that may arise throughout the application process, including but not limited to inquiries related to accommodation needs.