Established in 2007 by the Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology, this eight-week internship is awarded every summer to Willamette University juniors, seniors, and recent graduates who have not yet entered graduate school. Preference is given to students who have completed a semester-based internship at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. The internship provides students (especially those with an interest in museum careers) with a unique, hands-on introduction to the curatorial, educational, operational, and preparatory structure of a small university art museum. Interns will work on a variety of projects depending on the museum’s needs, give gallery talks, and conduct original research on a specific object(s) in the museum’s collection with the guidance of a faculty advisor. This research will culminate in a paper, educational materials and exhibition labels as needed by the museum, and if possible, a public presentation on campus during the following academic year.
This internship represents a full-time commitment - 40/hours per week for 6 weeks. It involves working at the museum on a variety of projects as well as undertaking an independent research project with a specific outcome. The intern will be paid an hourly wage (total student payment will not exceed $2,500 per internship). Faculty Advisor Stipend: $500.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are moving back the start date of the internship to July 1.
We are also extending the application deadline to May 11, 2020.
Internships will only be awarded under the condition that current restrictions can be lifted by May 20.
Students interested in applying for the Internship in Museology at the HFMA must fill out the Application Form and must write a research proposal as described on the form. These materials along with a current transcript (unofficial is fine) must be submitted electronically (as .pdf files) by the specified deadline. In addition, at least two weeks prior to the deadline, applicants must alert their proposed faculty sponsor and the museum's Director or Collection Curator regarding the necessary recommendation forms (listed below) to be submitted separately by these individuals in support of the application:
Questions, please contact: Reyna Meyers
Administrative Program Coordinator for the Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology
- A paper generated by the student intern.
- Educational materials and exhibition labels as needed by the museum.
- If possible, a public presentation on campus during the following academic year.
- A one page report from the faculty advisor.