internships at worcester art museum

Internships at the Worcester Art Museum require a 3 to 4 month time commitment. During this time, you will be responsible for assisting with a specific departmental project or projects that will allow you to learn across different areas of the Museum. A site supervisor will work with you to develop a project plan and provide mentorship and feedback on your work. All internships are unpaid. We are able to provide internships for credit if approved by your college or university. Our goal is to provide real-life museum experience in an educational environment.

Internship time offerings are semester-based: Fall semester, spring semester and summer semester.

Application Procedures

Applications not formatted to the following directions will not be acknowledged:

If applying by email all attachments must be in Microsoft Word format.

To apply for an internship prepare a single MS Word document containing:

  • A cover letter indicating the specific internship(s) or area of interest for which you are applying.
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Two references (personal or professional), including name, phone number and relationship. Please check the details of each internship for specific instructions regarding references.

The subject line of your email must include:

  • Your full name
  • The title of the internship(s) for which you are applying
  • The semester of the internship for which you are applying

Please contact with questions or to request a general internship application.

Internships Available

Division: Curatorial
Title: Medieval Art/Arms and Armor Intern

Purpose: Assist the Curator of Arms & Armor and Medieval Art with a variety of tasks while working with the Worcester Art Museum's national-level collection of early arms and armor. Interns acquire first-hand curatorial experience while working closely with museum professionals. Intern projects are developed based on the museum's needs and the intern's skills, and result in portfolio-quality products.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Exhibit development
  • Research and documentation of collection objects and their historical context
  • Interpretation of the collection through exhibits, public interaction, social media, video, etc.
  • Participation in a variety of curatorial functions

Qualifications and Education

  • Graduate or undergraduate program with significant coursework in relevant fields (e.g. museum studies, medieval studies, art history)
  • Strong research, writing and organizational skills
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, database knowledge preferred
  • Previous museum experience and foreign language knowledge a plus

Semester: Ongoing program, each internship lasts one semester (Fall, Spring, Summer). Fall semester applications are reviewed in August; Spring semester in November; Summer semester in March.
Hours: Flexible, typically 8-10 hours per week for Fall and Spring semester, 20-30 for Summer.
Schedule: Flexible, typically 1 to 2 weekdays between 10am-4pm for Fall and Spring semester. Work is either hybrid or fully remote.

Submit application to Please include the contact information for two references (personal or professional), including name, phone number, email, and relationship.