World of Work: ArtWorks High School Internship Program

ArtWorks is a 3-month hands-on paid internship program for high school students at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA), funded by a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission. ArtWorks interns will be exposed to a variety of museum departments and work under the mentorship of museum professionals and practicing artists.

Applications are due May 1, 2017.

Download the ArtWorks fact sheet and application form 


Internships for University Students

The museum regularly accepts practicum students for work in all departments of the museum.  Practicum credit is supported by the Arts and Administration Department and College of Education.  One credit hour for 3 hours of service is available each term, with a maximum of 3 credits per student per term. More information.

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art offers Laurel Award Internships which provide hands-on museum experience in education and curatorial. Graduate students interested in museum careers or in learning more about the functions of an art museum are invited to apply. Laurel Award Internships, available for one to three terms, are an ArH 609 graduate course, and carry 4-5 graduate credits per term. Interns must commit to at least fifteen hours per week to the Museum for which they receive full tuition reimbursement for each term selected.

Unpaid and paid internships are available for students interested in gaining experience at an art museum. Internships range from collections and curatorial to marketing and public relations, from teaching after-school art classes and developing curriculum resources for K-12 teachers to becoming ArtsBridge scholars.

ArtsBridge at the University of Oregon, part of the ArtsBridge America network, partners graduate and undergraduate student scholars in the visual and performing arts with local schools to provide high-quality arts education to K-12 school children.  ArtsBridge scholars are paid a stipend.  For more information or to apply, pleases contact Arthurina Fears, museum educator, or (541) 346-6443.

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