Internships provide hands-on practical experience for students interested in exploring the museum profession. Internships, for university students, are available for credit or no credit. An internship is 150 hours and must be completed over the normal course of the semester during normal business hours at the David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University.
Students interested in an internship should complete the online volunteer and internship application, and submit a resume, transcript, two professional and/or academic letters of reference with a cover letter stating your museum internship interests as they relate to your career goals. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Full-time students from any University with at least a 3.0 G.P.A. may apply. Typically no stipend is available.
Applications are accepted for the following times:
If the deadline falls on a weekend, please submit application materials on the Friday before. The internship program is competitive. Each student will be contacted in the month following the deadline for applications.
David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University internships are a project-based, prearranged, structured learning experience, scheduled within a specific time frame. They should be relevant to both the intern's stated academic and professional goals, and to the museum's needs and interests.
Note: Applicants are subject to a background check and must submit the Ball State University Background Check Consent and Release Form with their application.
Contact Tania Said for additional internship information. No phone calls please.
Please send internship application materials to:
Ms. Tania Said
Director of Education
David Owsley Museum of Art
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
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