David Owsley Museum of Art

Internship Program

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 a minimum 150 hours per semester and must be completed over the usual course of the semester or summer during the normal business hours of the David Owsley Museum of Art. 

BSU 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. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The internship is paid $7.25 per hour for at least 10 hours per week.


Applications deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall Internship: June 15
  • Spring Internship: October 15
  • Summer Internship: February 15

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: Selected interns are subject to a background check and will be asked to complete a Ball State University Background Check Consent and Release Form.

Submit completed applications and materials by email to Tania Said with the subject line "Internship Program" or by mail to:
ATTN: Tania Said
David Owsley Museum of Art, AR 216
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306-0216

David Owsley Museum of Art
2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Fine Arts Building, Ball State University
Muncie , IN 47306

Hours: Mon–Fri: 9 a.-4:30 p., Sat-Sun: 1:30-4:30 p.
Phone: 765-285-5242
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