MUSE 610

Graduate Internship

This full-time internship (35 hours per week completed over 12 weeks) places students in a museum setting where they complete a major project under the guidance of an on-site museum supervisor and a museum studies faculty member (project areas might include: collections management, project management, technology, research, community outreach, visitor services, educational programming, fund raising, public relations, curating of exhibitions, among other fields). This is an on-line course and may be completed remotely in a location of the student’s choice. For those wishing to intern in the San Francisco Bay Area, partner organizations include: the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (De Young Museum and Legion of Honor), the San Francisco Museum of Modern art (SFMOMA), the California Academy of Sciences, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Exploratorium, the Museum of Craft and Design, the National Japanese-American Historical Society, the Walt Disney Family Museum, the SFO Museum and many others. Students design and execute a project relating theory to practice as part of their internship experience and craft a Final Report and digital portfolio to share and analyze their findings.