2014–15 Hood Museum of Art Interns, left to right: Alexandra H. Johnson, Programming, Class of 1954 Intern; Adria R. Brown, IMLS Special Project Intern; Bay Lauris ByrneSim, Curatorial, Mellon Special Project Intern; Laura M. Dorn, Curatorial, Homma Family Intern; Olivia S. Field, Public Relations, Kathryn Conroy Intern; Elissa Watters, Curatorial, Levinson Intern; Taylor R. Payer, Programming, Kathryn Conroy Intern. Not pictured: Singer Horse Capture, IMLS Special Project Intern. Photo by Lesley Wellman.
Public relations intern Maggie Tierney ’14 gives a gallery talk in an installation she organized at the museum.
Each year, the Hood Museum of Art offers internships to Dartmouth students entering their senior year. Students from all majors and backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this tremendous professional and educational experience. Internships are available in the following areas:
• Special Project Internship for Native American Students (see additional information below)
These internships are designed to give an overview of the work of the museum, and interns meet as a group with staff members to learn more about the museum profession as a whole. Due to the fact that the museum will be closing for renovation and expansion, curatorial and programming interns will work during the fall term only and will not create A Space for Dialogue installations. Native American Special Project interns will work for three terms during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Hood senior internships require a commitment of 10 hours per week at a rate of $9.25 per hour. The deadline for applications (cover letter and resume) is April 27, 2015, and hired interns will begin work at the start of fall term. Please indicate in your cover letter which internship(s) you are interested in.
Applications can be submitted electronically by emailing them to Kate.M.George@Dartmouth.edu or as printed versions delivered to the museum offices or sent to Hood Internships, Hinman Box 6034, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755. Applications need to be received at the museum by 4:30 p.m. on the due date. Students who plan to do a senior thesis are strongly discouraged from applying for these internships, due to the significant time commitment that each entails. Art history majors who intend to complete a thesis during their senior year may apply as juniors. For questions about the internship program, feel free to call the museum at (603) 646-2808.
Special Project Internship for Native American Students
The Hood Museum of Art has been awarded a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency, to digitize the Native American art and material culture collections. As part of this grant, the museum received funding to hire a Native American special project intern to assist the staff working on the project. The intern will help with feedback on the design and organization of a special website for the Native American collections and communicate about the collections with other Dartmouth Native American students and tribal museums across the country. The internship will involve drafting letters and making phone calls to tribal museums and archives, as well as organizing sessions with Dartmouth students and alumni about the collections. This year we are hiring one intern. The position is open to first-year through senior-year Native students and will require a working schedule of 10 hours a week for three terms during the 2015-2016 academic year.
For more information about the internship program, quotes from past interns about their experiences, and current careers in the arts held by former interns, click on:
The Hood Museum of Art thanks the generous alumni and parents who have given endowments that fund many of the museum's senior internships: the Class of 1954 Internship, the Homma Family Internship, the Kathryn Conroy Internship, the Levinson Internship, and the Mellon Special Project Internship.
Last Updated: 4/6/15