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Hood Museum of Art
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

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Senior Internships

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2013-14 Hood Museum of Art Interns, left to right: Julia G. McElhinney, Curatorial, Class of 1954 Intern; Jessica R. Womack, Programming, Levinson Intern; Sara E. Trautz, Curatorial, Mellon Special Project Intern; Wing Yee (Winnie) Yoe, Curatorial, Homma Family Intern; Margaret (Maggie) E. Tierney, Public Relations, Kathryn Conroy Intern; Xinyue Guo, Programming, Kathryn Conroy Intern.

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Programming Intern Xinyue Guo '14 leads a discussion about prints by Pablo Picasso.

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:

• Curatorial
• Programming
• Public Relations
• 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 over the course of the year to learn more about the museum profession as a whole. In addition, most interns organize a unique A Space for Dialogue installation that involves selecting and researching objects from the museum’s collection, writing a brochure and labels, and giving a public gallery talk.

Hood senior internships require a commitment of 10 hours per week during the fall, winter, and spring terms at a rate of $9.00 per hour. The deadline for applications (cover letter and resume) is April 28, 2014, 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 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 received 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 two Native American special project interns to assist the staff working on the project. These interns will help with feedback on the design and organization of a special web portal 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. The interns will also help set up video interviews on the collections. The internship is open to first-year through senior year Native students and will require a working schedule of 10 hours a week per term for fall, winter, and spring terms of the academic year 2014-15. In 2015-16, the museum will also hire two interns to work on this project, so students unable to apply for the internship for 2014-15 due to other commitments will have the opportunity to apply the following 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:

Hood Museum of Art Senior Internships (pdf)

A Space for Dialogue

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: 4/15/14