Each year, the Hood Museum of Art offers internships to Dartmouth students entering their senior year. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply for this tremendous professional and educational experience.
Hood Museum of Art internships are available in the following areas:
- Public relations
- Classical coins
These internships are designed to give an overview of the work of the museum. Interns meet as a group with staff members over the course of the year to learn more about the museum profession as a whole.
- Curatorial interns research objects, write labels and brochures, and assist with all other aspects of exhibition development.
- Programming interns work with staff to create engaging museum events and programs for Dartmouth students, including tours, gallery/studio activities, discussion groups, and parties.
- The public relations intern works with communications staff to promote museum events and activities, particularly to campus audiences.
- The Classical coins intern conducts research on the museum’s collection of Greek and Roman coins under the supervision of Professor Roberta Stewart.
In addition to working within their respective departments, most interns organize a unique Space for Dialogue installation. Working with Hood staff, interns determine a theme and identify objects, help design the installation, write labels and a brochure, and deliver a public gallery talk. As the Hood is under renovation and expansion this year interns will be working with the DALI lab to create virtual Space for Dialogue exhibitions using the Hood’s collection.
Commitment and Compensation
Hood internships require a commitment of ten hours per week during the fall, winter, and spring terms at a rate of $9.25 per hour.
The deadline for applications (cover letter and resume) is September 19, 2016, and interns begin work the week of October 10. Please indicate in your cover letter which internship(s) you are interested in.
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 to participate in the program as juniors. For questions about the internship program, feel free to call the museum at (603) 646-2808.
Applications can be submitted electronically by emailing them to Elizabeth Brown, assistant to the director, or mailed to Hood Internships, Hinman Box 6034, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755. Applications must be received at the museum by 4:30 p.m. on September 19, 2016.
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.