College Students

There are many ways for Dartmouth students to become involved with the Hood, including the Museum Club, Museum Collecting 101, and our senior internships.


Admission to the museum and special exhibitions is always free. Visit on your own or with a friend! The museum has extended hours on Thursday and Friday evenings and is open until 8pm. Click here to view our open hours. 


Students are invited to attend the museum's wide range of lectures, gallery talks, films, and tours—all free and open to everyone. See our events calendar for details.

In addition, each year the museum hires two Dartmouth seniors to work as programming interns who create a wide range of events at the museum just for Dartmouth students. Special programs for students vary each term but often include:

  • tours of current exhibitions
  • small-group explorations of art in the galleries, followed by an opportunity to make art in our studio
  • museum-wide parties
  • behind-the-scenes programs with museum curators
  • Senior Tails at the museum
  • student study nights during reading periods

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and keep an eye out for campus-wide emails to learn when these special Dartmouth student events are taking place.


Senior Internships: Each year, the Hood Museum of Art offers internships to Dartmouth students entering their senior year. All majors are welcome! Research and promote great art, create student programs, and learn from museum professionals.

The Museum Club: Students of all class years and majors are invited to join the Museum Club. Serve as a bridge between the museum and the student body by planning fun events, promoting the Hood on campus, and advising Hood staff. 

Work-Study Opportunities: The museum has occasional openings for a variety of paid part-time student positions (averaging ten hours per week), including data entry for the permanent collection and clerical work in the administrative offices. These student part-time positions are advertised through Dartmouth's Student Employment Office.

If you are Dartmouth student who is interested in an unpaid volunteer position, please contact Amelia Kahl, associate curator of academic programming, via email or at (603) 646-4065.


Through Museum Collecting 101, a non-curricular course offered during either winter or spring terms, Dartmouth students from all backgrounds and majors take part in an exciting and important aspect of the museum: acquisitions.


We invite Dartmouth students from all majors and class years to pair works of art in the collection to songs by creating a "Look and Listen" playlist! Click here to see past playlist examples

Interested in creating your own playlist? Email Isadora Italia, campus engagement coordinator, to learn more.


The Center for Object Study is a place where Dartmouth students can come to study original works of art. If you are a Dartmouth student interested in making an appointment outside of a Dartmouth class, please contact Amelia Kahl, associate curator of academic programming.

If you are a faculty member interested in reserving a room in the center, please click here.