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.


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 the Hood Museum of Art on Facebook 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. Learn more and apply.

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. Learn more

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. Learn more about Museum Collecting 101!


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.


Every fall, students are invited to apply for the Peter D. Smith Student Initiative Fund, established for the support of student enterprises in the arts and funded by the Friends of the Hopkins Center and Hood Museum of Art to enable talented Dartmouth undergraduates to complete special projects in the arts.

Guidelines for Application
All applications are due in November every year to the Hopkins Center Director’s Office, Lower Level Wilson Hall. All application materials, including recommendations, must be submitted by the deadline.The fund makes up to $3,000 available to sponsor major original projects in the arts. Application is open to individual or group projects. Particular attention is paid to projects for which the Peter D. Smith Student Initiative Fund will be the primary source of funding.

The director of the Hopkins Center and the director of the Hood Museum of Art, acting as a committee, will select the project or projects to receive funds. They will determine the amounts to be granted and their decisions will be final.

Access the application form on the Hopkins Center website.