The Crystal Bridges Internship Program is designed to provide diverse internship opportunities for a range of students, from rising high school seniors to graduate students completing their PhDs.
Crystal Bridges internships present an invaluable opportunity to experience the professional museum field first-hand in one of the nation’s leading institutions. In addition to working in their primary job area, all interns experience a comprehensive overview of museum departments, providing a big-picture understanding of the many museum career options available.
As a Crystal Bridges intern, you will receive valuable on-the-job training with museum professionals in an encouraging and supportive environment. You will gain skills, build relationships, and garner experience that will help you become a successful museum professional.
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Types of Internships Available
Opportunity Delta: High School Residential Internship Program
Rising Seniors attending Phillips County High Schools are invited to apply for this six-week summer residential program. Ten students are selected annually. Residential Mentors supervise and coordinate activities for the students while in residence.
College Residential Internships
Graduate and/or undergraduate students may apply to participate in an eight- to ten-week curatorial internship. Housing and stipends are provided. Funding for these programs has been provided by the Havner Scholarship Fund, the Mellon Foundation in conjunction with Spelman College, and Crystal Bridges in support of Fisk University.
College Non-Residential Internships
Graduate and/or undergraduate students from institutions of higher education around the country may apply to fill a wide variety of internship roles available throughout the Museum.