Internship Opportunities

The National Museum of Wildlife Art Education Department offers two internship opportunities for individuals interested in gaining better knowledge and hands-on experience in museum studies.

We are currently accepting application for the internship in the Education and Exhibits Department and the internship in the Curatorial Department.

Applicants are welcome to apply for both the Education Internship and the Curatorial Internship. If you are interested in both, this will require two separate applications to the appropriate contact person.

Education Internship

Application deadline: February 1, 2016 (postmarked by deadline)

$7,200 stipend for a 12 week internship

A challenging internship for Summer 2016 for a graduate level student interested in the field of museum education. The internship focuses on education and exhibits, including management of Open Studio, gallery maintenance, audience engagement, as well as a self-selected project. Applicants with experience in informal teaching, printmaking, public programming, and design are encouraged to apply.  

Curatorial Internship

Application deadline: February 1, 2016 (postmarked by deadline)

$7,200 stipend for a 12 week internship

The Curatorial Internship is offered to a graduate level student who will gain qualitative experience in preparation for a future career in museums or an art-related field. The internship is focused on curatorial projects and provides hands-on museum experience while providing support to the Curatorial Department. Previous projects have included research, writing, and exhibit planning.

Application Procedure for Internships

Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The candidate may arrange for academic credit through his/her college or university. The Museum will provide letters of reference and necessary documentation as required by the institution. It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide his/her own transportation and housing during the duration of the internship.

Selected candidates will be notified by March 1, 2016.

There are no application forms. Application letters should be typed and must include the following:

  • Name, home and school addresses, and telephone numbers
  • Full resume of education and employment, including list of art history and other relevant courses taken, and foreign languages spoken and/or written
  • Two letters of academic recommendation
  • One letter of character recommendation
  • Official school transcripts (unofficial transcripts will not be accepted)
  • Essay or letter of intent of five hundred words or less describing the applicant’s career goals, interest in museum work, specific areas of interest within the Museum, reason for applying to the Internship Program, and how applicant’s background and experience will benefit the Museum through this internship

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Please mail your application to the Museum at the address below:

National Museum of Wildlife Art
PO Box 6825
Jackson, WY 83002

The preferred period of the internship will be 12 continuous weeks, but no less than eight continuous weeks. The pre-agreed term of the internship will take into consideration the individual circumstances of the intern. The internship will provide a weekly stipend of $600 per week based on hours worked. The internships should begin by June 15.

For more information on the McGee Foundation Curatorial Internship, please contact:

Bronwyn Minton, Associate Curator of Art and Research

For more information on the Lillian Thomason Gemar Education Internship, please contact:

Grace Davis, Assistant Curator of Education & Exhibits

The Studio Project

The National Museum of Wildlife Art and the Art Association are collaborating to present Teton County teens the opportunity to participate in a free art enrichment program February – May 2016. This program offers local high school students the opportunity to explore materials and processes not readily available in their classrooms. Students will be exposed to working artists and designers, teaching skills in printmaking and glass as well as portfolio building, branding, and sales of work. The program will culminate in a large-scale, public art installation. The program will take place on Mondays from 6 – 8 pm, excluding February 15, March 28, and April 4.

To apply for the program, students fill out an application found here.

For more information, please email michelle@artassociation.org.

Deadline is Friday, January 1, 2016.

Our educational programs are made possible through the continuing commitment of dedicated supporters. We thank them for their generous contributions.