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 Lillian Thomason Gemar internship in the Education and Exhibits Department and the McGee Foundation Curatorial internship in the Curatorial Department.

Applicants are welcome to apply for both the Lillian Thomason Gemar Education Internship and the McGee Foundation Curatorial Internship. If you are interested in both, please specify this in your application letter.

Art Leadership Scholarship

The National Museum of Wildlife Art annually offers one scholarship of $2500 to a Teton County high school senior whose passion for fine art and design has motivated them to improve their skills and share their talents with others. The student should be planning to continue their study of art and design at the college level. Specific type of contribution is listed below.
Value: $2500

Download Application

Completed applications must be sent by March 1, 2016 to:
National Museum of Wildlife Art
ATTN: Grace Davis
P.O. Box 6825
Jackson, WY 83002

Lillian Thomason Gemar Education Internship

Application deadline: February 1, 2016 (postmarked by deadline)
$6,000 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 work with hands-on projects, assessment, and opportunities to develop projects.

McGee Foundation Curatorial Internship

Application deadline: February 1, 2016 (postmarked by deadline)
$6,000 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 McGee Foundation & Lillian Thomason Gemar 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 McGee Curatorial 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 $500 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

ContactBronwyn MintonAssociate Curator of Art and Research

For more information on the Lillian Thomason Gemar Education Internship, please contact:
Grace Davis, Assistant Curator of Education & Exhibits

ContactGrace DavisAssistant Curator of Education & Exhibits


Photography at the Summit

 The National Museum of Wildlife Art is able to offer two scholarships to local high school students to attend the Photography at the Summit workshop during September 27 – October 2 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM each day. Students spend each morning with the workshop instructors and spend the afternoons in the field or attending optional classes.
Students must be willing/able to get excused from their regular school schedule for a week to attend.

Students are encouraged to bring whatever equipment they are familiar with however, Photography at the Summit will also have equipment on loan during the week.

To apply for one of the two scholarships, students must describe how this program would contribute to their goals and explain their background in photography. Click to download the application.

Their responses along with two letters of recommendation should be sent to gdavis@WildlifeArt.org. Deadline is Wednesday, September 23, 2015.

ContactGrace DavisAssistant Curator of Education & Exhibits

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