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Interns

The Alliance has compiled this set of internship resources from amongst its offerings.

Access and Equity in Museum Internships: A Case Study

In this blog post from the Center for the Future of Museums, Holly M. Crawford, education specialist at the El Segundo Museum of Art (ESMoA) shares how her museum, and others, are helping create employment pathways for people with disabilities.

Hosting Remote Internships: Successes, Challenges, and Thoughts for the Future

This Alliance blog post written by Emily Shield, Public Programs Coordinator, Chrysler Museum of Art discusses the switch from in-person to remote, while maintaining the integrity and purpose of an internship and gaining hands-on professional experience.

Resources for the Museum Industry to Discuss the Issue of Unpaid Internships

The Alliance shares a set of resources regarding the issue of unpaid internships, and its implications for the diversity of museum professionals, now and in the future.

Seven Tips for Starting an Equitable and Inclusive Internship Program

In this blog post, Ayanna Reed, Director of Human Resources at the Oakland Museum of California, shares some helpful guidelines on making internships more equitable and inclusive.

Talking About Museums and Internships

Dr. Nicole Ivy, former Director of Inclusion at AAM writes about making internships more inclusive and diverse in this Center for the Future of Museums blog post.

The Power of a Paid Internship Creating Pathways to Careers in Museums

In this Alliance blog post, Makeba Clay, Senior Diversity Fellow for the American Alliance of Museums shares some insight on why it is important to pay interns for their work.

Tips for Hosting Virtual Museum Internships

The Alliance shares this tipsheet on hosting virtual museum internships. The sheet includes some examples of different types of virtual internships for collections, curatorial, educational programming, and marketing projects.

Virtual Internships Are Here to Stay

Mattie Schloetzer, Program Administrator, Internships and Fellowships at the National Gallery of Art provides some helpful information on why virtual internships can help broaden and deepen engagement with this core function of museums.

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