The UMFA Internship Program builds the skills of college juniors and seniors, recent graduates, graduate students, and beginning museum professionals. UMFA interns are provided with the opportunity to build their resumes, gain valuable behind-the-scenes experience, and work with professional staff members to complete museum projects and initiatives.
The Museum offers two or three sessions of internships per year that follow the University of Utah's semester-based calendar: Spring, Summer, or Fall. Summer Semester internships last 12 weeks, while Fall or Spring Semester internships last 15 weeks. Internships are available in numerous Museum departments, including collections, curatorial, programming, education, marketing, and more. Unless otherwise indicated, internships DO NOT include a stipend.
Once accepted, each intern is placed in a specific museum department and assigned a museum mentor. They are expected to work an average of six to ten hours per week, and are required to attend a series of enrichments that allow them to interact with the UMFA's Director, department heads, and professional staff, gaining comprehensive exposure to the Museum's operations. UMFA interns are also invited to attend the UMFA's general staff meetings and their assigned department's staff meetings.
UMFA interns who are also current University of Utah students may apply for a $500 scholarship during the semester they serve as an intern.
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPRING 2014
November 11, 2013
Institutional Protection Research Intern
The Security Department at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) is writing an assessment report to provide valuable information for the UMFA and the University administration. The assessment report will have the potential to assist UMFA in obtaining grants for future building improvements and staff training. The intern will be assisting the Security Manager in writing and editing the report. In this process an intern will learn about institutional protection, safety, security, building design, and law enforcement trends. This will be great experience for someone interested in team management, architecture, or security design. This internship might appeal to an architect, electrical or civil engineer, someone interested in a law enforcement career, or someone seeking a degree in social work. The intern will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement, as the details of the report cannot be released, but the skills learned can be utilized to further your design or law enforcement career. Applicant must be familiar with MS Word and Excel. With your application and resume please provide a sample of your professional / educational report writing skills. Applicant will need to pass a background check prior to beginning work on this project.
Development and Communications Intern
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) seeks a development and communications intern with excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team on multiple projects. Must be highly organized, self-motivated, and reliable. Expertise in still photography, videography, and/or video editing a plus. Finalists will be asked to submit samples of written or photographic work.
The intern will report to the UMFA's public relations and marketing manager and the executive assistant to the executive director. 15-20 hours a week. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in a fun and creative professional environment.
Public School Outreach Program Research Intern
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts' Department of Education and Engagement seeks an intern to assist with a number of research projects for the Public School Outreach Program. The intern will research Museum objects, artists, cultures and time periods in order to provide support for new programs including exhibition development, in-class presentations, and designing curricular resources for teachers. Experience in Education and writing lesson plans is preferred. Candidates should be detail-oriented, have good written communication skills, self-motivated and competent in general researching.
HOW TO BECOME AN INTERN
- Download the Internship Application HERE.
- Complete and submit the application via email or mail* and include:
- The Intern Coordinator will contact potential interns to arrange an interview.
- After successfully completing the interview with the Intern Coordinator you may be contacted by a potential mentor/supervisor for a second interview.
*if you choose to mail your application, please be sure to mail it several days in advance of the deadline to allow it to arrive in time. Late applications will not be accepted. We strongly suggest that students utilize the resume and interview resources available from their campus career services office before applying.
Use the online form below—OR—call 801.581.4405