AAMD Diversity INTERNSHIP
Following a call for proposals in July, 2018, The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) announced a group of 10 museum partners for its pilot internship program focused on college students from underrepresented communities in October, 2018. The Mississippi Museum of Art was honored to be chosen as one of the 10.
The 12-week summer internship is a paid initiative intended to address the demographic disparity of American art museum leadership. Research indicates that fewer than 20 percent of art museum leadership positions are held by people of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American, or multiracial backgrounds. “By providing paid summer internships to students who want to explore a career in art museums, we can begin to address these challenges and cultivate the next generation of art museum leadership," said AAMD Executive Director Christine Anagnos.
The Mississippi Museum of Art internship will begin in June, 2019, and end in August, 2019, and a stipend of $6,300 will be provided. The selected participant will be paired with the Museum's Center for Art and Public Exchange (CAPE) Managing Director, Monique Davis, and assigned to work on one defined project, so that they will be able to see the culmination of their work at the end of the internship.
Current enrollment as a college sophomore, junior, or senior
Availability to attend two out-of-state American Alliance of Museums (AAM) conferences (May 19-22 in New Orleans and Fall 2019 in New York City)
Interest in a career in the museum field
Strong academic record
Excellent communication skills
Punctuality and reliability
How to Apply
Submit the following via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. (No phone calls, please.)
500-word statement of interest
Two faculty recommendations
DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 18, 2019
The AAMD Diversity Internship program is supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as additional financial and logistical support from AAMD and the participating member museums.