The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship

Applications are currently closed for the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship.


The Ludwig and Nancy Sternberger Charitable Foundation, the Young Boozer Family Foundation, and the Norton T. and G. Leonie Batkin Fund are all supporting a new program of internships, which will be available to undergraduate and graduate students. Most interns will assist in the curatorial department with collections management and exhibition development, but some may work in the museum’s public relations office. Most of these opportunities are available only to Native American students.

Internship in Collections Management or Exhibition Development:  In June 2018, depending on an applicant’s availability, two full-time, ten-week internships will be awarded to enrolled Native American undergraduate or graduate students. The roles and responsibilities of these interns will be linked to collections management or exhibition development. Each internship will have a stipend of $5,000.


Applications open on March 1 and close on May 4th. Applicants should provide a letter of interest explaining their background and their interest in working in a museum setting, a resume describing prior experience and relevant coursework, and two letters of support.

Applications should be emailed to

Archival Outreach Program

The museum is launching the Robert and Willow Powers Archival Outreach Program, which will provide assistance and training in archives and records management for Pueblo Indian communities in northern New Mexico. The museum will work closely with one community each year, funding an intern within and chosen by the community, who will be trained by the museum’s archivist, Willow Powers. Our first partner in this program is Taos Pueblo, where maps and other documents supporting the tribe’s sovereignty will be processed and preserved.

The launch of the Archival Outreach Program is made possible by Willow Powers, the Young Boozer Family Foundation, and the Norton T. and G. Leonie Batkin Fund.