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.

If you are interested in any of the following internships, send a letter of interest resume, and proof of enrollment from your college/university (can be current class schedule or unofficial transcripts).

Send the required documents to Please indicate the internship position you are applying for.


Current Opportunity:


Collections Intern (One Position)

Offered to a Native American student. 10 to 15 hours a week for 10 weeks.
The schedule is flexible. Paid Internship.

Primary responsibilities are with the Curatorial department:

  • Gain hands-on experience of collections management (i.e. environmental management, integrated pest management, cataloging, inventory, database entry, and art handling)
  • Assist with photography and detailed descriptions of the collections
  • Assist with exhibition de-install and installation
  • Assist with conditions assessments
  • Other tasks may be assigned depending on the skill set of the candidate