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, current resume, and proof of enrollment from your college or university (can be unofficial transcripts).

  Send materials to Please indicate time and internship position you are applying for.


Current Opportunities:

Fall (August — December 2019)

  • Collection Management (1 Intern – 16 to 20 Hours / week for 10 weeks)

Intern will work with our Collections Manager on collection of documentation, cataloging, storage, and other tasks.


  • Exhibition Installation (4 Interns – 8 Hours / week for 4 to 6 weeks)

Interns will work in pairs to assist with mount-making and installation.

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.