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With museums like the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Virginia Historical Society as well as several galleries of contemporary art just minutes away, it’s easy for students to immerse themselves in internships during the academic year. Art History students also obtain summer internships at prestigious museums and art institutions throughout the United States. Students with an interest in the arts find themselves equipped to handle a variety of internship roles—from working as a curatorial assistant, to education, to public relations, to special event planning and beyond.  All of these positions allow students to learn about how art institutions function and to participate in the preservation and display of art and material culture.

Recently, students have completed internships with:

  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Art
  • Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
  • Reynolda House, Winston-Salem
  • Valentine Richmond History Center
  • 1708 Gallery, Richmond
  • Curated Culture, Richmond
  • Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville
  • Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore

Art History faculty and University Museums can help you secure internships that will suit your academic interests.

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Tyler Haynes Commons, Suite 306 (third floor)
(804) 289-8547

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Queally Center, Suite 201
(804) 662-3032

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