Colby Students 

Student Employment

The Colby College Museum of Art and its Lunder Institute for American Art offer multiple paid opportunities for students to get involved in daily projects and operations. Opportunities include internships and research assistant positions, welcome desk attendants, and student guides. Students are mentored by museum staff members in various departments, and may take advantage of professional development opportunities via workshops, meet-and-greets with staff, and networking events and symposia. No prior museum experience is expected.

During the fall and spring semesters, students make scheduling arrangements with their staff supervisors and typically commit to working 3-12 hours per week. During the summer, student interns work 35 hours per week and participate in cohort activities with fellow Colby students and interns from our institutional partners. 

There is currently one internship opening for Jan Plan and Spring 2022:

Academic Programs Intern 

The Academic Programs Intern will work primarily with the Linde Family Foundation Coordinator of Academic Access to support the implementation of “You’re Speaking My Language,” a series of monthly programs that invites Colby students and the wider community to practice their language skills in the museum galleries. Responsibilities include assisting with outreach and preparing multi-lingual activities. The successful candidate is diligent, thorough, and is passionate about language education. No previous museum experience is necessary. Students from any language department are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resumé to Alex Méndez, Linde Family Foundation Coordinator of Academic Access, at [email protected]. Applications submitted by January 21st will be given review priority. 

Questions may be directed to Kris Bergquist, Mirken Curator of Education and Engagement. 

Museum Student Advisory Board

In accordance with the museum’s commitment to serve the Colby community, the Museum Student Advisory Board organizes programs specifically tailored to students and student groups, promotes the museum and its events across campus, and advises staff on the interests of the student body. 

For more information, please contact Siera Hyte, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

The Lantern

The Colby Museum invites students to submit research, writing, and multimedia projects for publication in The Lantern, our digital magazine. To discuss your ideas and seek guidance, please contact Siera Hyte, Anne Lunder Leland Curatorial Fellow.

Stay informed! Check our Events Calendar and follow us on social media for information on upcoming public programs that are open to all!