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. 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.
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 Jillian Impastato, Mirken Coordinator of Campus and Community Collaboration.
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 Megan Adams, Anne Lunder Leland Curatorial Fellow.