Internships

Colby Museum Internships 

We offer a variety of internship and student worker opportunities for Colby students during the academic year. All positions are designed to give Colby students an opportunity to develop skills and complete projects under the supervision of museum staff members in various departments. 

The hours for each position vary, from 2 to 12 hours each week, depending on what is required. All experiences introduce students to the museum’s mission and includes opportunities to visit cultural institutions, learn about current issues and careers in the museum field, and strengthen professional and networking skills. Our student opportunities are paid, and no prior experience is expected.

Museum openings are advertised here, via Handshake, in ColbyNow, and in Workday. For more information about how to apply, please visit the Colby student employment page here

For questions, please contact Jillian Impastato, Mirken Coordinator of Campus and Community Collaboration, at [email protected].

Fall 2022 Openings

Campus and Community Collaboration Intern

This academic year internship offers the opportunity to work closely with museum staff in the Education and Engagement Department and assist the Mirken Coordinator of Campus and Community Collaboration, specifically in the development of public programs and community engagement projects. Responsibilities will include assistance in the development, management and evaluation of these programs. The intern will gain an understanding of educational programming in museums, tools and methods for researching program impact, and gallery-based learning. A successful candidate possesses excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills, strong interest in museum work, ability to work well in a fast-paced environment and have some familiarity with art. Experience working with the public or in customer service is a plus.

Curatorial Intern

The Colby College Museum of Art has an opening for a curatorial intern for the Fall 2022 semester, whose role will be to assist the Katz Consulting Curator with an ambitious project to broaden the accessibility of the Alex Katz archives at Colby College. Working closely with the Curator, the intern will perform collection and archive research, file sharing, and data entry. The Alex Katz archives represent not just the breadth of the artist’s professional life and practice, but also reflects Katz’ longstanding interpersonal relationships with fellow artists, writers, poets, and other creatives, offering the intern a glimpse into a cross section of the 20th century New York art world. Additionally, the intern will work with the Curator to plan a Spring 2023 major reinstallation of the Schupf Wing for the works of Alex Katz, gaining experience in exhibition planning and museum interpretation. This position will require between three to five hours/week. The intern will use the resources at the Museum as well as the Bixler and Miller libraries. The successful candidate will have a love of independent research that is matched with strong organization and communication skills, alongside an interest in art and a desire to learn more about the museum field. 

Colby College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, parental or marital status, political beliefs, age, disability unrelated to job requirements, or protected veteran status.