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University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)


Ann Arbor, MI (remote)


David Choberka

Description of Project Role and Responsibilities

For a student interested in exploring public digital humanities and art museum education oriented toward college-level teaching and research on topics related to social justice and public scholarship. The Intern will work with UMMA University Learning and Programs on curricular engagement with UMMA’s collection by university classes and develop and organize materials related to research and teaching with objects in the art museum’s collection for The Exchange, UMMA’s digital collection system. The intern will also work with UMMA Public Experience and Learning team on digital humanities projects oriented toward engaging UMMA’s broader public.

Time Commitment and Stipend

Start date: May 4 to June 1 preferred, but we can be flexible
End date: by July 31 preferred, but we can be flexible
168 hours total, three days per week for eight weeks (preferred)
Stipend: $3,360

About the Organization

One of the finest university art museums in the country, UMMA holds collections representing 150 years of art collecting. A dynamic schedule of special exhibitions and interpretative programs connects visitors with the rich artistic legacy of the past and today’s avant-garde.

One of the Museum of Art’s most important roles is its contribution to the academic mission of the University of Michigan. From the research and study uses of the extraordinary works of art in our collections, to the teaching implications of all of our temporary exhibitions, the museum plays an increasingly central role in the academic life of the university, even as it connects to broad regional and national community audiences.