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University Learning and Public Experience Intern

Organization Name

University of Michigan Museum of Art


Ann Arbor, MI (In Person)


David Choberka, Andrew W. Mellon Curator for University Learning and Programs

Description of the Intern’s Role and Responsibilities

For a student interested in exploring public humanities and art museum education oriented toward college-level teaching and research. 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. The intern will also work with the UMMA Public Experience and Learning team on projects oriented toward engaging UMMA’s broader public.

Examples of past university learning projects that interns have worked on include creating collection resources and finding guides for History of Medicine and early U.S. History. All interns will design and lead sessions for university classes at the museum. In the area of public experience and learning, past interns have worked on projects that include collaboration with the Prison Creative Arts Projects and developing continuing education programs on race and diversity for K-12 teachers.


Note: all students are expected to work 20 hours per week. The specific days of the week and remote work possibilities (if any) are at the discretion of the site and should be discussed explicitly during the interview and hiring process. Here you can identify specific days of the week students should plan to work because of staff meeting times, team schedules, etc.

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.