College Committee Internship

The Norton is seeking dynamic and dedicated college students to join the College Committee, a semester-long program. As a College Committee intern, you will develop interpersonal and professional communication skills, meet a variety of museum professionals, and learn about the Museum’s art collection and special exhibitions.  The program is open to all college students or recent graduates. All applicants must be willing to commit to attending meetings at the Museum on Fridays from 10 AM to Noon, and be willing to work on assignments related to the committee outside of the predetermined meeting dates and times.

Applications for the Fall 2017 Semester are now Closed. Please submit all requested materials by the due date. Please note that a completed application must include all materials requested on the application form. For the Fall 2017 Semester program, application must be completed and turned in by July 31st, 2017. Interviews will be conducted from August 1st to 10th, with notification of final selection by August 11th.


  • College Committee interns serve for one semester and are expected to commit four hours per week for museum meetings and independent work. Members may have up to two excused absences.
  • Weekly meetings are held on Fridays between 10 AM to Noon, from September 1st through December 1st, 2017.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing, practicing, and presenting a public talk at the Norton.
  • Collaborating with staff to plan and promote College Night at the Norton.
  • Completing weekly assignments, which can include readings, written reflections, object research, and oral presentations.

Benefits for Participants include:

  • Developing, practicing, and improving public speaking and communication skills.
  • Learning about the array of careers available in the museum world.
  • Discussing original works of art, as well as learning and practicing different approaches to art museum education.

To find out more on how you can share your talents as a College Committee Intern or have questions, please email


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