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The Norton offers internships to college students interested in art museum careers and in connecting with creative professionals while gaining work experience.
The Norton Museum of Art Summer Internship Program provides four undergraduate students the opportunity to gain practical art museum experience, engage in intellectual discourse, and develop professional skills. Throughout the seven-week program summer interns will:
- Work in departments throughout the Museum based on departmental needs and intern interests.
- Lead summer camp tours through Museum special exhibitions and the Museum Collection.
- Participate in meetings with art world professionals and visit regional arts institutions.
- Engage in weekly readings, writing assignments, and discussions of current art historical and museum studies issues.
Terms and Eligibility
The program is open to undergraduates at any accredited U.S. college or university, and to those who have earned a B.A. degree within the past year, but are not currently enrolled in graduate school. All applicants must have successfully completed at least two college-level courses in art history.
Interns will be paid and receive housing in West Palm Beach, FL.
Internship Dates: June 15, 2020 – July 31, 2020
Application Deadline: March 20, 2020
Applications must include all materials listed below. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application materials will not be returned.
· Norton Museum of Art Intern Application – Download Here
· A typewritten personal statement of no more than 500 words
· Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references
o Letters must be sealed and signed across the flap by the recommender. Letters can be sent with your application or separately for receipt by March 20, 2019.
· Official college transcript
All internship applications should be mailed to:
Norton Museum of Art
Kate Faulkner, Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs
1450 S Dixie Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
For more information, contact the Kate Faulkner, Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs at [email protected]
For opportunities for middle and high school students between the ages of 13 to 17, click here.
Following a four-year hiatus during a $100 million expansion project, the Norton Museum of Art excitedly welcomed in June four new interns as its 22nd summer intern class. Goals of the internship include learning to collaborate in a museum environment and improving research and professional skills. The interns will be leading summer camp tours that focus on fusing art with traditional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum, partaking in daily discussions with Museum professionals, and assisting with various departmental tasks. Additionally, the group's primary responsibility will be organizing a summer exhibition titled Posters by Toulouse-Lautrec, which will be on view from Aug. 2 through Dec. 10, 2019.
Support for the internship program was provided by The Mr. and Mrs. E. William Aylward Endowment and The Chastain Charitable Foundation Endowment.
College programs at the Norton provide learning beyond the classroom and into the galleries.
Instructors and Norton staff work together to create projects for courses. Students can give presentations in the Museum on art works on display, speak with staff about their careers, combine the Norton’s exhibitions and public programs with assignments, or other projects as appropriate.
Norton staff can tailor a 50-minute guided tour that addresses specific course content.