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 is a paid, full-time, seven-week program that provides undergraduate students the opportunity to gain practical art museum experience, engage in intellectual discourse, and develop professional skills. This internship 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. Applications will be accepted beginning November 1, 2018. Deadline March 29, 2019.
Throughout the seven-week program summer interns will:
- Work in departments throughout the Museum based on departmental needs and intern interests.
- Develop an exhibition with a Curator and the Associate Curator of Education.
- 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.
- Organize an exhibition of artworks from the Museum Collection.
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.
Internship Dates: June 17, 2019 – August 2, 2019
Application Deadline: March 29, 2019
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 – Summer Internship Application 2019.pdf
- A typewritten personal statement of no more than 500 words
- Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references
- 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 29, 2019.
- Official college transcript
All internship applications should be mailed to:
Norton Museum of Art
Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs
1450 S. Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
For more information, contact the Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs at (561) 832-5196.
The Norton Museum of Art Public Programs Internship is a paid, part-time, semester-long program that provides one undergraduate, recent graduate, or graduate student the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in Public Programs in a museum while working with a team of museum professionals.
Applications for Spring 2019 are no longer being accepted.
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.