Internship Program
InternshipThe Fine Art Museum Internship Program provides "real world" work and learning experiences for college students and recent graduates in related fields of study such as arts administration, museum installation, curating, art education, art history, marketing, hospitality, communications, museum studies and graphic design.

Working under the supervision of the museum staff, interns assist with the daily tasks that culminate in the FAM's exhibitions and special events. Interns work with their supervisors to design their own focus, which helps to build acquired skills such as problem solving, teamwork, volunteer coordination and museum organization. The FAM offers the chance for students to build their resumes and receive letters of recommendation at the completion of a successful Internship Program.

Internships will focus on several core areas of arts administration:
- Fundraising and grant writing
- Outreach and marketing
- Museum education
- Exhibitions management/installation
- Museum administration
- Special event management





FAM Internships are offered in the fall, spring and summer to coincide with the academic year; they are limited in availability. Positions are awarded based on the candidate's skills, abilities, interests and perceived dedication to the program. Interns may earn college credit and practicum experience (as arranged by the intern with the appropriate college adviser).

Required commitment: Ten (10) hours/week minimum
Eligibility: College juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent graduates

Application Instructions

Submit the following items:
  1. Completed internship application (PDF)
  2. Cover letter discussing skills, abilities, knowledge and career goals
  3. Resume
  4. Samples of work (writing, photography, design, etc.) appropriate to your area of study

Mail or hand deliver applications to the following address:

Fine Art Museum
At the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center
ATTN: Internship Program
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, N.C. 28723

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for an internship without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, martial status, citizenship or any other protected status.