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Internships

The Gibbes Museum of Art offers part-time internships throughout the year for college students and recent graduates interested in a career in the arts. Students may apply to assist specific departments, depending on their experiences and interests in the museum field. Interns will develop skills through projects, which may include promotion and publicity efforts for museum exhibitions and programs, exhibition planning, collections management, installations, office support, and special events. Interns may also be directly involved in assisting with the development of interpretive public programs that serve a variety of audiences. Most internship opportunities are unpaid, however students may be eligible to earn college credit and other museum benefits.

Requirements:

Applicants must have completed at least one year of college; be currently enrolled in a college/university or have earned an undergraduate degree no more than one year prior to the start of the internship.

Students interested in an internship at the Gibbes Museum of Art should download and complete the Application Form and share the following materials:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Resume
  • Official copy of your transcript
  • Cover letter explaining your reasons for applying to the Gibbes Museum of Art Internship program. Letters should include: what you hope to gain from the experience, what you feel you can contribute to the department in which you are applying, and how this kind of experience might help enhance your education and career plans. Please indicate the department(s) to which you are applying and state the reasons for your choice(s).
  • Two letters of recommendation (through USPS or email to [email protected])
  • Applications for the spring should be submitted by December 1; Applications for the summer should be submitted by March 15; Applications for the fall should be submitted by August 15

Please send all materials to the following address and we will contact you if any positions are available or if we would like to schedule an interview. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Gibbes Internship Program
  • Gibbes Museum of Art
  • 135 Meeting Street
  • Charleston, SC 29401

The Gibbes strongly encourages applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts.

Volunteers

The Gibbes seeks enthusiastic and dedicated Volunteers to support the Museum staff and assist with programming throughout the year. Currently, we are looking for volunteers as museum greeters. If you are interested in volunteering at the Gibbes Museum, please download our Volunteer Application and submit your completed application to [email protected].

The Gibbes Museum of Art is also seeking engaging individuals with a passion for education and the arts to join our team of Museum educators. We are committed to diversity, equity, and equality and encourage applicants of all backgrounds. Working with the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, Museum Educators make critical connections between the works of art and SC curriculum standards for K–12 visitors. Download information on the roles and responsibilities of Museum Educators (PDF). For more information, please contact [email protected].