Glenstone Museum Summer Internships

Founded with the mission to seamlessly integrate art, architecture, and landscape, Glenstone is an art museum located on over 300 acres of rolling hills and unspoiled woodland in Potomac, Maryland. The museum, opened in 2006 and expanded in 2018, offers nearly 60,000 square feet of exhibition space to showcase its collection of more than 1300 works by 200 modern and contemporary artists. With its expansion, Glenstone welcomes 100,000 visitors each year, and admission is always free. 

Glenstone Museum maintains a unique connection to Wellesley. Founder, Director and Chief Curator of Glenstone is Wellesley alum, Emily Wei Rales.

What you will learn: The goal of the internship program at Glenstone is to cultivate the next generation of museum professionals by exposing interns to various professional pathways in the museum world. In collaboration with their department, interns can expect to gain professional experience supporting specific departmental and museum-wide initiatives and projects. Interns are encouraged to connect with fellow team members throughout the organization to gain knowledge and build lasting relationships. 

Each internship will be contained in one of Glenstone’s sixteen departments. Placement will occur according to the needs and opportunities at Glenstone that summer and customized to the specific talents and interests of each student. As a relatively small organization, interns at Glenstone have opportunities to work across departments in museum operations, collections, and public engagement.

Internship Commitment: 40 hrs/week for approximately 8 weeks (duration determined by employer)

Stipend Amount: $16/hr; housing will be provided

Eligibility: First-years, Sophomores, and Juniors

Required Application Documents:

  • Two Short-Answer Questions. Answer each question separately. No more than one page (in total for both questions) in a single PDF. Margins of at least 1”, Single-spaced, Minimum 11-point font in Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman.

Respond to the two short-answer questions below to explain how the Glenstone Museum Internship will help you achieve your personal, professional, and/or academic goals.

  1.  How will this opportunity align with your interests and career goals to help you grow? How do you envision contributing to your proposed opportunity?   
  2. What have you learned already that you can build on and apply to this opportunity? While your answer should focus on academic preparation, you are welcome to mention other relevant extracurricular or volunteer experiences.
  • Resume

The internship application opens October 1, 2021. Students should apply through WorkdayClick here for application instructions

Application Deadline: November 1, 2021 by 11:30 pm EST

For Additional Information: Lorraine Hanley, Internships Program Director (lhanley@wellesley.edu)