Student Internships

Each summer, a select group of Wellesley College students joins the Davis staff for ten weeks of hands-on professional experience. This residential, paid, and highly competitive opportunity ensures that students learn marketable skills, gain broad exposure to museum operations, and acquire an overview of best museum policies and practices. The internship engages students with the collections and programs of one of the most active academic museums in the U.S. Through focused work in one or more of the Davis departments, interns may undertake research, collections care, curatorial planning, technology/social media support, and/or educational content development. Activities also include field-trips to museums and arts events, with opportunities to meet arts leaders throughout the region.

Read about the 2016 Summer Intern experiences in their annual newsletter

Information and applications for the 2017 Summer Internship Program will be available in October 2016.  Please check this page again at that time.

Additional opportunities offered by the Davis include the Eleanor P. DeLorme Museum Internship, and the Liliane Pingoud Soriano Curatorial Fellowship at the Musee du Louvre, Paris, an exchange program between the Davis and the Musee du Louvre. Both are curatorial in focus, and are made available through an application process at the Center for Work and Service (CWS) to recent Wellesley College graduates.