The AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara provides internships for academic credit that are designed to help UCSB students develop the transferable skills and professional experience relevant to a career in the arts and museum fields. Positions are usually offered in the following departments: curatorial, collections management, programs (education outreach) and public relations. In addition to working with a museum supervisor on a weekly basis, students enroll in the ARTH 141E/141F seminar. Here guest lectures by art and museum professionals provide students with valuable insight into their professions, as well as networking opportunities. Finally, interns have the opportunity to give tours, develop programming, participate in field trips and assist during evening events at the museum.
Interns have to commit to a minimum of two consecutive quarters (not including Summer) and enroll for a minimum of 2 units (60 hours) to a maximum of 4 units (120 hours) per quarter. Students can take a maximum of 12 units per academic career, and 4 units may count towards the art history major or minor.
While we accept applications on a rolling basis, applying during Spring Quarter for acceptance in the following Fall is advised. An annual orientation and info session during Spring Quarter will be announced on this page. Please contact Lety Garcia, Programs and Public Relations Manager for more information.