Internships

Internships

Laguna Art Museum offers seasonal (quarter- or semester-long) volunteer internships for college students and recent college graduates. Applicants can apply for internships in the following departments: Curatorial/Collections, Education, Marketing/Public Relations, Membership, Library, Registrar, Special Events, Administration, Museum Store, and Development. Curatorial, collections, and education applicants should have a background in art history, studio art, or museum studies, and all applicants should possess general clerical skills and organizational abilities. The curatorial/collections and registrar departments require a minimum 9-12 month commitment.
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Now accepting Summer applications for Development, Membership, and Kids’ Summer Camp under the Education Department.
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Although interns are assigned to a specific department, Laguna Art Museum endeavors to expose its interns to the complete inner-workings of the museum. Thus interns will participate in various projects interdepartmentally and have the opportunity to actively observe and participate in many areas of the museum’s operations.
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>> If you are interested in applying for an internship at Laguna Art Museum, please fill out the form below which requires you to submit a current resume, cover letter, and art history-related writing sample. For more information, please contact Jennifer Gardiner or call 949.494.8971 x221.
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“The museum only shifts exhibitions once every few months, but no two days here feel the same. As an intern under the Curator of Collections and the Registrar, I learned the importance of juggling various tasks every day, often simultaneously. From researching and cataloging to hands-on experience with works of art, my experiences here have been both diverse and essential to understanding the inner workings of the museum world.” ~ Amanda P.
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“My time here has meant more to me than anyone would know. I started with the notion that interning would simply look good on a resume, and left with a passion and understanding of the art world that would not have been possible without the outstanding employees at Laguna Art Museum.” ~ Dane S.
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Internship Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer intern at Laguna Art Museum! Interns are one of the museum's richest resources. Please fill out this short application, and someone will contact you shortly.
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  • Please upload your current resume in .doc or .pdf format.
  • Please upload your current resume in .doc or .pdf format.
  • Please upload your current resume in .doc or .pdf format.
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