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The UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts offers student internships that aim to provide students with real-world experience into the practices and function of a museum. Based on availability, student interns are placed in a concentration of curatorial, collections management, exhibitions, or education. However, all student interns can expect to work in and gain experience in most areas of the museum throughout the course of the internship.

Student internships are available for both the Fall and Spring. On occasion, interns are invited to repeat the internship for up to two consecutive semesters depending on availability of projects. Internships are currently only available to UAB Students taking the internship for course credit through UAB.

Applications Due April 4, 2022.

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Museum Concentration Descriptions:

Curatorial: Assist Director and Curator with research of upcoming exhibitions and writing of text panels, including copyright and art historical research. Must have strong research and writing skills. Those wishing to concentrate in this area may be asked to submit a writing sample to supplement their application at the time of their interview.

Collections Management and Exhibitions: Assist with install and deinstall of exhibitions. Assist collections manager with daily tasks and projects in the collections vault as well as condition reporting for exhibitions. Applicants comfortable using hammer, screwdriver, measuring tape, and other similar tools preferred.

Education: Assist Education Manager in development and implementation of tours for community and K-12 groups. Interns concentrating in education will gain experience in creating and implementing their own programs/tours, outreach to community and K-12 groups, and assisting with other public programming events and tours, including some tours and events at AEIVA’s education partner ArtPlay. Previous experience in teaching/assisting/working in either formal or informal educational is preferred but not required.