Museum Education Practicum


Please check back soon for information about the next Museum Education Practicum.

Applicants must be enrolled in a bachelors or master’s program preferably in, but not limited to, the following fields: Art History, Arts Education, Art Criticism, Museum Studies, Museum Education, Master of Fine Arts, or Africana Studies. Though senior undergraduates will be considered, preference will be given to students in a graduate program. All applicants must attend an institution in or near New York City and be able to commit to 1 day per week for eight weeks during the academic year.

Please submit the following:

1. Resume
2. Unofficial Transcript
3. One Letter of Recommendation*
4. A link to your portfolio OR writing sample from the past six months [maximum 2 pages]
5. Please answer the following short answer questions [400 words or fewer]:

a. Describe your interest in the museum as a site for education. Why are you interested in the museum versus other educational models (i.e. classroom, etc.)?  

b. Please specify your areas of interest and their relationship to the museum’s mission, collection, and programming. How will you contribute to your cohort and the museum as a whole?

c. What are your career goals and how can this program help you accomplish these goals? Please discuss an example, from your academic or professional career, which illustrates these goals.

Application Instructions:

Please submit your application materials in one PDF and email with the subject line: Museum Education Practicum Application.

*Letter of recommendation should be sent directly via email with the subject line: MEP Recommendation_ApplicantName.