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Undergraduate Program

Internships

Internships can be an important and valuable addition to your college education. While the department does not offer academic credits for internships, (one exception: FAH 98 for senior architectural studies majors only) we nevertheless strongly encourage students to seek and gather work experience. The following links aim to help students find and apply for internships. Students may also seek additional guidance from their art history academic advisors and from Tufts Career Services office.

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Meghan A. Carleton, A02 Grants for Internships in the Art World

The Department of Art History is delighted to announce a new funding opportunity for summer internships made possible by the generosity of Meghan Carleton, who graduated from Tufts with a degree in Art History in 2002. The purpose of the grants is to give students hands-on experience and insights into potential career paths.

The new internship program is intended for declared majors in Art History who secure a proper summer internship at a recognized organization or business in the art world (e.g., art museum, community art center, art brokerage, consultancy, auction house, gallery, etc.). Students must not have already graduated and the internships must be formally supervised and unpaid.

Carleton Internships will conform to other internships administered by the Tufts Career Center Summer Internship Grant program. Up to three grants of $3500 will be awarded for 2016. For further information and the application, please see: https://students.tufts.edu/career-center/find-internship/internship-funding

The deadline for completed applications is April 13, 2015 by 5PM.

In you have questions about the application process or eligibility, please contact Donna Esposito in the Career Center: donna.esposito@tufts.edu

An overview and further guidelines are included in the Tufts Career Center Summer Internship Grants - Overview for Art History Department document. You should also consult with your academic advisor in Art History about possible internship sites and letters of recommendation.

Internship Possibilities

There are also dozens of museums and galleries in the greater Boston area. Many of them do offer internship opportunities. There is also the world of local history museums, preservation agencies and many more. Needless to say, competition is high. So you should do your own research. Below we have listed just the most popular ones.