Student Exhibition Internships
The Penn Museum offers a paid undergraduate internship for three interns from the University of Pennsylvania who will work with museum staff to create a small exhibition. Interns will learn first-hand about the curatorial, content development, administrative, and design aspects of staging an exhibition in a large museum. The year-long internship focuses on the planning, development, design, fabrication and installation of a small exhibition featured in the Penn Museum. After the exhibition’s opening, students will implement educational programs and events for the museum's public and academic audiences.
Student Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers help make the Penn Museum and its programs a success! Volunteer positions at the Museum vary from working in one of the 11 collections areas to helping with craft activities during public programs to promoting the Penn Museum at community events.
Penn Museum has a number of work study positions available to students who qualify. For work-study opportunities, visit Penn's Student Employment Office for more information.
Summer Internship Program
The Summer Internship Program provides educational opportunities for students interested in the museum profession, archaeology, anthropology, and related fields. Internships are an opportunity for students to learn about the Penn Museum’s collections, exhibitions, programs, and methodologies, and to meet professionals in the museum field.
This internship is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates. Preference will be given to those who will have completed their junior year.
Academic Engagement Department