Internships at RAM

Interns are offered hands-on training in the related internship position and an overview of museum operations. They are exposed to a number of everyday museum functions and participate in special projects. 

Eligibility

RAM offers a number of internships each year. Interns are selected based on their qualifications and available space in the program. To qualify, a prospective intern must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate, graduate, or post graduate student majoring in art (Studio, Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies) or Communications (Marketing). 
  • Recent college graduate within the above disciplines (eligible for one year following graduation). Preference will be given to currently enrolled students. 
  • High school senior accepted into a college or university fine art program (eligible for the summer following graduation).

Application Procedures

Applications are accepted three times a year according to the schedule below. Some internships may not be offered every semester.

  • Semester 1: January - May, Applications accepted: November - December
  • Semester 2: June - August, Applications accepted: March - April
  • Semester 3: September - December, Applications accepted: May - August

Submit the following materials: Resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. 

Email application materials to: mortwein@ramart.org

or mail to:
Michelle Ortwein
Volunteer Coordinator
Racine Art Museum
PO Box 187
Racine, WI 53401-0187
No phone calls please

Internship Opportunities

Art Education and Community Engagement Intern
Responsibilities may include:
•  Assist with conception, planning, and facilitating program
•  Work at community art programs
•  Organize and coordinate volunteer art assistants
•  Help promote education offerings
Learn more about the position here.

Exhibitions Intern
Responsibilities may include:
•  Research artists and objects for upcoming exhibitions
•  Create accurate checklists of objects
•  Aid in the distribution of rights and reproduction letters
•  Attend special events when needed
Learn more about the position here.

Exhibition Preparator Intern
Responsibilities may include:
•  Assist with preparing and installing exhibitions
•  Maintain and care for objects
•  Transport, pack, ship, and store objects
•  Attend special events when needed
Learn more about the position here.

Marketing Intern
Responsibilities may include:
•  Maintain and expand media database
•  Assist with weekly email newsletters
•  Proofread and edit printed materials
•  Attend special events when needed
Learn more about the position here.

Registrarial Intern
Responsibilities may include:
•  Maintain and update collection records
•  Assist with moving and storage of objects
•  Assist with digitizing the collection
•  Attend special events when needed
Learn more about the position here.

These internships are unpaid, however most educational institutions can offer pay or academic credit. Students are encouraged to discuss possibilities with their college or university.