A suitable internship at a non-profit museum or civic institution can be taken as a course for credit as CAS AH 501 (Fall / Summer 1) or CAS AH 502 (Spring / Summer 2) so long as it is approved in advance by the Director of Museum Studies (DMS).
Note: Undergraduate internships may also be held in commercial galleries.

For an internship to count for credit there are a number of conditions that must be met:

  • An employee at the host institution must agree to act as supervisor/mentor.
  • There must be a proper project to work on with aims and expectations that can be assessed by a supervisor/mentor.
  • The student and the supervisor must complete our departmental internship approval form describing the details of the internship.
  • The internship must be approved by the Director of Museum Studies prior to the start of the internship.
  • The internship should last for approximately 150 hours over a 15-week semester.
  • At the end of the internship, the internship supervisor/mentor must be prepared to write a brief report and give the student a grade (based on our grading criteria that the DMS will supply.)
  • The student must submit a 6-8 page report at the end of the internship to the Director of Museum Studies . This report will be graded by the DMS, and these two grades will form the overall course grade.

For further information and the necessary forms, please contact the Director of Museum Studies:

Melanie Hall
Director and Associate Professor of Museum Studies
725 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02215