Internships at the Allentown Art Museum

The Allentown Art Museum offers academic-year and summer internship programs for college students. Internships are geared toward students entering their junior and senior years as well as graduate students. Special consideration is given to qualified first- and second-year students.

Working with the professional staff of the Museum, interns have the opportunity to learn about and experience specific areas and functions of the Museum and assist with key areas of the Museum’s professional activities, including:

·       Art-historical research

·       Program administration, development, and design

·       Collection management and database development

·       Community outreach, engagement, and activism

·       Fundraising, grant writing, and special membership activities

·       Technology initiatives

·       Communication strategy and implementation (public relations, marketing, social media)

Students who wish to obtain academic credit for their internship must make arrangements with their college or university individually.

Internships give students a unique opportunity to engage the special nature of the Museum as an arts institution, educational force in the community, a place for social engagement and community development. Internship schedules are flexible and will be determined by the intern and their supervisor. Unless otherwise specified, interns are unpaid. Interns receive some benefits, such as discounts at the Museum Cafe and Store as well as invitations to exhibition previews and all opportunities to share, learn, and engage.


To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to internships [at] allentownartmuseum [dot] org stating the area of interest for your internship. Please attach your resume and a one-paragraph reason for wanting to be a part of the internship program. Indicate which semester you are applying for.

Interns will be chosen based upon positions available, your area of interest, and your qualifications.

Application Deadlines:

February 15, 2017                  Spring 2017 Semester

March 1, 2017                        Summer 2017

May 13, 2017                          Fall 2017

For further information please contact internships [at] allentownartmuseum [dot] org.


2016 Interns (School/Department)

Nada Aboumar, Penn State University, Marketing

Alison Bearish, Muhlenberg College, Curatorial

Julia Buonanno, North Carolina State University, Curatorial

Nicole Huang, Dickinson College, Curatorial

Samantha Marie Hughes, Muhlenberg College, President's Office

Lindsay G. Kearney, Dickinson College, Collections/Exhibitions

Mary Catherine Nicolello, Penn State University, Collections/Exhibitions

Jessica T. Pinero, University of Delaware, Collections/Exhibitions

Ariel Posh, Maryland Institute of Art, Collections/Exhibitions

Isaiah West, Lock Haven University, Community Engagement

Makenzie Witter, Seton Hall University, Education