The museum studies certificate requires three credit hours in an internship. Internships are normally taken near the end of the program after the majority of courses have been completed. In short, they are considered a capstone to the student’s degree.

It is very important that the student plans an internship in concert with both their department advisor and the MUSM advisor. The MUSM advisor has a growing list of institutions that have expressed interest in hosting interns. It is up to the student to contact the host institution of their choice and develop a significant project proposal. Both the department advisor and MUSM must approve the plan.

The MUSM 500 Internship Form will need to be signed by all five parties (student, their department advisor, MUSM advisor, MUSM chair, and sponsoring museum supervisor), which confirms the nature of the project and the expected product.