Paid Internship Opportunities

In addition to unpaid internships, Birmingham Museum of Art is able to offer three paid internship opportunities:

The Goodrich Internship

The Goodrich Internship is made possible by the Mike and Gillian Goodrich Foundation.  The Goodrich Internship provides undergraduates or graduate students in art, art history, museum studies or related fields the chance to explore the possibilities of a museum career.

The Goodrich Internship is a year-long, part-time position.  The Intern will rotate between the four major departments within the Museum (Curatorial, Education, Registration, and Development) and will work closely with staff throughout the Museum.  He/she will be given considerable responsibility during his/her tenure, allowing him/her the opportunity to gain an in-depth perspective on museum work, from programming to exhibitions and beyond.

The Goodrich Internship begins in September 2015 and the Intern is paid a monthly stipend of $1,000. 

Application deadline is August 1, 2015.

The Thomas N. Carruthers, Jr. – Miles College Internship

The Thomas N. Carruthers, Jr. – Miles College Internship is awarded at the discretion of the Museum to an exceptional student at Miles College in Birmingham. The internship is designed to give the student a semester-long exposure to the many career paths available within art museums, including public relations, marketing, finance, development, education, event planning, and curatorial. The intern will work with museum staff in planning and implementing Miles College Night at the Museum – a special evening for Miles students, faculty, and staff held during the College’s Spring Arts Week. A stipend of $3000 will be offered for the semester.

Education: Advanced undergraduate (junior/senior)

Area of Study: Communications, Education, Humanities, Business majors preferred

Purpose: Play a key role in organizing and marketing the Miles College Night at the Museum program, held during Miles College Spring Arts Week, April 2015.

Responsibilities:

  • Interview the previous Miles College intern to learn about his experience at the Museum
  • Develop a budget, and work with the Marketing, Education, Development, Special Events, and Curatorial departments of the Museum to plan and organize the evening event, including the menu, entertainment, and art activities
  • Coordinate the plan to transport Miles students by bus to the event
  • Facilitate communication between the College and the Museum
  • Develop and implement a marketing plan to spread the word about the event on campus
  • Write a final report for event funders and the Museum

Special Skills:

  • Good communication skills
  • Organized, ability to handle multiple tasks

Education: Advanced undergraduate (junior/senior)

Area of Study: Communications, Education, Humanities, Business majors preferred

Purpose: Play a key role in organizing and marketing the Miles College Night at the Museum program, held during Miles College Spring Arts Week, April 2015.

Responsibilities:

  • Interview the previous Miles College intern to learn about his experience at the Museum
  • Develop a budget, and work with the Marketing, Education, Development, Special Events, and Curatorial departments of the Museum to plan and organize the evening event, including the menu, entertainment, and art activities
  • Coordinate the plan to transport Miles students by bus to the event
  • Facilitate communication between the College and the Museum
  • Develop and implement a marketing plan to spread the word about the event on campus
  • Write a final report for event funders and the Museum

Special Skills:

  • Good communication skills
  • Organized, ability to handle multiple tasks

Deadline for applications:  December 15, 2014.

The UAB/BMA Curatorial Fellowship

UAB/BMA Fellows are graduate students in the Art History department at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, who have already developed an area of concentration within their studies. The Fellowship gives students the opportunity to spend one year working in the Curatorial department at the Museum. It is designed to provide in-depth experience in the workings of a museum and in the nature of curatorial work. Interns are assigned specific projects and duties based on the needs of the department and work directly with the Museum’s Curatorial staff. The UAB/BMA Curatorial Fellowship begins and ends in August of each year.  

Deadline for applications: April 1, 2015.

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