In 2012, the AD&A Museum initiated a dynamic undergraduate internship program in order to fulfill its goal of engaging with members of our campus community and the greater Santa Barbara area. The Museum has since partnered with various art and culture institutions in Santa Barbara, as well as with many different departments of the university, to provide interns with a wide range of learning opportunities to contribute to their academic and professional development. The AD&A Museum Internship Seminar (ARTHI192A/B) is a requirement of the Internship Program, aiming to lay the theoretical and practical foundation for the pursuit of future work and studies in museums through class assignments and discussions, guest lectures, field trips, and outreach initiatives. Interns must thus attend the weekly classes and fulfill the seminar tasks, in addition to attending and participating in museum events and conducting their individual internships. Interns are strongly encouraged to commit to the Program for the full school year.
The call for applications opens in the Spring quarter for the succeeding school year, but the Museum accepts applications on a rolling basis, in case any positions become available. The AD&A Museum also welcomes students who wish to volunteer in various capacities, as it showcases initiative and interest in the activities promoted in the Museum.
Image: Museum Interns, 2021–22, photographed in October.