Requirements for Sponsors

Requirements for Sponsors

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring an intern from the University of Delaware Museum Studies Program. We ask that all sponsors provide a detailed job description for the intern in a signed Internship Application and Agreement and, in the case of summer internships, provide at least a small stipend to help support their intern’s work. We also require that each supervisor complete the internship evaluation form.

Job Description for Intern

Interns are both emerging professionals and students. This means that they bring useful skills to your museum but also need opportunities to build new skills and gain experiences that will help them enter their careers. Your intern should have a job description that outlines both the specific projects and the routine duties that he or she will undertake. The intern must also have a designated supervisor at your site. We expect that your intern will observe the same work rules as other staff members. However, interns should also be given special opportunities to learn about your entire organization. This includes attending department and all-staff meetings, events and trainings where appropriate, and assisting with major museum events, exhibits or programs when practical

Financial Support

Almost all University of Delaware Museum Studies graduate students are self-supporting young adults and emerging professionals with real skills and prior related work experience. For this reason, we expect all organizations sponsoring a summer internship to contribute financially to the support of their intern. The size of this contribution is negotiated as part of the internship agreement. If your operating budget does not permit allocating funds to support an intern, please consider applying for grant support or seeking out a private donor.