Graduate Internship Requirements

Graduate Internship Requirements

History Graduate Students working on this year's SWAT project at the Milton Historic Society. Shown in photos: Hillary Neeben (black sweatshirt, glasses), Betsy Keene (white vest), and Allison Schell (MHS Director in blue dress).MSST 804: Internship (3 credits) is required to complete the Museum Studies Certificate. The internship consists of 350 hours of supervised work experience intended to complement the program’s courses and provide real-world experience in a museum, historic site, public garden, archive, or other related organization. Most students complete their internship hours between their first and second year of academic study, but internships may be undertaken, or completed, during the academic year.  Some students choose to split their internship hours into several segments in order to explore various career paths. Students may also choose to participate in the Museum Studies Collections AID (C-AID) project each January as part of their internship hours. The set of links below contains the requirements for setting up and completing internships for both students and sponsors, offers advice on finding internships and explains the internship policies associated with various academic programs. Both students and institutions interested in having interns should contact Dr. Kenneth Cohen, Director early in the academic year to indicate their interest and to begin planning.

Lu Ann DeCunzo  Director

Lois Stoehr   CAS Internship Coordinator

Tracy Jentzsch  Program Manager, Public Humanities Portfolio

Follow the links below for additional information:

Finding an Internship

Requirements for Institutions

Forms for Students and Supervisors:                                

Internship Agreement

Final Reporting Requirements for Students and Supervisors

Hours should be logged in the Hours Log sheet in the Google Drive that is shared with each student.