"Internship" to us means work experience for academic credit, typically for college students. If you're looking for other kinds of involvement, check our volunteer and employment pages.
University of Iowa students
Internships for course credit or transcript annotation can be arranged during the summer or academic year.
Many of our interns come from the Museum Studies certificate program. Museum Studies students should arrange to meet with a staff member to talk about opportunities for 1-, 2-, or 3-s.h. internships.
If you're a student in a different UI academic program that has an internship course or requirement, and you're interested in working at the museums for credit in your home department, you should talk to your department about what that will require and whether work here will count. We are not familiar with the requirements of every department on campus.
You can also arrange either a zero-credit-hour internship with transcript notation or a for-credit academic internship through the Pomerantz Center's internship programs.
Students from other institutions
We may be able to arrange internships to meet your home institution's requirements for credit. Contact a staff member in your desired area of experience to find out if there are appropriate opportunities. We also welcome students in our volunteer program.
Current internship opportunities include:
- Education programming: Contact Julia DeSpain
- Communications, social media, publicity: Contact Jessica Smith
- Fundraising: Contact Liz Crooks
- Digital & Online Exhibits: Contact Jessica Smith
- Visitor Services: Elizabeth Fouts
- Events: Shereena Honary
Past internship projects include:
- Installing objects in a temporary exhibit of Southwestern ceramics
- Arranging a historical walking tour of food in downtown Iowa City
- Digitizing museum archives and historic photographs