InternCLE Episode 060 The Cleveland Museum of Art
Key Jo Lee – Director of Academic Affairs and Associate Curator of Special Projects
Hannah Hilditch – Academic Programs Coordinator
CMA currently offers several ways to learn experientially at the museum. Visit their website for updates on their programs and to apply: https://www.clevelandart.org/internships
CMA Student Guide Program
The CMA Undergraduate Student Guide Program is an experiential training internship that enables college students to engage museum audiences by designing tours, guiding close-looking, presenting in educational videos and virtual programs, and researching and writing art history. As a CMA Student Guide, you will have the opportunity to explore the CMA’s permanent collection, deepen your knowledge of art history, and gain public speaking and writing skills. Additionally, Student Guides contribute to numerous educational projects across museum departments, so every year offers guides new challenges and exciting ways to share their skills and interests with CMA audiences.
To apply, you must be: A first, second, or third-year undergraduate of any major, enrolled full time. Eligible to work in the U.S. From an underrepresented minority group, A first-generation college student, Receiving significant financial aid.
General (academic year, summer)
The CMA offers a variety of internships during the summer and fall and spring semesters. Undergraduate internships are offered in the following departments: curatorial, public and academic engagement, conservation, human resources, philanthropy, collections management, and visitor services. As of the Fall of 2020, all internships are funded.
Warshawsky +Summer on the Cuyahoga (SOTC) Fellowships (academic year, summer)
The CMA is pleased to introduce the combined Warshawsky fellowship and the SOTC experience. This means that fellowship recipients will receive a US$3000 stipend, free dormitory housing, and unique immersion into the community with the ultimate goal of having fellows build networks permanently located in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. Head to the website to learn more.
Arts Intern (summer only)
The CMA partners with the Studio Institute's Arts Intern program to offer paid summer internships for undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. You must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student as of the Fall 2020 semester. You must be a rising Junior or Senior. Attend college in Cleveland, or live within Cleveland or the boundary established by the Inner Ring Suburbs. Have an Expected Family Contribution of less than $5000 (listed on your FAFSA).
The blog referenced in the show that the CMA Student Guides are contributing to can be found here: https://medium.com/cma-thinker
Thank you to Angela Finding and the GCP team! I enjoyed being a facilitator of a round table session at the 2021 GCP Internship Summit! It was a great event, don't miss it next year!