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Museum Studies Student Internship

MMoFA offers internships in all academic subjects and academic levels to qualifying high school, college, and graduate school students from around the world. Internships are unpaid yet offer numerous perks and benefits.

 

MMoFA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in its programs or activities.

 

To apply, forward an email stating areas of interest and a resume to

Michele Bechtell

Director

Madison Museum of Fine Art

art@mmofa.org

 

 

 

Claire Dempster is an MA student in Art History and graduate assistant at the University of Georgia. Her research interest include earthworks, performance and contemporary art practice. Her current project looks  at the intersection between minimalism and memorial design.  She has held internships at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Pulse Contemporary Art Fair and received her BA in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012
 
Margaret Hankel received her BA in Art History from Columbia College Chicago in 2009. She worked as a freelance photographer and archivist in Chicago for six years before continuing her studies in art history at UGA. Her areas of interest include 19th and 20th century art, the history of photography, and the art and politics of the Weimar Republic. Her current research for the MA thesis concerns photography of New Objectivity.
 

Victoria Layla Pitts

2016 Georgia College and State University Museum College Intern

The Madison Museum of Fine Art announces the award of a 2016 museum summer internship to Byron, Georgia resident Victoria Layla Pitts, a sophomore honors student and President’s List honoree pursuing an Art History major with a minor in Museum Studies at Georgia College and State University. Pitts’ professional experience includes graphic design for the Wesley Foundation, Fundraising Chair for Zeta Tau Alpha to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Education, and mural design in numerous public spaces. At MMoFA Pitts will assist in curating the museum collection. . For more information on art museum internships at MMoFA, call 706-485-4530 or email art@mmofa.org

Sarah Elizabeth Yawn

2016 Graduate Museum Intern

The Madison Museum of Fine Art (MMoFA) announces the award of a 2016 museum internship to Sarah Elizabeth Yawn of Kingsland, Georgia. A graduate student in Historic Preservation at the University of Georgia, Yawn previously earned her B.A. in anthropology at UGA achieving Dean’s List and the Melissa Hague Scholarship Award.  Yawn’s previous museum experience includes curatorial work in history museum settings including the UGA Museum of Natural History. There, Yawn organized, interpreted, classified, and recorded 3D images of artifacts from Mound Key site. At MMoFA, Yawn will curate artworks for the museum’s on-line exhibition of British Intelligence: Museum Collection of 21st Century British Art including works by Contemporary British artists includes works by Turner Watercolor Award winner Naomi Tydeman and Sovereign European Art Prize winner Susan Gunn. For more information on art museum internships at MMoFA, call 706-485-4530 or email art@mmofa.org

 

 

Nia Kimmons

2015 High School Museum Summer Intern

Madison resident and graduate of Morgan County High School, Nia Kimmons was awarded a five week 2015 summer internship with the Madison Museum of Fine Art. Summer activities included greeting museum visitors from around the world, providing interpretive tours of the museum art collection, enhancing the museum's social media presence, and delivering art talks at a social services organization for elderly citizens. Kimmons' professional goal is a degree in social services.  For more information on high school museum internship opportunities, call 706-340-8395 or contact art@mmofa.org

Sarah Michelson

2015 College Summer Museum Intern

The Madison Museum of Fine Art (MMoFA) announces the award of its annual 2015 Museum Summer Internship to Wellesley College student and Conyers resident Sarah Michelson pursuing an art history and English double major.  Michelson has delivered visitor education programs and art interpretation at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center in Massachusetts.  As journalist, she served as Editor-in- Chief for The Sentinel at Heritage School in Georgia and staff writer for Wellesley Magazine Hey Madeleine!  Prior to collegiate studies, Michelson attended the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program as a Communicative Arts Major, served as President of the Heritage School Art History Society in Conyers, and led the Palestinian Affairs Committee in Model Arab League. At MMoFA, Michelson will provide curatorial services to enhance visitor appreciation of the museum collection including works in the upcoming British Intelligence: Museum Collection of 21st Century British Art.

 

 

Aimee Ergle

2014-2016 College Museum Intern

 

Madison resident and third year student at the University of Georgia, Aimee Ergle attends the Lamar Dodd School of Art with the goal of obtaining an art education degree. Her career objective is to teach studio art and art history at the secondary level.  As an honor roll and dean's list student, Ergle translates academic principles of art education into accessible practical applications for young people.  At the Madison Museum of Fine Art, Ergle helped to curate an exhibit of contemporary art in conjunction with Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day,  guided the installation of art in a new 3000 square foot museum gallery, and serves as the museum Facebook Manager. 
 

Gerard Reid

2014 High School Museum Intern

 

Madison resident and senior at Morgan County High School, Gerard Reid was awarded a five week 2014 summer internship with the Madison Museum of Fine Art. Museum activities included greeting museum visitors, providing interpretive tours of artworks in the museum collection, and conducting digital research on new acqusitions to the museum's collection. Reid previously served as museum docent at the Morgan County African American Museum. Upon completion of his MMoFA museum internship, Reid matriculated at Gergia State University with an athletic scholarship. For more information on high school museum internship opportunities, call 706-340-8395 or contact art@mmofa.org

 

Rachel Vaught

2014 College Summer Museum Intern - press release

 

The Madison Museum of Fine Art (MMoFA) announces the award of a six week summer internship to Rachel A. Vaught, Honors student in Museum Studies and Visual Art at Walsh University in Ohio. Vaught’s museum experience includes national and regional institutions including history museums and arts institutions. At the Birks Center for the Arts in Ohio, she co-curated the National First Ladies Library exhibition First in Higher Education: The College and Career Choices of 13 First Ladies of the United States. For the Hoover Historical Center, she co-curated The Hoover Company: A Decade of Change and penned feature articles for museum publications. For the Century Village Museum, she co-curated Nineteenth Century Burton: Lithographs, Oil Paintings and Pencil Portraits leveraging digital collections management. As a visual artist, Vaught has won recognition for her own paintings and drawings winning 1st Place, Best in Show, Silver Key, and Honorable Mentions in juried exhibitions. At MMoFA, Vaught will co-curate two upcoming exhibitions, the international British Intelligence: Museum Collection of 21st Century British Art and its American Portrait of Bourbon Redemption: Georgia Artist P.P. Carter and the Lost Cause Scenario. For more information on art museum internships at MMoFA, call 706-485-4530 or email art@mmofa.org

 

Emily Rawlins

2013 College Museum Intern

 

University of Georgia student Emily Rawlins is passionate about art and hisgtoric preservation. During her time with the museum, Rawlins conducted in person interviews of an award winning Georgia artist to be used in a MMoFA publication. For more information on art museum internships at MMoFA, call 706-485-4530 or email art@mmofa.org

 

Deborah Thompson

2011-2012 College Museum Intern

 

Graphic design specialist Deborah Thompson chose MMoFA as the subject of a collegiate public relations graphic design application where she designed a graphic portfolio package including museum logo, letterhead, and museum brochure. A student at Kennesaw Univeristy in Georgia, Thompson completed her degree and applies her graphc design expertise in industry. For more information on art museum internships at MMoFA, call 706-485-4530 or email art@mmofa.org

 

Rachel Gallagher

2006-2010 Home School Museum Intern

 

Visual artist, art history enthusiast, and Georgia resident Rachel Gallagher served 4 years as MMoFA museum docent, museum store assistant manager, museum tour guide, and youth instructor for numerous art museum educational exhibitions ranging from Old Master to Impressionist to Modern Master themes. Gallagher and her family chose the MMoFA as the scholastic venue for her high school graduation ceremony. At the conclusion of her MMoFA internship, Gallagher obtained a position at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC. For more information on art museum internships at MMoFA, call 706-485-4530 or email art@mmofa.org

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