Barry Art Museum Internship Program
This educational opportunity is designed to give practical, real-life experience and career development in the Museum setting- including but not limited to Curatorial Studies, Exhibition Design, Collections Management, Entrepreneurship, and Museum Education. Open to all disciplines campus wide, with a maximum of three students per session.
Three internship sessions are offered annually: Summer (13 weeks between mid-May and early-August), Fall Semester (15 weeks), and Spring Semester (15 weeks).
Structural framework: 3 credits earned for ODU students with an expected 150 project-hours. There is a structured, weekly, 2-hour group class. The regular work schedule for each intern will be created with site supervisor.
Semester-long personal project: Through collection research, interns develop a personal project that helps to facilitate the public encounter artwork and provide context or meaningful supplemental activities to enhance art appreciation. Possible areas of research include: historical context, personal interest, techniques of making, and hands on engagement.