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Intern, College Programs

Serving one of the region’s most vibrant and diverse audiences, the MFA is an academic, social, and pre-professional resource for area colleges and universities. Guided by values of equity, access, and collaboration, MFA College Programs administers programs for students and faculty that center works of art, invite multiple perspectives, and prepare the next generation of museum leaders.
The College Programs team seeks an undergraduate intern who desires to gain skills and insight in how a major nonprofit institution attracts and develops a culturally and academically inclusive cohort of interns to enhance the growth and success of both the institution, its community and constituents. The College Programs intern will undertake research projects that will inform the department’s ongoing strategy for increasing career access and opportunity for persons within groups historically underrepresented in the museum sector. The position would also include corresponding with intern applicants; maintaining databases and/or contact files; outreach to colleges & universities, as well as other arts institutions; and other projects as needed.
The College Programs intern will gain proficiency in research and analytic skills and will broaden their understanding of the intricate interconnectedness at work in the operation of a major, multifaceted, nonprofit organization. The ideal candidate will have a strong background and/or interest in either--or a combination--of the following disciplines: sociology, human resources/organizational management, communication, education, art history or history. 
The intern must be able to work onsite 17 hours per week, between 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday, from Sept 16 through December 9.
As we amplify our efforts toward becoming a truly inclusive institution, ensuring that diversity, equity, and access are lived values, we actively encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply to the MFA Pathways program.
  • Web-based research related to department programming and operations
  • Compiling data and statistics relevant to program planning
  • Research, identify, and engage potential museum professionals currently enrolled in college 
  • Assist in daily administration of the internship program recruitment and onboarding
  • Assist in developing and assessing professional development tools 
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program (class of 2023 or 2024 preferred) concurrent with internship period and provide proof of employment eligibility
  • Applicants from historically underrepresented groups encouraged to apply*
  • Demonstrated interest in program and process management and assessment
  • Proven facility with internet-based research
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Specific competency in Microsoft Word and Excel; propensity for learning new databases  
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to work alone as well as part of a team
  • Willingness to be flexible
  • Ability to commit to 17 hours per week, Sept 16 through December 9 (15 hours in department/project work; 2 hours of professional development) 
  • Submit a single document (PDF or Word, containing cover letter and resume) uploaded via Internships | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ASAP but no later than August 22, 2022
  • Ability to attend orientation on Fri, Sept 16  
Intern will be paid at a rate of $16.00 per hour.