Internship Opportunities

Internships are offered throughout the year at various art and architecture libraries across the Twin Cities. If you are a librarian and would like to add an internship opportunity to the list, email us at

University of Minnesota Libraries, Arts and Architecture Collections Intern

Expected start date and length:


Contact information:

Deborah K. Ultan
Arts & Architecture Librarian
University of Minnesota
89 Church Street
210 Rapson Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-1638

Brief description of the library/collection:

The art history, fine arts, theater and dance collection consists of 300,000+ volumes and 200+ journals. The collection supports the curricula with areas of depth in American Art, French 19th century art, international contemporary art, theater and dance with a focus on performance and multimedia. The architecture and landscape architecture collection consists of 150,000+ volumes and 90 active journals on the history of architecture and landscape architecture, contemporary architecture, sustainability and historic preservation.

Status (paid/unpaid/credit):

Paid or school credit

Possible duties:

Could involve any or all responsibilities related to the subject librarian which may include collection development, teaching, research and reference, hands-on exhibition assistance, and digital projects.


Strong interest in the noted subject areas with a degree or experience either in studio arts, museum work, art history, architecture or landscape architecture, or the performing arts. Interested individuals should be heading into, enrolled in, or have just completed an MLIS program.

Walker Art Center Curatorial Fellow (Collections), Visual Arts

Working with colleagues in Curatorial, Registration, and Archives & Visual Resources, the Fellow will conduct intensive research into the Walker’s collections with an emphasis on diversity, equity, access, and inclusion (DEAI). The Fellow will analyze demographic information across existing holdings, surface artists and artworks in need of further research, and work with the Curatorial and Registration teams to develop best practices for incoming acquisitions. An area of key focus will include the gathering, recording, synthetizing, and communicating demographic data of artists represented and incoming to the collection. This mentorship opportunity will provide solid experience in both practical and theoretical aspects of museum practice.

Position Specifics:

  • Full-time (35 hours), Salary Exempt, $40,000 annually
  • Excellent benefits package, Walker membership and museum discount, and the opportunity to work alongside talented individuals and support remarkable artists, events and programming.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

B.A. or M.A. degree in art history, museum studies, arts administration, or a related field (e.g. cultural studies, curatorial studies, data management).

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and familiarity with modern and contemporary art required.

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