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Development Department Internship

Internship Responsibilities

The Baltimore Museum of Art is seeking a Fall Intern to work in our Development Department to assist with an in-depth archiving project as well as perform research. The project will include archiving files, systematically organizing files, and performing various data entry tasks. The Intern will compile research and update the database accordingly. There will also be opportunities for the like the intern to assist at some museum events during the evenings and weekends.



Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Properly Archive files as trained by Head Archivist
  • Input research data into database

Skill Set Required


  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong attention to detail and time management
  • Archival/Record Keeping experience a plus

Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

Museum Studies, Art History, Non Profit Management, Business Administration, Event Management

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD


Semester: Fall (Sep - Dec)
Year: 2017
Hours per week: 1-10 hours
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: No

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: September 10, 2017
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter, Other - Letter of Recommendation, Transcripts
Application Instructions

The BMA offers Internships to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates. These positions provide the opportunity for Interns to contribute to various Museum projects and activities while learning how a major institution functions on a day-to-day basis. Interns will be guided by their supervisor who will act as a mentor and teach them about their department’s function within the Museum.


Candidates must fulfill one of the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate student
  • Graduate student
  • Recent graduate from an accredited program (within 5 years)


  • Most positions will meet 1-3 days a week*
  • Selected candidates will be expected to start in late September of 2017*
  • If you require a specific number of hours or are planning to do this internship for credit, please state that in your cover letter.

* This time is subject to change depending on the unique schedule that will be created with each selected candidate and the nature of their project.

Application Requirements

  • Cover Letter/Statement of Interest
  • Current Resume (that includes contact information)
  • Academic Transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  • Letter of reference from a professor, academic advisor, or supervisor (only 1 letter will be accepted so please submit only 1 to avoid delays in reading your materials)

Application Deadline

All materials must be submitted by Sunday, September 10th, 2017.

Notification of Decision

All selected candidates will receive an e-mail detailing that they have been chosen for a Fall Internship no later than September 29th, 2017. Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to contact/notify those applicants selected for the interview process.  


Sending Applications/Letters of Reference

All your materials may be submitted via the following options:

                ATTN: Rachel Sanchez

                RE: Internship Application

                The Baltimore Museum of Art

                10 Art Museum Dr

                Baltimore, MD 21218


Please, no phone calls.




Unless otherwise noted, BMA internships are typically unpaid.


The Joshua Johnson Council Stipends

The Museum does offer two paid positions throughout the year, aimed at increasing participation of minority groups who are underrepresented in the fields of museum programming and administration. If you are interested in applying for a JJC Stipend, please indicate this clearly in your cover letter/letter of intent. The two candidates selected to receive a JJC stipend ($1,000/ each) will be notified.




Q: May I apply for more than one open Internship opportunity?

                A: Yes, you may apply for up to two open positions. Please reference them in your Cover Letter/Letter of Intent.


Q: What should I include in my Cover Letter/Letter of Intent?   

                A: Please include specific references to the position(s) for which you are applying and why you are interested in that department(s). It’s best to list experiences/classes that relate to the position(s). Also, please note if you are doing this Internship for credit.  



Any additional questions may be sent to   


10 Art Museum Dr
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

About The Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA today has 90,000 works of art—including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world. Throughout the Museum, visitors will find an outstanding selection of European and American fine and decorative arts, 15th- through 19th-century prints and drawings, contemporary art by established and emerging contemporary artists, and objects from Africa, Asia, the Ancient Americas, and Pacific Islands. Two beautifully landscaped gardens display an array of 20th-century sculpture that is an oasis in the city.

As a major cultural destination for the greater Baltimore region, the BMA organizes and presents a variety of dynamic exhibitions and innovative programs throughout the year, and frequently hosts special events with cultural and educational partners. The Museum is located three miles north of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in a park-like setting in the heart of Charles Village, adjacent to the main campus of The Johns Hopkins University. It is distinguished by a grand historic building designed in the 1920s by renowned American architect John Russell Pope and a massive wing for contemporary art added in 1994.