Art History majors may apply one 3-hour museum internship (ARH 4941) toward the upper-level requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Art History. The student’s grade for a 3-hour internship is based on an 8–10 page research paper (on a topic arranged ahead of time with the professor), a journal of activities and the museum supervisor’s evaluation. The student is responsible for maintaining regular contact with the professor of record throughout the semester to discuss paper topics and progress.
Museum Studies minors must complete 6 hours of museum internship. Museum Studies minors have the option of one 6-hour internship (240 work-hours) in one semester OR two 3-hour internships (120 work-hours each) over two semesters, in any museum(s), preferably but not necessarily an art museum. The student signs up with an Art History professor of record who assigns a letter grade for the internship based on a term paper, journal and the museum supervisor’s evaluation. If a Museum Studies minor elects to take all 6 internship hours in one semester, one 2500-word paper is required; if the internship is divided into two semesters, one 1250-page paper is required each semester.
FSU Art History students hold internship positions in museums across the country. For interested candidates, a list of local and state institutions that offer internship opportunities is available below.
To register for an internship, the student should make arrangements with the museum’s intern coordinator and an Art History professor of record. The Internship Registration Form should be filled out and submitted to the Professor of Record. At the end of the internship, the museum supervisor fills out an Internship Evaluation Form and the student sends it to the professor. The student’s grade for the course is based on this evaluation, the research paper, the journal, and contact through the course of the internship.