Watch the interns from Spring 2021 discuss their memorable moments of the internship program. 

Applications for Fall 2021 internships are closed. Applications for Spring 2022 will open in October.

Apply for an internship at the Lisanby Museum and Madison Art Collection and gain valuable experience in a museum setting. Interns develop a variety of skills including object handling and care, exhibition design, curatorial work, and more. We welcome applicants from all fields of study and all levels. The successful applicant may earn 1, 2, or 3 credit hours of ARTH 495. Interns may also arrange to be given credit in another major or area at the discretion of the department.

For the Fall of 2021, all interns will work on the reorganization and accessioning of the Madison Art Collection. During this time, interns will assist with condition reports, object photography and condition reports, in-depth object-based research, and other tasks associated with collections care. 

All candidates should submit a writing sample and will have an interview with the director, Ginny Soenksen (


Honors Capstone Projects and the Madison Art Collection

Honors students may propose an Honors Capstone Project using the Madison Art Collection or the Lisanby Museum.  Because these projects require three (3) semesters to complete, interested Honors students are encouraged to discuss this possibility during their sophomore year.


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