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Internships

2022 Summer Internship Program

The South Dakota Art Museum is pleased to offer paid opportunities for qualified graduate and undergraduate students to intern for the summer of 2022 (May 9 - August 19). Based on a system of supervised learning, the internships enable students to understand how a museum operates and how to relate this experience to academic and professional goals.

Zoom in Feb. 22, any time 3-5 pm for informal Q&A 

Applications for the 2022 Summer Internship Program are being accepted through February 25, 2022 for the following positions:

The museum seeks applications from undergraduate juniors and seniors, and recent graduates majoring in the Visual Arts, Art Education, Museum Studies, Education, History, Graphic Design, Consumer Affairs, Marketing, Journalism, Business and those who are interested in pursuing a museum career. Excellent research, writing, communication and computer skills are required. Interns are responsible for arranging academic credit with their sponsoring institutions.

To apply, please review the internship detailed information and submit the internship application with a resume, transcript (unofficial) and writing sample to Taylor McKeown. [Please note: these links currently go to the 2021 forms; 2022 forms will be provided here soon].

Please contact Taylor McKeown 605-688-6702 with any questions.

2022 Internships

(May 9 - August 19, 2021)

Collections/Registrar Internship

(one part-time position available)

The Intern will work with the Coordinator-Curator of Collections on cataloging and researching recent acquisitions. This will include detailed condition reports, preventive preservation, provenance research, registration of objects, data entry and archiving of documentation. During the internship, the intern will learn and practice proper methods for handling various works of art in addition to gaining experience with standards and best practices for maintaining collection related records.

Attention to details, good handling skills, communication, ability to lift over 40 lbs. are essential. This is a project-based internship, ideal for a student wanting to gain hands-on, behind-the-scene experience in the museum field.

Marketing & Development Internship

(one part-time position available)

Intern will work with the Coordinator of Marketing and Development and will assist in developing and implement current marketing plans, including:

  • Assist in the promotion and marketing of exhibitions through advertising, press, social media, website, e-mail and direct mail
  • Assist in the planning, promotion, marketing and implementation of Museum events, workshops and Museum Store promotions
  • Assist in analyzing and expanding our Membership and Donor (development) programs
  • Assist in expanding our e-mail marketing capabilities
  • Other duties could include staffing the information desk and welcoming visitors, member/visitor services, school tours, plan and staff events and classes
  • Help maintain the Museum website and social media sites

Graphic Design Internship

(one part-time position available)

Intern will work with the Coordinator of Marketing and Membership and will assist in the design and development of visual media for marketing and promotion efforts.

  • Design marketing materials for exhibitions, including postcards, posters and handouts
  • Design exhibit brochures
  • Create museum promotional materials, including brochures, mailers, handouts and ads
  • Help maintain the Museum website
  • Maintain consistency of the Museum brand throughout all promotional materials
  • Other duties could include staffing the information desk and welcoming visitors, member/visitor services, school tours, plan and staff events and classes
  • Knowledge and experience in Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator a must. Canva experience also helpful. Photography and video experience a plus.