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2019 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 2019. 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. Applications for the 2019 Summer Internship Program are due March 2, 2019.

2019 internships are be available in:

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 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.

Click here for details and an application for the South Dakota Art Museum 2019 Summer Internship Program (this takes you to Google Drive).

Please contact Lynn Verschoor (605-688-5423) with any questions.

2017 Interns
Nicolette Lecy (Exhibitions), Constantine Dorn (Graphic Design) and Alexandra Farber (Marketing) meet the Berg family.

2019 Internships

Education Internship

The Intern will work with the Director. During the internship you will work on specific projects related to educational programs related to exhibits and museum mission.
Upcoming projects include:

  • Assist in the development of pre and post visit activities for school tours.
  • Help develop early education projects to be implemented with our partners.

Exhibits Internship

This intern will assist the Coordinator of Exhibitions with the research, development, planning, coordination, curation, designing and installation of events, activities/programming, exhibitions, text/label copy and/or marketing materials for a series of art exhibitions. An interest in museum exhibition production, related programming and installation is a must. Interns will gain a general understanding of the curation, organization, coordination, preparation, designing and installation of museum exhibitions and related programming, have an opportunity to assist with activities already planned and initiate the planning of new activities in consultation with museum staff. Basic graphic design experience and an interest in and willingness to format various types of documents like object labels, text panels, activity guides and gallery brochures is a bonus.

Marketing Internship

  • Intern will work with the Coordinator of Marketing and Membership 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 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

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 catalogs
  • 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. Photography experience a plus.