The School of Arts & Humanities (SAH) Applied Women's Studies, History & Archival Studies, Media Studies, and Museum Studies all have an internship component. 

Internship | The Office of the Curator at the Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court Internship Program provides students with a unique opportunity to build a substantial working knowledge of the role, functions, and history of the Supreme Court of the United States. The Program offers a compelling study experience and valuable exposure to work in a professional environment. Special enrichment opportunities include attending Court sessions as well as seminars organized by the Supreme Court Fellows.

The Office of the Curator at the Supreme Court of the United States is currently accepting applications for Spring 2019 internships. For more than 40 years, interns have played an integral role in the Curator’s Office, contributing their skills and enthusiasm to completing substantive projects that assist the curatorial staff in fulfilling our mission to preserve the records and history of the Supreme Court and provide visitors with information on Court history and architecture. Additionally, all interns gain valuable public speaking and interpersonal skills by regularly conducting tours and Courtroom Lectures and by staffing a Visitor Desk.

A detailed description of our program and application instructions can be found on the Supreme Court’s website: Please share this link with any students who may be interested in applying. We encourage students to submit applications as soon as possible, but no later than the deadline of Monday, October 15.

Please note: Interns will gain an understanding of museum practices and procedures and a thorough introduction to the history and functions of the Supreme Court, however this is not a legal internship. It does not involve working with legal functions of the Court.

Students may submit questions regarding the Supreme Court Internship Program via web form or by phone at 202-479-3415.


Internship | CGU/Wendy Curatorial Assistantship

CGU/Wende Museum Curatorial Assistantship

The Museum Studies Program announces a new Curatorial Assistantship in collaboration with The Wende Museum of the Cold War in Culver City, California.  The assistantship is a six-month position, requiring 20 hours of work per week, and at least three days a week at the museum.  The Curatorial Assistant will be paid $8,500. 

The responsibilities of the curatorial intern will include, but are not restricted, to:

  • Learning how to handle museum materials and use the database in support of curatorial activities
  • Discussing future exhibitions and programs with the Chief Curator
  • Developing exhibition display plans with the Chief Curator and the Manager of Education and Exhibitions 
  • Supporting the exhibition preparation and installation process
  • Helping to organize and run programs together with the Chief Curator and the Gallery and Special Projects Manager

The Assistantship is open to any student in the School of Arts and Humanities who has taken at least one course in Museum Studies.  Please submit a cover letter that describes your interest in the position, your suitability for it and what you hope to gain from it, and a CV to Prof. Joshua Goode, by September 12th, 2018.

The CGU Museum Studies/Wende Museum Curatorial Assistantship is supported through a generous grant from the Mark Chapin Johnson Foundation. 

Internship | The Sam Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts

The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts is looking for a volunteer Collections Intern. The internship will be focused on performing tasks related to the objects on display in the historic house as well as objects in storage. The Collections Intern will gain practical knowledge about working in museums and historic buildings. While working with the Maloof Foundation’s staff, the Collections Intern will have a variety of responsibilities including completing condition reports for objects, conserving objects, and updating the digital collections management database.

Ideal interns will be willing to volunteer their time at least once a week. This internship can be completed for course credit with the approval of your academic advisor. This is an unpaid volunteer internship opportunity. Please appy either via handshake or emailing

Internship | Asian American Resrouce Center, Pomona College

The Asian American Resource Center is hiring for 2018-2019 AARC Intern positions! Please help us share this great opportunity with students interested in personal growth, student leadership, advocacy, service and engagement.


AARC student interns play a crucial role in the daily operations of the Asian American Resource Center.  As a student intern, they work in a team environment on projects that raise awareness regarding issues pertaining to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. These projects require AARC interns to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences, work independently, be accountable to their peers, maintain a professional yet personable demeanor while working office hours, and represent the Asian American Resource Center to the larger campus community.


To access the application and learn more about the position, visit


About the AARC:


The Asian American Resource Center (AARC), established in 1991, helps Asian Pacific American students develop intellectually, socially, personally, academically and politically. Central to all programs, projects, and events is the value of developing leadership skills among APA students. Working in conjunction with the Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies (IDAAS), the AARC creates opportunities to raise awareness of issues affecting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The AARC works in collaboration with other ethnic groups, academic department and campus offices to sponsor a wide range of educational endeavors. By fostering awareness of APA issues at Pomona College, the AARC helps strengthen the Claremont Colleges and the greater community.


Our Mission:


  1. Build a stronger sense of Asian Pacific Islander community
  2. Raise awareness of issues affecting Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islanders
  3. Develop student leadership.
  4. Act as a resource for the campus community


Learn More About Us

Visit our website at to learn about our staff, events, other Pomona College and Claremont resources, and our blog.

Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA)

The Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) is accepting applications for its 2017 program in Washington, DC. SIMA is a graduate student training program in museum research methods offered through the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian's Institution's National Museum of Natural History. 


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Intern in Special Collections Cataloging at the Getty Research Institute

The intern in Special Collections Cataloging at the Getty Research Institute will gain hands-on experience with the Getty’s unique research collections, which include archives of artists, architects, dealers and art historians; sketches and drawings; prints from the 16th to the 21st century; rare photographs; audiovisual materials; art multiples; and an extensive Photo Archive documenting Western art. The broad range of subject areas includes, but is not limited to: art collectors and collecting, 20th-century architecture, video and performance art, and Latin American art. The two primary responsibilities of the graduate intern will be to process and catalog special collections materials. Specific assignments depend on the intern’s area of specialization, but tasks may include writing finding aids, maintaining processing plans, creating collection-level and item-level catalog records, writing blog posts, and creating metadata for digital assets. The intern may work on an independent project and may also participate in team-based processing.


Collections Internships at the Wende Museum

The Wende Museum is pleased to offer Collections Internships for currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students, as well as recent graduates. Positions are part-time, unpaid, and available for course credit. Interns will help prepare the collection to be moved into our new home at the former National Guard Armory. Applications are accepted year-round with internships typically beginning in January, June, and September.


Internship Program

The Wende offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in museums. Based upon their academic training, interests and language skills, as well as the availability of projects, interns work in one of the Wende’s departments—collections, research or administration. Most projects require reading knowledge of German or Russian. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Paid internships are offered only through work-study arrangements with host universities. Please contact your internship office at your institution if you are interested in receiving credit.

For more information, please contact Internship Coordinator, Erma Cross,

Intern Position for the Journal of the American Academy of Religion

This position has been filled.


The Journal of the American Academy of Religion (JAAR), housed at Claremont Graduate University, is seeking a student intern to work half-time for ten weeks during the months of June, July, and August (exact dates are flexible; some work can be done from home and allowances for vacation are possible if additional work is done in previous or following weeks).  The stipend will be $3000.  The JAAR intern will have the opportunity to see and participate in the entire process of scholarly publication, from reviewing submissions, to selecting peer reviewers, to copy editing, to working with typesetters to achieve the final product. JAAR is also heavily involved with book reviews, both in the journal itself, and in an ancillary website, Reading Religion. The intern will log in received books, tag them with relevant data, assist in the process of selecting suitable reviewers, and prepare reviews for publication, both online and in print. The intern will have the opportunity to communicate with publishers, editors, and authors. This is a great opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs of scholarly print and digital publishing.

Primary tasks of the JAAR intern include:
•    Reading manuscript submissions and being sure they are properly blinded for peer review.
•    Creating and maintaining a database of publishers whose books we review, and also scholars who can help us identify useful industry contacts and potential reviewers. This will involve implementing and expanding relevant keywords, email addresses, pictures, URLS, etc. as needed.  Experience with Filemaker Pro is a plus, but is not required.
•    Entering information on books under review into the back end of our new website.
•    Fact-checking information provided by other staff members.
•    Correctly formatting reviews as they are received so they are ready for copy-editing.
•    Other administrative tasks as needed.
The ideal JAAR intern will be organized, focused, and comfortable working with language, databases, and the journal’s editors.  An ideal position for a religious studies or English major, or anyone interested in learning more about the field of scholarly publishing.  Please send statement of interest and resume to: Cynthia Eller,


Iranian American Women Foundation Internship

The Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) is now accepting internship applications to work with our community development team at our Irvine, CA office.

The Office Intern will provide support to the IAWF Office Team and IAWF leadership.  They will be exposed to the organization's advocacy efforts and research on Iranian-American women, events planning, and the day-to-day operations of a non-profit organization.  They will work within the office to ensure that the agenda and efforts of the organization are successful.  Qualified candidates should be comfortable working independently and have impeccable organizational and interpersonal skills.

For more information, please contact Erma Cross, Internship Coordinator,

Orange County Museum of Art Internships

OCMA’s internships prepare the next generation for museum careers. Interns work alongside current professionals, while gaining valuable skills. They have the opportunity to assist with duties related to the museum, its exhibitions and programs. Internships are unpaid but can be completed for academic credit.


  • Professional demeanor
  • Reliable, dedicated and committed 
  • Enthusiastic about interacting with the public
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal  
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment  
  • Ability to work independently, many projects will be self-directed 
  • Open to current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates
  • Interest and a background in the arts, specifically modern and contemporary visual art, a plus


Must be available at least 2 days a week, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:30am-5:00pm, as well as some flexible evening and weekend hours.  Internships vary by department and run a minimum of 12 weeks.  Individual schedules are based on department needs.

For more information, please contact Erma Cross, Internship Coordinator,

LACMA Curatorial and Collections Internships

The LA County Museum of Art has internships available in the following areas:

Collections Management Internship

Curatorial Internship

Collections Management Internship

Registrar & Collection Information Internships  

For more information, please contact Erma Cross, Internship Coordinator,

Claremont Heritage 2015-16 Internships

Claremont Heritage Internship Project Descriptions and Intent

Unpaid Internships 2015/16

Modern Architectural Survey

Claremont Heritage seeks a student intern to help with updating our local Register of Structures of Historic and Architectural Merit (the number of hours per week to be determined).  The intern will assist the organization in its current initiative to survey modernist architecture in Claremont by filling out California State Survey Form DPR 523A.  The Claremont Heritage Archivist will supervise the intern.  In addition to other duties, the intern will:

•    Develop a basic knowledge of Claremont history, especially post-World-War II;
•    Develop a working vocabulary for describing the aesthetics of modernism;
•    Research local architecture through archival and city sources;
•    Conduct interviews with property owners;
•    Participate in surveying Claremont neighborhoods and architecture;
•    Input information, images and GIS coordinates into California State Survey Form DPR 523A.

History Database Digitization Project

Work with Claremont Heritage in the digitization of our physical archive as well as updating our historic resources inventory database. Currently, Claremont Heritage’s inventory is primarily paper based. These documents are public record and are available to property owners, realtors, assessors, historians, architectural historians, genealogists, students, and other interested parties.  The information is limited to physical onsite presence during Heritage’s open office hours in order to do research. The inventory is also a valuable tool for preservation planning for the future of historic resources within the City of Claremont. Historic properties that are listed in the local register receive additional levels of review and demolition delay. The use of the data contained in these forms for analyzing architectural trends, materials, and architect or builder designs is very limited. Creation of a digital database will allow for increased efficiency of Heritage to respond to research requests, to requests from the City, and to help plan for future inventory and survey needs of the community.

Assistance with organization of archival materials and items in Claremont Heritage’s collection will include working to digitize historic photographs and assisting with organization of materials not yet catalogued.  Images and data will be entered into a database system currently used by Claremont Colleges Digital Library and will be uploaded on a periodic basis.

Historic Archival/Research Duties as Assigned

Assist with research requests and organizing archival materials to provide greater public access to Claremont Heritage’s collections. Collections include historic photographs of properties, people, the colleges, oral histories, and historic neighborhoods. Research requests will require archival research to uncover any information Heritage may have regarding specific properties within the community and reporting on the research findings. Intern will work with the archivist for Claremont Heritage to assist her with additional duties as assigned.

Oral History Organization and Documentation

Assist with organizing and cataloguing existing oral histories conducted by Claremont Heritage in the past.  Duties could include transcription of tape recordings and transfer of audiotapes to digital format.  Students can also be part of actual interviews such developing interview questions, conducting interviews, filming and sound recording.

Claremont Heritage is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of Claremont and educating Claremont’s citizens about that history.  The Claremont Heritage office is located in the historic Garner House in Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Boulevard, Claremont.

All internships will be carried out at Claremont Heritage Office – 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711 (909) 621 0848


For more information, please contact Erma Cross, Internship Coordinator,