The Museum offers a lively experience for volunteering, with practicums and hands-on work experience to parallel academic research. In our Laboratory for Experiential Learning, students, as future professionals, can gain valuable experiences to further goals and interests.

Our interns work directly with all of our professional staff, across departments, making valuable connections in the operations of an art museum and non-profit organization.  The Museum experience is not limited to people interested in museums or art. The museum is a highly complex non- profit business with divisions in administration, art, education, marketing, public relations and more. No matter what your major, or your future career expectations, you can find valuable experience that will lend itself to future work.

Internships with the Muscarelle give you a greater in-depth experience where you work on larger projects.  To intern at the Museum, we ask that you commit to a minimum of 5 hours a week, during a semester. This is a great way to get a feel for museum work. Hours can be filled with daily tasks, or special projects, depending on what your interests and career goals are. Daily tasks help reinforce the administrative side of the museum, teaching you valuable office and communication skills. Special projects utilize your skills you bring to the museum, while creating experiences you can add to your résumé.

Your FIRST STEP is to fill out an application, and submit it to the Education Office at the Museum or to You will then be called for an interview. Interviews are most commonly held during the first and last weeks of the semester, but please apply anytime; depending on the projects, we may have something that is a perfect fit for your skills and interests.


For further information, please contact or 757.221.2703.
Internships may be taken for credit with approval from the Museum and the Department of Art & Art History.  To do so, please read about the internship program, and make an appointment to consult with the Internship Coordinator at or 757.221.2703


Muscarelle Museum of Art
Lamberson Hall

The College of William & Mary
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

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