Museum and Research Opportunities

History of Art undergraduate majors and minors often pursue museum internships and research projects while at Hopkins. Our students have interned and worked as researchers, curatorial, educational assistants at JHU museums, including the Archaeological Museum, the Homewood Museum, and the Evergreen Museum. They also regularly gain experience working with curators and educators at a range of Baltimore museums, including the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Museum. Our students have also been the recipients of paid internships and fellowships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Newark Museum, Sotheby’s and Christie’s, and many other museums, auction houses, and galleries across the country and around the world.  

The Robert and Nancy Hall Curatorial Fellowship is offered each summer and enables a student to work closely with a curator at the Walters Art Museum. A call for applications is circulated by the History of Art department each spring. 

Students in the department routinely avail themselves of Hopkins-wide funding for undergraduate independent research and language learning: including ASPIRE grants, Singleton Center grants, support for internships and research through the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute, Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships, and funding through cross-disciplinary programs including Africana Studies, East Asian Studies, Islamic Studies, Latin American Studies, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The Program in Museums & Society also maintains a list of internships and jobs related to museums and archives. 

The Austen-Stokes Ancient Americas Research Stipend supports undergraduate students who are doing original research projects, engaging in study abroad, pursuing an internship, or developing other special projects related to art of the ancient Americas. The program enables students to realize current or proposed overseas projects and to encourage new projects in art history, film, history, and writing. Applicants should submit a one-page proposal with a clear synopsis of the study, its methods and objectives, and how the experience will contribute to the student’s current course of study and eventual career goals. The application should include a proposed budget and project dates along with one letter of support from a faculty adviser or professor familiar with the research. Contact: Lisa DeLeonardis