Intern Positions

EAM’s Internship Program provides a hands-on learning experience for the next generation of museum professionals.

Interns work closely with department leaders on a wide range of museum including, but not limited to, collection research and management, exhibition installation, marketing, visitor services, educational programs and administrative support. EAM’s goal is to support the intern’s areas of academic pursuit within the museum field and to provide opportunities within the session to work in other museum departments for a comprehensive learning experience.

Internships generally require a minimum of 10 hours per week. Interns must be of junior or senior undergraduate status or in a graduate program. We look for Interns with strong written and verbal skills and proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and social media. Your direct supervisor at EAM will complete assessment reports required for academic credit but interns are responsible for all other arrangements and paperwork needed for their college or university credit.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, one academic writing sample and up to two letter of recommendation from a recent professor or department head to

Elmhurst Art Museum meets all ADA standards and is an equal opportunity employer.


Education/Administrative Intern

This is an unpaid internship for a non-profit arts organization. College credit can be arranged for undergraduate or graduate students.  Interns must be available a minimum of 2 days per week (10-20 hours per week depending on the schedule).                                       

Job Summary

Working with the Education Program Coordinator, the Visitor Services Manager and the Administration and Advancement Manager, the intern will provide administrative and logistical support for classes, public programs and visitor services as well as other administrative tasks. 

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students studying in Art, Art Management, Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies or related field (previous experience in the arts is a plus)
  • Ability to work well with children and families including special needs 
  • Ability to maintain a high level of diplomacy and professionalism in all circumstances
  • Possess excellent organization and communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening, weekend and holiday assignments

If interested, please send your CV and cover letter to, with the subject line "Education Internship".

Pottery Studio Intern

This is an unpaid internship for a non-profit arts organization. The intern may use the studio and supplies for his/her own projects up to 5 hours per week.

Must be available on Tuesday evenings from 6 - 9:30pm

Job Summary

Working with the EAM Pottery Instructor, the intern will help with cleaning and organizing the ceramics studio, recycling clay, loading and firing the electric kiln and provide support during the pottery class as a classroom assistant. 

Skills & Qualifications

Knowledge of clay and kiln etc preferable (experience can vary). If not experienced, willingness/interest to learn pottery as the instructor is willing to teach the intern.

If interested, please send your CV and cover letter to