The Museum Studies Certificate Program maintains a list of resources of interest to students. Please let us know about any additional resources you would recommend we share with our students.
Completing a “fellowship” (often meaning a paid internship position) is a prestigious accomplishment, and a financially savvy way to complete your internship requirement. Students are highly encouraged to compete for fellowships such as those listed below:
Getty Institute Multicultural Undergraduate Internships offer paid summer internships in the Los Angeles area to students who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County
Smithsonian Institute Minority Awards Program offers paid 10-week fall, spring, and summer internships for individuals who identify with groups underrepresented in the museum field
Are you interested in continuing your education in Museum Studies? Here are a few resources you might find useful:
Museum Masters Review A comprehensive, crowd-sourced summary of student perspectives on the pros and cons of various Museum Studies programs from around the country
American Alliance of Museums Directory of museum studies and related programs
Gradschools.com A listing of Museum Studies programs from around the world
Online Museum Classes Offered by the Northern States Conservation Center. Classes offered in facilities management, exhibitions, public programming, museum administration, and collections care and management
Museum Study A wide range of four-week online courses to supplement your learning and prepare you for work in the museum field.
Study Abroad, South Africa Michigan State University’s museum studies-focused study abroad program can accommodate non-MSU students on a limited basis. Contact the program coordinator early to express interest.
Employment opportunities in the museum field abound! Job listings can be found on the following websites:
American Alliance of Museum Careers
Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Association of Science and Technology Centers
American Association of State and Local History
National Council on Public History