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Museum Studies Resources

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.

Museum Fellowships

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

Educational Opportunities

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                            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

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

Art Jobs

Association of Science and Technology Centers

Canadian Museums Association

American Association of State and Local History

National Council on Public History

Society of American Archivists