Graduate Student Resources and Internships

graduate students at the V M F A

The Department of Art History Graduate Manual offers detailed information about both the historical studies and museum studies concentrations. It provides program deadlines, updated each semester, and all the administrative forms that students need while completing degree requirements.


MA students may complete internships for course credit during any semester, including the summer. They seek out internships at local, regional, national, or international museums. Students completing internships are expected to have specific responsibilities relevant to a clearly defined project. In addition, interns have opportunities to observe or contribute to ongoing professional activities (e.g., processing loans, attending project meetings, observing educational programs) associated with the professional specialization with which the internship is affiliated or the project to which the intern contributes. All internships for course credit must be approved by the Department.