You’re either a graduate or undergraduate here at Gannon and one question is lingering in your mind: what are you doing to do with all the knowledge that you’ve learned so far?

Although you may not want to pursue a professional career in the arts, you may want to learn more about the many varieties that it has to offer. A great opportunity awaits you at The Erie Art Museum! The Erie Art Museum offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students that are looking to gain experience working in a museum.

What makes this internship such a great opportunity?

When it comes to securing employment opportunities, it’s no longer enough just to have a good degree. Work experience is just as important as academic success to your future career. This internship will provide the necessary assets for students to build their educational and professional skills within the art field that they can apply to their future careers.

What type of work does this internship involve?

Like any other internship, students are open to express their creative abilities and explore many aspects that their internship entails. This specific internship, however, has a wide variety of options. Departments like collections, education and interpretation, graphic design, and marketing are available at The Erie Art Museum. Although the titles revolve around a similar setting, you are able to get a general understanding of all types of professional areas.

What are the requirements?

In order to be eligible to apply for this internship, you’ll need to meet certain requirements to prove that you are the right fit for the job. You’ll need to at least be a sophomore in college, hold a 3.5 GPA, an up-to-date resume including prior employment and volunteer experiences, an essay explaining your interests in the department that you want to work in, transcripts of your educational career, and two letters of recommendation. Although this may seem like a lot, don’t let this discourage you! Remember that an internship is an opportunity to learn and it never hurts to apply. Be confident and put your best foot forward.