Museum Studies

Internship Course Numbers and Credits

Currently there are three options. Only AL 493 has variable credits but since the MSU Museum Studies program certificate requires 3 credits, it is recommended that MSU Museum Studies students sign up for AL 496.

AL 493C Museum Internship: variable credit (2 or 3)

A student may earn a maximum of 6 credits in all enrollments for this course. Restrictions: Not open to freshmen or sophomores. Approval of college.

Section 001: Internships at the Michigan State University Museum. For more information about possible internships, see http://museum.msu.edu/?q=intern [Contact Mary Worrall (Worrall@msu.edu) for applications and acceptance into MSU Museum internships]

Section 002: Internships at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University that are NOT part of the Broad docent program [Contact Michelle Word (michword@msu.edu) to arrange internships and enroll in this section]


AL 496 Museum Studies Internship: 3 credits

A student may earn a maximum of 6 credits in all enrollments for this course. Prerequisite: AL 485; Recommended Background: AL 498 and AL 494. Restrictions: Approval of college. This is an interdepartmental course with HA. If you wish to have your enrollment in this course appear on your record as HA 496, enroll in this section and then contact the HA department when this class is completed.

Section 001: Internships at museums or cultural heritage organizations that are NOT the MSU Museum or the MSU Broad Museum

Section 002: Internships at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University that ARE part of the Broad Art Museum’s Docent Training Program Museum Internship. This internship is a full- year commitment in collaboration with the MSU Museum Studies Program. In the fall students complete weekly classes focused on the history, processes, and current state of contemporary art. During the spring semester, students give tours to visitors. In addition to exploring this timeline and focusing on the Broad Art Museum, students will learn the most current best practices for interpretation and touring techniques in contemporary art museums, how to utilize the museum as a learning laboratory, and how to engage the public in a museum setting. Enroll for fall semester; grades will be assigned at the end of spring semester. Priority for enrollment in this section is given to juniors and seniors registering before the start of the fall semester. [Contact Michelle Word (wordmich@msu.edu) to sign up for the Broad docent program and enroll in this section]

Section 003: Internships at the Michigan State University Museum. For more information about the internships, see http://museum.msu.edu/?q=intern [Contact Mary Worrall (Worrall@msu.edu) for applications and acceptance into MSU Museum internships]

AL 893 Museum Internship: 3 credits [for graduate students]

A student may earn a maximum of 6 credits in all enrollments for this course.