Princeton University Art Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum is one of the nation’s great art museums, with globespanning collections that include over 113,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of human history. As an academically-based, public-facing museum, the Museum is committed to shaping experiences that bring together outstanding art and diverse perspectives. Always free and open to the public, the Museum serves dynamic and growing communities, including K-12 students making their first visit to a museum, university students, seasoned museum-goers, and visitors from around the world. Over the past decade, attendance more than doubled, with exhibitions and programs engaging more than 200,000 visitors onsite annually pre-COVID, and another 700,000+ reached through web-based experiences, tours, and publications. Based on this growth, construction of a bold and welcoming new Princeton University Art Museum began in 2021. Designed by Sir David Adjaye, the new facility will open in late 2024 as the embodiment of longstanding institutional commitments to fresh scholarship presented accessibly, object-based learning, the preparation of the next generation of leaders, and the work of equity. Mission Statement: The Princeton University Art Museum educates, challenges, and inspires the students of Princeton University and members of diverse local, national, and international publics through exposure to the world of art. The Princeton University Art Museum would benefit from sponsoring Princeton interns with the Development, Communications, and Information teams whose work supports the Museum’s mission.


Princeton, Nj

Internship Description - 2 Opportunities:

As the Museum plans for its future operations, broadening and deepening our philanthropic and visitor relationships is vital in order to support its activities. The Museum seeks interns to assist with multiple database related projects including data hygiene and digitizing donor records; individual, foundation and corporate prospect research, development event planning for fall fundraising event, and other related support organization. projects. PICS interns will integrate with the Museum’s other summer internships, receiving a broad introduction to the Princeton University Art Museum’s collections and to the Museum field through a four-day orientation program and weekly discussions with Museum staff. Students will learn how development and communications teams partner to support the Museum’s mission, the role philanthropy and constituent relationships play, and the great fun of working with creative, dedicated people.

# of weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Public Transportation Housing  Format
8 6/7 - 7/29 2022 9:00am  5:00pm No Maybe In-person

Housing Information

Potential for on-campus housing.

Internship Qualifications

  • Flexibility and openness to work with a variety of Museum staff during the 8 weeks
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to show discretion when working with (potential) donor/prospect data and confidential records
  • Strong data entry, analytic, and research skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team is a self-starter, interpersonal, problemsolving, and organized
  • Good time management skills
  • Familiarity working with relational databases and/or strong computer skills,
  • Microsoft Office suite, and database administration a plus, but not essential

Writing Sample Required


Special Requirements

  • Vaccinations