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Souls Grown Deep Foundation Internship


Two young men look carefully at an artwork in the High's American art galleries.

The High Museum of Art is one of three art museum partners for the Souls Grown Deep Foundation Internship Program during the 2020–2021 academic year. Three internships for students of color are offered annually at select museums through this program, affording part-time professional experience at a leading art museum. This internship runs from January to May 2021. Interns are required to commit a minimum of 8 hours per week. Each intern will receive a $5,000 stipend from the Foundation.

This internship is designed for students interested in exploring professions related to museums and the visual arts. Priority is given to rising juniors and seniors at accredited undergraduate programs. Applicants must have completed a minimum of two years of academic coursework and must be in good academic standing. While a demonstrated interest in art and art history is preferred, students in all majors are encouraged to apply. Previous museum experience is not required.

For more information on this internship program, visit the Souls Grown Deep Foundation Internship website.

Souls Grown Deep Foundation (SGDF) Internship
High Museum of Art
Supervisor: Laurel Humble, Head of Creative Aging and Lifelong Learning

The SGDF intern will assist with Creative Aging and Lifelong Learning programming and conduct key research into the museum’s collection. With guidance from Education staff, the intern’s research will explore topics related to older artists in the museum’s collection, focusing on the many artists in the Folk and Self-Taught Art collection who dedicated themselves to art making later in life. The SGDF intern will also work with Education staff to translate this research into gallery-based education programming, and work on other Creative Aging and Lifelong Learning projects as needed. Through this program the intern will learn about the field of museum education and different museum audiences, hone their research skills, further their art historical knowledge, and gain general exposure to varied aspects of museum work.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Interest in art, art history, museums, or museum education
  • Excellent customer service, organizational, and communication skills
  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on December 4, 2020, and should include the following materials:

  1. Essay explaining what you would hope to learn from the experience of interning at the High Museum of Art, and what you seek to contribute and to achieve from participating in the Souls Grown Deep Internship Program. Maximum of 800 words.

  2. Academic transcript. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

  3. Resume. Please include internship and work experience, relevant academic courses, and computer and language skills.

Applicants should submit the attachments above in a single email, on or prior to the deadline, to using the subject line “Souls Grown Deep Internship Application” and the applicant’s name. All attachments should be sent as a pdf or jpg file.

In addition to the emailed attachments listed above, applicants must have at least one confidential letter of recommendation. A letter of recommendation may be submitted by faculty at your college or university or by current or past employers who are familiar with your skills and abilities. The letter of recommendation must be emailed directly from the recommender’s institutional email address to and should clearly indicate the applicant’s name in the subject line.