Internships

Through our programs at The Carle interns learn about the many skills and career-tracks that are part of the art museum experience. The staff is committed to making an intern’s experience hands-on and meaningful. The Museum offers paid summer internships, thanks to the support of our donors. We regret that we cannot, at this time, offer internships for high school students. 

How to Apply for a Paid Summer Internship

Apply using the online application (applications will be accepted starting in November of 2022)

Application deadline: March 1, 2023

The application requires the following documents

  • A completed Internship application
  • Cover letter explaining your career goals, your interest in the program, what you hope to gain, and what you can contribute. If you are applying for more than one internship you can submit a cover letter for each internship or a joint cover letter for all internships. Please make sure your cover letter(s) speak to the specifics of each internship.
  • Résumé or CV
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional, signed on letterhead)

Letters must be received by the deadline and submitted directly by the recommenders to hr@carlemuseum.org or The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Internship Program, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002. Be sure to give your letter writers enough time; we recommend asking them at least one month before the application deadline.

Incomplete applications cannot be accepted. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are not able to receive phone calls. We notify all applicants when a position has been filled.

What if you have an internship grant or scholarship?

If you have secured external funding and are interested in an internship opportunity, at any time of year, within a certain department, please inquire at hr@carlemuseum.org. The Development, Marketing, Collections, Education, and Administration departments have hosted interns previously outside of the museum-funded opportunities, when timing and capacity allowed. 

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