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The Missouri Humanities Council and the Missouri Association of Museums and Archives offers a Diversity Internship Award to increase the diversity of those working in museums and archives and to better reflect the diverse communities being served. The award is open to undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds and an interest in a career in the museum or archives fields. We do not place any restrictions on what constitutes diversity. Preference will be given to those candidates who best identify how they will add to the diversity of the museum field generally.

Preference is given to students who apply with a specific host site and project, but MAMA also can offer support in identifying host sites and project opportunities. Depending upon the availability of projects, applicants may choose to focus on a particular area within the museum—such as administration, collections, education, exhibits, marketing, or guest services—or opt for a combination of areas for a broader experience.

The Diversity Internship Award provides a $1,500 stipend for 125 internship hours. One award is available in the fall, spring, and summer.

  • Fall award deadline: August 1
  • Spring award deadline: December 1
  • Summer award deadline: May 1

Internships for 2023 are not yet available. Please contact MAMA if you would like to be included in an email when the application is open.

Contact MAMA with any questions.

Missouri Association for Museums and Archives
P. O. Box 996, Columbia, MO  65205

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