Art History and Curating Internship

Art History and Curating student Maya Hodge, taking a tour through an exhibition at MADA Gallery.

Gain invaluable experience and employability through our Monash Curating Internship.

In the second year of the Bachelor of Art History and Curating you’ll put your skills and knowledge into practice with a six-week curating internship in a gallery, museum or other related organisation in Melbourne, Australia or overseas. This opportunity helps you to build your confidence and make industry contacts while gaining invaluable on-the-job practical experience.

Working with your course coordinator you’ll outline a plan structured to help you source an internship opportunity with an organisation that reflects your interests and also challenges you to explore new avenues in the art sector.

Our curating internship program links your academic studies to work experience helping you prepare for the transition from university to the working world.

Past students have gained an invaluable first-hand experience learning the essential elements to museum and gallery administration. Students have gained insights across a variety of roles and duties including,

  • preparing an exhibition
  • installation of artworks
  • marketing of exhibitions
  • Identifying, documenting artworks and artefacts,
  • organising loans
  • working on educational or short course programs


Below are just a few examples of where our students have undertaken internships.

Student Internship organisationSector

Eva Balog

21st Biennale of Sydney (2018)

Note: After Eva graduated from Monash she gained employment with the Sydney Biennale as Guest Relations Assistant.

Read the Q&A with Eva and find out more about her studies and work experience.

Cultural

Maya Hodge

Bunjilaka Aboriginal Culture Centre, Melbourne Museum
Carlton, Victoria

Read the Q&A with Maya and find out more about her studies and work experience.

Cultural

Nicholas Scoullar

Courthouse Youth Arts Gallery
Geelong, Victoria

Community

Emilie Jeffries

Connection Art Space
Dandenong, Victoria

Community

Kelly Lawrence

Sutton Gallery
Contemporary art gallery
Fitzroy, Victoria

Commercial

John Seacombe

Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art
Carlton, Victoria

Commercial

Izzy Hardisty

3-Ply
Artist-led Publishing firm
Muckleford, Victoria

Publishing