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Internships & Fellowships

  • Welcome to the Ringling Museum of Art

    31 galleries filled with works of antiquities, old masters and modern visionaries, the Ringling Museum is a jewel set on Sarasota’s beautiful Bayfront.

  • Right This Way to the Circus Museum

    Discover the history of the American circus through special exhibitions, displays and interactive galleries.

  • When the Curtain Rises

    From the classics to the experimental, the Historic Asolo Theater is at the heart of arts and culture in Sarasota.

  • The Bayfront Gardens

    Riot with greenery and sculpted gardens, the Ringling’s 66-acres are a rich collection of tropical flora as inspiring as any work of art here.

  • Ca’ d’Zan: The Last of the Gilded Mansions

    Modeled on the Venetian palazzos of Venice, Italy, the magnificent Ca' d’Zan was John Ringling’s love letter to his beloved wife Mable.

  • The Ringling Art Library

    One of the Ringling Art Library’s most important and essential tasks is making its collection available to students and scholars of art.

The Ringling is dedicated to sharing its resources and experience with future museum and non-profit organization professionals interested in a career in the museum field. The internship program introduces graduate students to the intricacies of a major museum complex.  It provides insight into museum careers through practical work experience not available in most academic settings.  Interns participate in daily operations of specific museum departments and have the opportunity to attend museum tours with curators, board meetings, lectures, exhibition openings, and departmental orientations. Two types of internships are offered, a summer internship (Paid) and an academic year internship (Unpaid). 

Summer Internships

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, will be offering a limited number of paid internships for ten weeks every Summer. Summer internships combine practical, hands-on experience working on a project for a specific department with exposure to all aspects of the Ringling’s operation.

View 2015 Openings and Application

Academic Year Internships

Academic internships are available all year long. They are unpaid and generally last for one academic semester. A variety of opportunities are available. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. View FAQ

Fellowships

The Fellowship Program is designed to help recent recipients of a master’s or doctoral degree in the arts, arts administration or museum studies prepare for a career in museum management and administration, museum education and curatorship.

Applicants must be able to work independently and as a team member.  We seek individuals who are upbeat, imaginative and willing to participate in many areas of museum operation. Students nearing completion of a master’s or doctoral degree and who meet these requirements are encouraged to apply.

Each year Fellowship departments and projects change. For more information on this coming year’s department and the specific requirements of the position, contact Ringling Human Resources at employment@ringling.org

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