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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). 

    From our Interns

    "Working in the education department at The Ringling means gaining experience in a circus museum, an art museum, a historic home, a theater and a library. After one summer here I have the confidence to start my museum career anywhere."

    Heather Cook

    "I truly enjoyed my summer internship building new skills as a prospective art librarian and working with such a great team. One of my projects included digitizing rare portfolios from the John Ringling library collection.

    Sarah Burris

    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.

    Opportunites and the Application for Summer 2015 will be available in late Fall, 2014

    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 recipient’s 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 curatorial careers.

    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 that 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’ Employment Specialist at employment@ringling.org

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