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Curriculum - Internships

RIT has the fourth oldest, and one of the largest, experiential education programs in the world. You’ll gain valuable experience through cooperative education, internships, and research opportunities. Both tracks of the museum studies program require you to complete 200 hours of internship at relevant cultural institutions. You can choose to complete this requirement at cultural institutions locally, nationally, or internationally. This experience gives you the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom in a professional setting and gain valuable work experience before graduation. Students in the program have done internships at The Strong, the Memorial Art Gallery, the Genesee Country Village and Museum, the George Eastman House, the Rosen House at Caramoor, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute, and Olana State Historic Site. Faculty advisors help students search for and apply to internships.

Mid-20th century Native American mask