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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 internship or co-op assignments at relevant cultural institutions, locally, nationally, or internationally. Faculty advisors help students search for and apply to internships/co-ops.

Students in the program have done internships at The Strong, the Memorial Art Gallery, the Genesee Country Village & Museum, the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, the George Eastman House/International Museum of Photography & Film, the Rochester Public Library, the Seneca Park Zoo, the Rochester Museum & Science Center, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Olana State Historic Site, the Rosen House at Caramoor, 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 the Library of Congress.

Early 20th century Indian puppet