The Speed Paid Internship program provides 180 hours of paid, specialized training in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters for interns from groups historically underrepresented in the museum field and also those who support the goal of promoting an inclusive museum which invites everyone to celebrate art, forever.

Successful candidates may arrange academic credit through their college or university. Internship projects are based on the applicant’s academic requirements, skills, and interests, and on the needs of the museum.

The Speed is now accepting applications for the Summer 2022 Internships through 5/11/2022.

Name and Address

Internship Preference

Please rank your internship preferences.1=most interested, 7=least interested.



Administrative operations in Museum/Non-profit industry; database navigation, data entry and processing; support advancement goals and initiatives for Museum mission


Gain knowledge of grants writing and proposal development process


Learn about the day-to-day operations of the Chief Executive's office at a premier fine arts museum. Complete a special archiving project for the Director's Office of the Speed Art Museum.


Film interns are given the opportunity to further their research skills by assisting the Curator of Film in compiling information related to upcoming and perspective screenings at the museum.


Learn about buying and creating custom merchandise for a museum with regular special exhibitions


Learn daily functions of Sales and Operations of Private Events.


Learn the operations of Museum security and safety 

Reason for Interning

What do you hope to gain from this experience and what can we expect from you?

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) are key to the continued growth and success of the Speed Art Museum. Given your personal background, how will you contribute to DEAI at the Speed Art Museum?

Demographic Information

You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.

Emergency Contact

Please list who we should contact in case of an emergency.


Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to intern.

Academic Credit

Please let us know if you are seeking an internship for academic credit. List any information pertinent to receiving credit.

Education Background

Please tell us what school you attend, how many credit hours you've completed, your major and GPA information. If graduate student, please include undergraduate degree details.

Previous Work/Volunteer/Internship Experience

Summarize your previous work/volunteer/internship experience including the name and location of organization or business.

Special Skills or Qualifications

Summarize special skills and qualifications you have acquired from employment, previous volunteer work and internships, or through other activities, including hobbies or sports.


Please provide names, contact information and nature of relationship for three references.


By submitting this application, I affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and complete. I understand that if I am accepted as a volunteer, any false statements, omissions, or other misrepresentations made by me on this application may result in my immediate dismissal.