OCS January Arts & Museums Internship Program

OCS Arts & Museums January Internship Program

Build skills and experience at an arts organization while earning a $750 stipend to complete a transformative, project-based, three week experience! Apply for an OCS ARTS & MUSEUMS JANUARY INTERNSHIP!

Internships are open to all class years and available in areas such as Curatorial, Ethical Stewardship, Theatre, Dramaturgy, Casting for TV & Film, Sustainability, Plant Humanities, Digital Imaging & Visual Resources, Development/Fundraising, Marketing, Event Planning and more!

Click here for a list of current opportunities with details and application instructions.

Preferred Deadline is Sunday, October 16, 2022

The Office of Career Services will provide a stipend of $750 to students who complete an OCS Arts & Museums January Internship. If public health conditions at Harvard allow, students will be eligible to apply for on-campus winter-break housing. Please note that only students completing a January internship at the specific sites in the program will be eligible.

Please note: The OCS Arts & Museums January Internship is a full-time experience (30+ hours per week). Students should not pursue additional internships during the three-week period. These internships are open to Harvard College students only.

Organizations participating include:

Harvard Art Museums, Jose Matteo Ballet, Casting Society of America, Cambridge Community Foundation, Dumbarton Oaks, New Rep Theatre, Central Square Theater, Multicultural Arts Center, American Modern Opera Company

Harvard Art Museums, José Mateo Ballet Theatre, Casting Society of America, Cambridge Community Foundation, Dumbarton Oaks, New Rep Theatre, Central Square Theater, Multicultural Arts Center, and American Modern Opera Company.

OCS Peer Advising Fellow Zavier Chavez ’23 shares his experience with the program:

In winter of 2021, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with the Harvard Art Museums’ Department of Academic and Public Programs through the Harvard OCS Arts & Museums January Internship Program.  During the internship, I interacted closely with faculty in the department and built a virtual and physical guide for visitors, ranging from young children to adults, that oriented them to what behind-the-scenes at the Harvard Art Museums looks like. The guide detailed how teams at the Harvard Art Museums work together from curation, care, restoration, and exhibition to create the magic of each room and the experience we all view so fondly. 

Beyond the tangible product created from the internship, I very much enjoyed exploring the full extent of what the Harvard Art Museums have to offer and develop my own understanding of how complex the institution itself is. In addition, I was able to extend this internship into a term-time job that allowed me to interview the workers across the Museums’ departments that I initially included in the guide and turn each interaction into short weekly articles to highlight, celebrate, and appreciate a diverse selection of team members.

Questions? Email Amy DiGiovine, Undergraduate Advisor for Arts, Entertainment, Media, Advertising, Journalism, Publishing, Fashion, Sports, & Pre-Law at adigiovine@fas.harvard.edu

By Amy DiGiovine
Amy DiGiovine Assistant Director, Arts, Entertainment, Media, Advertising, Journalism, Publishing, Fashion, Sports, & Pre-Law