INTERNSHIPS AND WORK STUDY
The opportunity to work and learn outside the classroom is one of the Graduate Program’s defining features. Each student is guaranteed a substantive, eight-hour-per-week work-study job in a museum (usually WCMA, the Clark, or MASS MoCA) or the Chapin Library. Many of these involve important work on exhibition projects, including student-organized exhibitions that have in some instances received wide recognition. Students may also serve as research assistants in the Clark’s Research and Academic Program, which annually brings more than a dozen world-renowned scholars to Williamstown for extended residential fellowships. In addition, students may seek internships in other divisions at partner museums, from the education division to the director's office. Students in their second year sometimes choose to accept a teaching assistantship in the undergraduate curriculum.