Practical Experience Requirements
To count towards the Museums Concentration, an internship, volunteer or work experience must meet the following requirements:*
- Consist of 150 hours of work (roughly equivalent to a year-long campus commitment or a 1-month full-time internship) or meet specific SCMA program requirements. When possible, internships of longer duration are strongly encouraged.
- Focus on substantive, content-based work (documented as described here).
- Receive prior approval from your Concentration adviser using the Practical Experience Pre-Approval form, available below. If you do not yet have a Concentration adviser, submit the form to Russel Altamirano (campus address: Museum of Art, Tryon Hall).
If you already completed one or more Practical Experiences before entering the Museums Concentration program, you are still eligible to receive credit for these experiences. You should complete the Pre-Approval form for each experience and review it with your adviser.
*As a general rule, students are encouraged to apply for Praxis funding for one of their practical experiences. Any internship that receives Praxis funding must meet separate qualifications detailed by the Lazarus Center for Career Development .