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Students gain professional experience through yearlong and summer internships at the Hammer. Yearlong internships are offered for credit for UCLA students. Paid summer internships are offered through the Getty Marrow Internship program. Positions are offered in departments including curatorial, communications, development, and programs, among others.

Communications Intern: Social Media, Digital Marketing, Outreach

Communications Intern: Social Media, Digital Marketing, Outreach

The Hammer Museum offers year-long internships to UCLA students that foster sustained connections between Hammer staff and their interns. The goal of the internship program is to develop students' capacity for professional-level museum service. In the 2020–2021 academic year the Hammer Museum is offering a year-long 9-credit communications internship (3 credits per quarter) to a select UCLA undergraduate student. Interns will be selected from a pool of applicants on the basis of academic record and career interest.

The internships will begin in October 2020, and proceed until the end of the spring 2021 quarter. Interns will work remotely during Fall quarter. The Hammer Museum is committed to the safety of all staff and visitors and will return to onsite work in accordance with guidelines from the State, County, City and UCLA.

To receive credit, interns are required to complete a minimum of 75 hours per quarter. The internship is competitive, and preference is given to juniors or seniors who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

The intern's primary responsibilities will be to assist with social media, digital marketing, and UCLA and Westwood outreach. They will also assist with public relations efforts and targeted outreach for
exhibitions and programs. The intern will help maintain the Hammer's social media accounts—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest, among others—website, and event listings. They will also research media outlets, update press lists, and staff press events. The intern will learn how to develop communications strategy, content strategy, and marketing plans. They will assist the communications team with additional tasks as needed.

To Apply: Students interested in a 2020–2021 communications internship should submit a one-page letter stating professional interests, and qualifications, as well as a resume, and a copy of their transcripts (or Degree Progress Report). Application materials should be emailed to [email protected] by Friday, September 18, 2020.

Emerging Museum Education Fellowship

Applications are closed for the 2020–2021 fellowship. Please check back in summer 2021 to apply for the following year.

The Hammer Museum’s Academic Programs Department is pleased to announce a paid fellowship opportunity for an emerging museum educator during the 2020–2021 academic year. Launched in 2018, the Emerging Museum Education Fellowship program aims to diversify the museum field and reduce barriers among recent college graduates from historically underrepresented groups from acquiring full-time entry-level jobs. The program aims to enrich professional skill-sets of emerging museum educators through on-the-job training, mentorship, and professional development.

The Fellow will work alongside Academic Programs staff in helping visitors of all ages make authentic and personally relevant connections to art, one another, and the world through close looking, dialogue, and inquiry. As an Emerging Museum Education Fellow, you will deepen your gallery teaching practice and gain in-depth experience developing and implementing tours and programs, especially for youth and family audiences. The Fellow will also learn about museum education theory and practice through ongoing professional development.


  • Facilitating digital tours and other educational programs for a variety of audiences, including families, adults, university students, and K–12 students.
  • Working with designated Academic Programs Department staff to propose, develop, and implement a program for intergenerational audiences.
  • Attending mandatory paid training in September 2020 and additional trainings on two Fridays per month during the academic year from 4–6 p.m.

Training and work may be conducted digitally in Fall 2020 in accordance with UCLA’s COVID-19 policies. Applicants must be available to report to work in person but may not need to do so until onsite programs resume.

Eligibility: The Emerging Museum Education Fellowship program is designed specifically for recent undergraduates from historically underrepresented groups. Successful candidates will have:

  • At least 1 year of experience teaching youth, preferably art subjects
  • A B.A. in art education, art, art history, education, visual culture or another museum-related field within the past 2–3 years. 
  • Demonstrated facility in managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated interest in contemporary art

Term length and compensation: The Fellow will work 18–20 hours per week beginning in September 2020 and ending in June 2021, and should be available on some evenings and weekends, as determined by programmatic needs and in accordance with UCLA’s COVID-19 policies. The Fellow is a part-time employee; pay is commensurate with experience.