The museum deepens students’ engagement with the arts through a variety of programs and professional opportunities. Programs such as Hammer Study Hall and our annual Arts Party draw hundreds of students to the museum to hang out in our courtyard and galleries. Through internships, employment, mentorship, and peer communities, UCLA students and other university students are empowered to contribute to the cultural landscape of Los Angeles and beyond.
Explore Art with Friends
Student groups of 10 or more can request a free tour of a current exhibition. Learn more and request a visit on our Tours page.
Events Designed for University Students
Hammer Study Hall—At this quarterly event, students are invited to study at the museum, sustained by boosted Wi-Fi, free snacks, soothing music, and art breaks.
Arts Party—Hundreds of college students from across Southern California attend this annual evening of performance, art, music, and after-hours access to the galleries.
UCLA Art History Graduate Student Symposium—Happening on October 19, 2018. At this symposium, emerging scholars across disciplines address the history and aesthetics of public alterations of surfaces, structures, subjects, and systems as they relate to art and art history.
Learn about upcoming events on our program calendar.
Graphite Interdisciplinary Journal of the Arts
Graphite is a student arts organization dedicated to producing critical and creative projects in an integrated physical and digital space. Graphite staff members produce a printed journal, create digital publications, and plan programs for students and the public. Visit the Graphite page for more information.
The Hammer offers two internship opportunities to university students—academic year-long internships and summer Getty Multicultural Undergraduate internships—which are designed to develop strong professional skills in the arts and non-profit fields. Internship opportunities are listed on the Hammer Employment and Internships page when openings are available.
Academic year-long internships are open only to UCLA students. These interns receive course credit and are invited to participate in a full calendar of professional development workshops designed especially for Hammer students. Positions are determined by departmental need; recruitment and hiring usually occur in Summer and Fall.
The Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program aims to encourage greater diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts. Two to three Getty interns work at the Hammer for 10 weeks over the summer and receive a stipend. View eligibility requirements on the Getty Foundation’s website.
Paid part-time positions and work-study positions are available for UCLA students across all departments in the museum throughout the academic year. Current openings are listed on the Hammer Employment and Internships page.
Student Educator Program
Student Educators are paid UCLA students from diverse disciplines who lead tours for all audiences. Student Educators participate in mandatory summer training and extensive professional development throughout the year. As the museum’s core teaching staff, student educators lead public and private tours, support family programming, and assist with curator walk-throughs. Student Educators are hired in Spring Quarter for the following academic year. Please contact [email protected] for more information.