University Students

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The museum offers many opportunities for students across all disciplines to get involved, learn, and have fun.

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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.


Internships at the Hammer last a full academic year and are designed for UCLA students to develop strong professional skills in the arts and non-profit fields. Interns 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. Course credit is available for most positions. Current openings are listed on the Hammer Employment and Internships page. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Work-Study Opportunities

Paid work-study positions are available for UCLA students in the bookstore, audio/visual, facilities, programs, security, and visitor experience departments throughout the academic year. For more information, please visit the UCLA Financial Aid Office's Work-Study page at UCLA Work Study.

Employment Opportunities

Paid part-time 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. Please contact [email protected] for more information. 

Student Educators

Student Educators are paid UCLA students from diverse disciplines who serve as the Hammer Museum’s docent corps. Student Educators participate in mandatory summer training and extensive professional development throughout the year. As the main gallery educators, students lead public and private tours, support family programming, and assist with curator walkthroughs. Student Educators are hired in Spring Quarter for the following academic year. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Hammer Student Professional Development

All students who work or volunteer at the Hammer are eligible to participate in the Hammer Student Professional Development series. The goal of the series is to develop students’ capacity for professional-level museum service. Past programs include staff-student reading groups, resume workshops, student appreciation events, and technical rehearsal tickets for the LA Opera. Please contact [email protected] for more information.