All Museum Studies students whether graduate or undergraduate are encouraged to seek out internship opportunities. These internships have been done at institutions across the United States. Students are encouraged to apply for competitive internships, but internships can also be arranged independently with the assistance of Museum Studies faculty. It is a firm policy of the department that all internships must be a meaningful work experience which gives the student the opportunity to learn by working alongside a seasoned museum professional.

Places where our students have held internships in the past five years:

  • Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute
  • Historic Waco Foundation
  • Ray Riley Digitization Center, Baylor University Libraries
  • Bayou Bend Collection, Houston Museum of Fine Arts
  • Carnegie Science Center
  • George H. W. Bush Presidential Library
  • George W. Bush Presidential Library
  • Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School
  • History of Scuba Diving Museum
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Scotty's Castle, Death Valley, California
  • Oklahoma History Center
  • Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
  • Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum
  • Third Cavalry Museum, Fort Hood
  • Smithsonian National Museum of American History
  • Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
  • Smithsonian National Postal Museum
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Museum Studies students have also found opportunities for meaningful work experiences at some of the other libraries and cultural institutions on campus.

    Department of Museum Studies

    1300 S. University Parks Drive
    Waco, TX 76706

    (254) 710-1233