Yes! Internships, student jobs – and volunteering, too! – are great ways to build your résumé. You gain valuable work experience, develop appropriate skills in your area of interest, build relationships with mentors and others who have the potential to assist you when you begin a serious job-search later on, and explore career paths to see if they truly fit your skills and abilities.
The best place to find a variety of good paying student jobs in any field, both on and off campus, is the UW Student Job Center.
To start, you may want to review this comprehensive overview of all things museum-related: Museums Association
Local Internship Options
Local Volunteer Options
- Wisconsin Historical Museum
- Wisconsin Historical Society
- Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
- Wisconsin Veterans Museum
Other Internship Opportunities
- The Association of Art Museum Curators Internships and Fellowships directory
(this site isn’t maintained as well BUT it lists many museums, so just get to their sites and search on your own)
You may discover that if you put “Library internship” and the location you wish to find one into Google, you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
In the meantime, here are a few to get you started:
There are many programs on campus to help you find internships or volunteer options!