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Museum Interns

For Students

The McClung Museum strives to be a part of every Vol’s campus experience. Get involved with us to learn, gain professional development, or have fun!

Graduate Research Assistantships

The McClung Museum houses seven Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) in:

Christine Dano Johnson holds a Yup'ik box featured in her mini exhibition, "Land, Sea, Spirit."

  • Academic Programs (university-level museum education)
  • Archaeology
  • Arts & Culture
  • Collections Management
  • Museum Education
  • Malacology
  • Paleoethnobotany

GRA positions are only available to students who have been accepted in to a graduate program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Per university policy, each position requires a commitment of twenty hours a week for a nine month appointment paid over the course of twelve months.

The deadline for incoming GRA positions has passed, and applications are currently under review. Positions will start in August 2019.

Undergraduate Internships

Are you interested in a mission-driven career? Get your start by interning at UT’s on-campus museum! Earn credit hours while gaining hands-on experience and a broad perspective of the museum profession. Internships are open to all majors, with some preferences outlined for certain positions. Areas of specialization include:

McClung Interns

  • Graphic Design
  • Communications
  • Development
  • Exhibition Curatorial
  • Malacology
  • Archaeology
  • Collections Management

Each week you will spend eight hours with your direct supervisor gaining skills in your area of interest. Then, for two hours a week you will participate in group break-out sessions learning from other museum staff members, going on field trips, and rounding out your experience.

Mid-fall look for the application and submission deadlines for the following spring semester on Handshake or contact Katy Malone, Curator of Academic Programs, at for details.

Student Board

The McClung’s office of Academic Programs is looking for students who want to do more with their on-campus museum. Have fun and gain experience with leadership while starting something new at UT. The McClung’s student advisory board will be open to all current UT students of good academic standing. Get involved or get more information by contacting Sadie Counts at