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For UT Students

Currently, we have four opportunities for student involvement at the McClung.

Student Advisory Board | Undergraduate Internships | Student-driven Programs | Graduate Research Assistantships

Do you have another idea? We’d love to hear it! Contact Katy Malone, Curator of Academic Programs, at

McClung Student Advisory Board

The McClung Museum is looking for students who want to do more to support and influence their on-campus museum. Have fun and gain experience with leadership while starting something new at UT. The McClung Student Advisory Board will be open to all current UT students of good academic standing. To learn more, contact Sadie Counts at


Graduate Research Assistantships

The McClung Museum houses seven graduate research assistantships (GRAs) in Archaeology, Arts & Culture,Collections Management, Museum Education, Malacology, Paleoethnobotany, and Academic Programs (university-level museum education).

GRA positions are only available to students who have been accepted into a graduate program at the UT Knoxville. Per university policy, each position requires a 20-hour-per-week commitment for a nine-month appointment that is paid over the course of 12 months.

Available positions are listed as early as January for the following academic year. Please check back for more details.

Student-Driven Programs

Each semester, the museum and Student Advisory Board can present some programs developed by, for, and with UT students and student organizations. We let YOU take over the McClung. We provide the space, support, and protection for the galleries and objects, so you can enjoy your museum and build community. Interested in learning more? Contact the Curator of Academic Programs, Katy Malone, at to start a collaboration.

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:

  • Communications
  • Advancement
  • Exhibition Curatorial

Each week you will spend eight hours with your direct supervisor gaining skills in your area of interest. 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.

Spring 2021 applications are closed. Check back next fall!