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Get involved with the McClung Museum.

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

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

Undergraduate Internships

Are you interested in a mission-driven career? Get your start by interning this spring semester. 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 may include:

  • Communications
  • Development
  • Exhibition Curation
  • Environmental Archaeology
  • Exhibitions and Operations
  • Museum Education
  • Malacology Collection
  • Archaeology Collection

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.

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Applications for Spring semester 2024 are open until October 27th! Apply on Handshake.

Graduate Research Assistantships

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

GRA positions are only available to students who are currently enrolled in or have been accepted by a graduate program at the UT Knoxville. Per university policy, each position requires a 20-hour-per-week commitment for a nine-month appointment. GRAs receive a tuition waiver and are paid a monthly stipend over the course of 12 months.

Currently, there are no positions available.

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 Alex Miller at

Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are currently closed. Check back in the Fall semester for applications!

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.

Student Employment

The McClung is frequently looking for student workers to assist in Visitor Services and other areas of the museum. Get PAID to be involved with your museum! Only students who are currently enrolled at UT Knoxville are eligible.

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