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Internships are an excellent way to gain firsthand experience in the field of art history. A variety of internship possibilities are available at museums and galleries, historic houses, and other cultural and arts organizations.

Course Credit

Students who have been awarded an internship can earn course credit through HART 3880: Internship Training and HART 3883: Internship Research.

HART 3880 and 3883 are considered department internship credit hours. Internship credits can count toward the total hours required for graduation from Vanderbilt; however, HART 3880 and 3883 will not count toward the total hours required for the history of art major or minor, and they do not count toward AXLE.

Students will need to secure a HART faculty adviser for these internships, and all necessary paperwork must be processed through the College of Arts and Science. Normal tuition charges apply for the internship credit hour(s) earned.

Important note: We do not grant HART credit for non-academic internships pursued at auction houses (i.e., Christie’s and Sotheby’s), at popular and fashion magazines, with fashion designers, and the like. Students interested in requesting Vanderbilt credit for internships at organizations such as these will need to do so through registration in INDS 3880 (fall, spring) and INDS 3884 (summer).