Internship Programme


The NUS Museum Internship Programme is envisioned as the beginning of a relationship with the NUS Museum, and the museum and heritage industry. The programme aims to build rapport with students, provide opportunities to work closely with museum staff and gain first-hand experience of museum work.

To read more about previous interns’ experiences, please read our blog series Diary of an NUS Museum Intern.


Internship Departments

Curatorial & Exhibitions

Interns assist with curatorial functions such as conducting curatorial research, planning and managing the exhibition process, installing exhibitions, publishing exhibition collaterals, conceptualising and running exhibition-related programmes, liasing with artists and partners. Candidates must be detail-oriented, interested in curatorial work, and be comfortable with research and writing.


Interns assist with conceptualistion, organisation, implementation and support of outreach events and programmes (panel discussions, film screenings, workshops and school programmes), research and production of educational materials, guiding visitors, marketing and publicity efforts, press and media relations. Candidates must be comfortable with interacting with the public. Candidates who have knowledge of design programmes such as Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator and Dreamweaver a plus.


Interns assist with cataloguing and research of objects, handling of objects for display, performing condition checks on objects, monitoring object storage and other administrative tasks. Candidates must have knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.


Who We Are Looking For

Applicants who are keen to explore the museum and heritage industry, interested in heritage, arts and culture, meticulous with a keen attention to detail, be self-motivated, have a positive attitude, willing to learn, fluent in spoken and written English (proficiency in Mandarin a plus). Applicants who have completed one year of their undergraduate studies are preferred but others who are interested may also apply.


Internship Information


1 – 3 months


$300 – $500 per month


Application Information

Applications may be submitted anytime and internship opportunities are based on the museum’s needs and requirements. Job descriptions of available positions will be posted on our blog if available.

Click here to download the application form.

Please return a copy of this internship application form with a copy of your CV and a recent essay/ writing sample via email to with the subject header “NUS Museum Internship Programme”.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

For enquiries about the NUS Museum Internship Programme, please email

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