College

From internships to free events at Art After Dark, engage with the Norton to create, experiment, and learn about art and culture.

Students

The Norton offers internships to college students interested in art museum careers and in connecting with creative professionals while gaining work experience.

SUMMER 2022 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (Paid)

Internship Dates: June 13, 2022 – July 29, 2022

Application Deadline: April 1, 2022

The Norton Museum of Art Summer Internship Program provides four undergraduate students the opportunity to gain practical art museum experience, engage in intellectual discourse, and develop professional skills. Throughout the seven-week program summer interns will:

  • Work in departments throughout the Museum based on departmental needs.
  • Lead tours through Museum special exhibitions and the Museum Collection.
  • Participate in meetings with art world professionals and visit regional arts institutions.
  • Engage in weekly readings, writing assignments, and discussions of current art historical and museum studies issues.

Terms and Eligibility

The program is open to undergraduates at any accredited U.S. college or university, and to those who have earned a B.A. degree within the past year, but are not currently enrolled in graduate school. All applicants must have successfully completed at least two college-level courses in art history.

  • Interns will be paid and receive housing in West Palm Beach, FL.
  • Applications must include all materials listed below. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application materials will not be returned. 
  •  Norton Museum of Art Intern Application – Download here
  • A typewritten personal statement of no more than 500 words
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references
  • Letters must be sealed and signed across the flap by the recommender. Letters can be sent with your application or separately for receipt by April 1, 2022
  • Resume
  • Official college transcript

All internship applications should be mailed to:

Norton Museum of Art, c/o Kate Faulkner, Director of Public Programs
1450 S Dixie Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

For more information, contact the Kate Faulkner, Director of Public Programs at [email protected]

For opportunities for middle and high school students between the ages of 13 to 17, click here.

2019 Summer Interns

Following a four-year hiatus during a $100 million expansion project, the Norton Museum of Art excitedly welcomed in June four new interns as its 22nd summer intern class. Goals of the internship include learning to collaborate in a museum environment and improving research and professional skills. The interns will be leading summer camp tours that focus on fusing art with traditional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum, partaking in daily discussions with Museum professionals, and assisting with various departmental tasks. Additionally, the group's primary responsibility will be organizing a summer exhibition titled Posters by Toulouse-Lautrec, which will be on view from Aug. 2 through Dec. 10, 2019.

Support for the internship program was provided by The Mr. and Mrs. E. William Aylward Endowment and The Chastain Charitable Foundation Endowment.

Falculty

College programs at the Norton provide learning beyond the classroom and into the galleries.

College Partnerships

Instructors and Norton staff work together to create projects for courses. Students can give presentations in the Museum on art works on display, speak with staff about their careers, combine the Norton’s exhibitions and public programs with assignments, or other projects as appropriate. 


College Tours

Norton staff can tailor a 50-minute guided tour that addresses specific course content.

For more information or to book a tour for a college group please contact:

The Norton Museum of Art COVID-19 Policies

MASKS REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES


The health and safety of our guests is a top priority for the Norton Museum. Beginning October 1, 2021, guests (ages 12+) visiting the Norton Museum of Art will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 professionally administered PCR test taken within 72 hours; or a negative COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test conducted within 24 hours; OR voluntarily show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (together with a valid photo ID for ages 18+). 
"At-home” COVID-19 tests are not accepted. Professionally administered tests only.

Masks are required at all times regardless of negative tests or vaccination status,
except when visiting the Museum Garden or while actively eating or drinking in The Restaurant or Great Hall

This policy is based on guidance and recommendations issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other authoritative or controlling government-issued health standards.

See all our detailed COVID-19 Protocols

If you are unable to visit us in person, please visit The Norton Channel for a wide range of virtual resources, activities, and programs that you can enjoy from home.

For the most up-to-date information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), click here. 

For a list of free vaccination sites, please click here.