Student Opportunities

Student interns and monitors play a vital role in the operation of the UMW Galleries. They are important to both the day to day administration of the Galleries as well as the accomplishment of long-term projects. We appreciate your interest in working with the UMW Galleries and look forward to your application!


An internship with the UMW Galleries provides students with hands-on experience in museum collections management, exhibition design, and gallery administration. Each semester the Galleries employ up to six interns who want to pursue careers and gain expertise in the fields of Art, Art History, and Museum Studies.

Interns participate in many diverse projects under the direction of the Exhibition Coordinator and Collections Manager. Some activities include: digitizing and photographing the collection for our online database, updating collections storage facilities with archival quality materials, install and de-install exhibitions, providing tours to visiting groups, and much more.

Internships are open to UMW students and are available for credit.

If you would like to apply for an internship, please complete the application here. Please note that this link will not be accepting applications until 2025.

If you are awarded an internship, please find the UMW internship contract here.

Monitor Positions

Our monitors are the face of the Gallery and serve as the first introduction visitors have with the exhibit. Monitors are responsible for a variety of activities including greeting visitors and supervising the front desk, answering questions for patrons, attending gallery receptions, and monitoring guests.

Monitor positions are available for UMW students in the Spring and Fall semesters only. If you would like to apply for this position, please complete the application here.

Submission Details

Internship and Monitor applications can be emailed to or delivered in person to Ridderhof Martin Gallery, 1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Due to the high volume of internship applications in 2023, internships are not available to additional applicants until Spring 2025 and/or Fall 2025.