Clowes Internship Program
With a long-term goal of improving Indiana’s professional museum workforce, the Clowes Internship Program at the IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has a primary objective to increase the quantity, quality, and accessibility of real-world professional development experiences available to IUB upper-level undergraduate and master’s degree students seeking museum careers.
On-campus internships undertaken during fall and spring semesters are enabling IUB students to gain valuable work experiences without interrupting their studies by relocating to distant locations or for unrelated part-time work. The program also funds summer session work in off-campus museums as well. This option expands the range of professional opportunities available to museum-focused IUB students, while strengthening the work of these peer institutions.
The Clowes Internships at IUMAA are funded by the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc., a private foundation, was established by Allen W. Clowes, a leading philanthropist in Indianapolis, Indiana, who during his life made major contributions to various charitable organizations that promoted or preserved the fine arts, music, literature, education, science and history. Most of these organizations are located in Central Indiana. The primary mission of the foundation is to support charitable organizations that promote or preserve the Arts and Humanities and to support charitable organizations that were supported by Mr. Clowes during his life or are similar to those supported by Mr. Clowes.