Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




The internship program at the New Orleans Museum of Art provides graduate and undergraduate students from universities and colleges with on-site training in various museum responsibilities under the guidance and training of a senior level staff member. Internships are available in the administration, curatorial, development or educational departments of the Museum. I chose the public relations department for my internship because public relations is an art organization's essential contact with its public through communications that are not entirely based on publicity, and as such I wanted to learn more about the operation of the department. Because public relations work requires some skill and confidence in writing (Rudman 9), I believed that I was qualified to assist in writing assignments with an undergraduate degree in English.