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2024 Spring Inclusion and Belonging Intern

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2023

The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is to welcome all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature. Founded by philanthropist and arts patron Alice Walton, Crystal Bridges is a public non-profit charitable organization.

Job Description:

Position Title: 2024 Spring Inclusion and Belonging Intern

Position Type: Paid Intern

Department: People Services

Reports to: Director, Inclusion & Belonging

Museum Overview

Crystal Bridges is a museum of American art located in Bentonville, Arkansas. We explore the unfolding story of America by actively collecting, exhibiting, interpreting, and preserving outstanding works that illuminate the American heritage and artistic possibilities.

We are passionate about transforming lives through experiences that encourage the discovery of new ideas, expanded dreams, and inspired actions.

As an intern at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, you will be empowered to think creatively, ask questions, and make suggestions to help move the institution forward.

Position Summary

The Inclusion and Belonging Internship with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is designed to be an introduction into the world of Inclusion and Belonging and will allow interns to see how different strategies are being used at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Momentary.

This is the perfect opportunity for an intern studying or interested in studying social sciences and is open to learning!

The intern selected for this amazing opportunity will gain the following knowledge:

Community Engagement

  • Collaboration with Learning and Engagement Department
  • Cultivate and maintain community partnerships
  • Understand components of community development internally and externally
  • Attend disability task force to learn and apply access and inclusion

Workplace Culture and Staff Engagement

  • Learn about departments and their roles
  • Learn and assist in ERG’s
  • Assist with ERG Celebration (Staff Engagement)
    • Recognition lunches

Procedures, Policies and Structure

  • ARC Guiding Principles
  • CE Framework
  • Assist with facilitating meetings

The intern will work closely with the Director of Inclusion and Belonging and People Services staff to learn and gain real world experience.

The Inclusion and Belonging Intern will learn.

  • How to communicate effectively
    • Listen and facilitate discussions
  • How to solve problems by
    • Assessing simulations and active situations
    • Providing consultations otherwise know as active solutions
  • How to use Adobe
    • Create and complete documents
  • Learn Training platforms such as Open Sesame
    • Create and implement training mods

Minimum Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required, and familiarity with library and Web-based search tools is strongly preferred.
  • A background check is required.
  • Must maintain confidentiality of all non-public Museum information.
  • Possible course credit can be negotiated with the University departmental supervisor.


  • Applications due November 10, 2023
  • Intern selected by December 1st, 2023
  • Anticipated Start Date: January 22, 2024.


  • Monday, January 22, 2024 thru Friday, April 26, 2024
  • Weeks: Duration of approximately 14 weeks
  • Hours:
    • Undergraduate Intern up to 20 hours per week
    • Graduate Intern up to 25 hours per week
  • Weekly schedule to be arranged with direct supervisor

Required Documents:

  • Letter of Interest
    • Why are you interested in this internship opportunity and how will this internship assist you?
  • Resume
    • If you do not have any previous work history, please mention any work, volunteering, or extracurricular activities you have performed or participated in.
  • Letter of Recommendation
    • At least one letter of recommendation; please submit a maximum of two.


Undergraduate Interns: $13.00 an hour

Graduate Interns: $14.00 an hour

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an intern to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: In the work environment described below, position requires work at a desk, utilizing a computer and a telephone for prolonged periods of time, good eye/hand coordination, bending and stretching for filing, and physical stamina to lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a height of at least three feet for file and materials storage as appropriate for the demands of the office. Visual acuity to review written materials is required for this job.
  • Work environment: Work will be performed in an office environment and museum spaces. The noise level in the museum work environment is usually low to moderate.
  • If the intern’s personal equipment is used, the museum accepts no liability for any damage caused to said equipment while being used for museum purposes, nor loss or corruption of electronic files on devices.

All offers of employment are contingent on your successful completion (where permitted by state law) of a confidentiality agreement and background check. Crystal Bridges requires all employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, or meet Arkansas state requirements, subject to accommodations. In addition, you will need to provide proper identification verifying your eligibility to work in the United States on your first day of work.

Crystal Bridges is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.