Elizabeth Stafford Hutchinson Endowed Internship

The Elizabeth Stafford Hutchinson Endowed Internship (ESHEI) is offered once each summer.

This 40-hour per week, 12-week internship pays a $1,650 stipend to help defray cost of living in Washington, D.C. The internship was established by National Museum of Women in the Arts Texas State Committee in April 2010 to honor Elizabeth Hutchinson, long-time board member, Texas Committee founder, and Vice-President Emerita of the NMWA Board.


The Elizabeth Stafford Hutchinson Internship is an endowed internship open to students from Texas or currently attending a Texas college or university. Candidates must be interested in pursuing museum careers; they must be undergraduates who have completed at least their sophomore year in college, graduate students, or recent graduates with at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average. First consideration will be given to a qualified student with ties to Texas. If no qualified candidate from/living in Texas applies, then the award will be granted to another qualified candidate regardless of state ties.


You may apply for up to three internships per term using our online application. For each internship you apply to, you must include a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, a transcript, and a writing sample. You must specify which endowed internship you would like to apply for on each application and in each cover letter. You may apply for multiple endowed internships, but you cannot be awarded more than one per term. Applicants should upload all documents in PDF format in the electronic application.


Summer Term (June–August): March 15, postmarked

Refer to the Internship FAQ for further questions

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