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The Barbara Van Baalen/MSU Museum Internship Program

The Barbara Van Baalen/MSU Museum Internship Program was officially launched in January 2010. The program provides opportunities for Native American students as well as students working with our Native American collections who are also interested in careers in museum work. One quarter-time paid internship for fall and spring and one half-time paid internship in the summer allow students to work on projects designed and supervised by MSU Museum curatorial and collection management staff.


  • MSU Museum
  • MSU Native American Studies Program
  • Tribal Organizations
  • Michigan Museum Association
  • University Outreach and Engagement


  • Endowed Program by Barbara Van Baalen at MSU Museum


C. Kurt Dewhurst

Director, Arts and Cultural Initiatives
Curator of Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Michigan State University Museum
Professor, Department of English
University Outreach and Engagement Campus Senior Fellow

Arts and Cultural Initiatives