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For University Students

Sheldon Museum of Art offers many opportunities for students across all disciplines to get involved, learn, and have fun.

The Convo Project

Sheldon Museum of Art supports the creative work of students across disciplines. To complement and engage with the fall 2019 exhibition In Conversation: Black, Sheldon will be hosting The Convo Project: a juried student competition seeking original creative projects inspired by the color black. Submissions may take the form of any media such as visual art, musical composition, writing (poetry or prose), fashion, graphic design, video, architecture, animation, interactive media, cinematic arts, data visualization, or other emerging media. Jurors will review all submissions and award a first prize of $1,000 and a second prize of $500. For more information or to submit an entry, click here.

Sheldon Student Advisory Board

The Sheldon Student Advisory Board (SSAB) is a student organization that creates programs at the museum by and for students. Working in collaboration with Sheldon staff, students conceptualize events and programs, implement design and marketing strategies, and act as advocates for the museum among their peers. SSAB members have the opportunity to gain experience in event organization, leadership, marketing, and museum professions.

Participation in the Sheldon Student Advisory Board is a serious commitment with awesome rewards. In order to develop, organize, and promote the events created by SSAB, members meet every other Thursday. Members also volunteer to work events and conduct on-campus outreach and promotion. Interested students may contact Abby Groth, assistant curator of public programs, at agroth@unl.edu or 402-472-7858.

Museum Professional Training Internships

Sheldon Museum of Art invites interested students, graduate and undergraduate, from all academic majors to apply for internships. This is a valuable resource to the Sheldon Museum and also is beneficial to the individual, providing an opportunity to gain valuable work experience under the supervision of art museum professionals.

For more information contact Monica Babcock, associate to the director, mbabcock1@unl.edu or 402-472-2463. The deadlines for applying for internships are March 15 for summer and fall semesters and October 1 for spring semester.