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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 Student Sheldon Advisory Board (SSAB) serves as the student body voice for Sheldon Museum of Art. With opportunities for leadership, creative exploration, and community, members of SSAB collaborate with staff and peers to enhance student experiences at the museum.

Opportunities include:

  • Creating and implementing diverse student-driven programming
  • Recommending works of art for acquisition into the museum's permanent collection
  • Exploring global themes from current exhibitions, including 2019–2020 exhibition themes such as displacement and migration, identity, and representation in art
  • Finding new ways to connect art to our lives while at UNL and in the future
  • Serving as Sheldon’s ambassadors and sharing the museum's offerings to campus

Sheldon strives to bring together students with diverse perspectives from a variety of majors. Membership in SSAB may especially appeal to those with interest in student leadership, community engagement, and creative expression. Previous experience with museums or art is not required.

Participation in the Sheldon Student Advisory Board is a serious commitment with awesome rewards. SSAB members meet every other Thursday from 5–6 PM. For more information and to get involved, please contact Jess Rosenthal, assistant curator of education, at

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, or 402-472-2463. The deadlines for applying for internships are March 15 for summer and fall semesters and October 1 for spring semester.