Internship Programmes 2016

The H. H. Maharaja Sir Jiwajirao Scindia Museum offers internships to students at college level, recent graduates, graduate students, postgraduates, and mature professionals pursuing further experience in the arts. Internships are available within a host of different museum departments.

Our yearly internship calendar is divided into two cycles. Each internship cycle is approximately six months in duration.

We are still accepting applications for our 2016 internship. Please submit requested materials via e-mail to:

The objective of the internship Programme is to offer practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts and museum fields. Interns gain a general knowledge and broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum as well as specific skills related to a particular department's activities. Interns are assigned to a department based on their academic background, professional skills, interests, and career goals. Interns participate in the ongoing work of the department and complete specific projects or portions of larger departmental initiatives. Our six month internships require a commitment of six days per week (in addition to participation in the Museum Culture Seminar Programme), with the required minimum number of hours depending on the preference of the department. All internships require a commitment of six months.

The Museum Culture Programme is integral part of our Internship Programme. It includes number of school activities, field trips to cultural institutions, and various activities for people with special needs. Discussion with H. H. Maharaja Sir Jiwaji Rao Scindia Museum staff from a range of departments and awareness of a range of museum-related issues is facilitated.

The H. H. Maharaja Sir Jiwajirao Scindia Museum can provide accommodation and food to accepted applicants on request.

How to apply
There is a standard application process for internship Programmes. Please submit the following materials, in a single package, in the following order:
Internship Application Materials

  • Application
  • Completed application form. List specific departments rather than general headings. Here is an example of the correct format:

    • Research & Development department
    • Curatorial department
    • Conservation department
  • Cover letter
  • Your résumé/curriculum vitae
  • List of relevant coursework/modules undertaken
  • Writing sample

Write one paragraph describing yourself as a professional in museology. It should be no longer than 2 pages.

  • Transcript
    Please send transcripts of undergraduate and graduate records. We accept either official or unofficial transcripts. If you do not have access to an unofficial transcript, allow enough time to order a transcript from your college or university so that you will be able to send it with your other application materials by the deadline.
  • The applicant should have a Masters or diploma in Museology/ Conservation/ Archaeology (related stream) or have completed at least a six month conservation course with a recognized institute.

Please send application materials to:
H. H. Maharaja Sir Jiwaji Rao Scindia Museum, Jai Vilas Palace
Lashkar, Gwalior
Pin: 470041

Select applicants will be contacted to arrange interviews. The majority of interviews will be conducted over the phone. If we request an interview with you, we will e-mail you to arrange a convenient date and time for you.