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Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship

The Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship is on pause. However, this summer the High Museum is offering a Museum Careers Summer Academy.

Open to: Freshmen, sophomores
Award Type: Professional
Area(s) of study: All fields, with an interest in art, art history, or the museum field
Award criteriab academic; diversity
Award provides: Week-long summer program followed by multi-year professional experience in the museum field
Open to international students: Yes
Institutional Support or Endorsement Required: No

Applicants must:

  • Participate in the High Museum’s week-long Summer Academy
  • Represent ethnically diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Be eligible to work in the US
  • Commit to 2 years in the program prior to graduation

The Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship is a multi-year program providing fellows with hand-on experience at the High Museum, working with curators and staff on exhibitions, collections, and programs. The Fellowship has two components: First students apply to attend the Summer Academy at the High Museum during the summer after their first or second year. After successful completion of the week-long summer program, they may then be invited to apply for the multi-year fellowship. During the academic year, fellows meet with their mentors and a program coordinator on a regular basis. During the following two summers, fellows participate in 10-week intensive internships. Fellows receive a $4,000 stipend during the academic year and a $6,000 stipend during the summer internships. Applicants must have strong academic records and a demonstrated interest in art, art history, or the museum field.

  • Application form
  • Personal Statement
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • Transcript(s)

This award does not require Emory endorsement. For more information and to apply, visit

If you are interested in learning more about the application process and recommended timeline, visit our main Canvas course.

If you are not currently enrolled in our Canvas course, you may self enroll.
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