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Five people stand in front of the Jonesville fresco mural at the Kentucky Museum


Two women stand on either side of a print of Susan B. Anthony.


A woman stands over a white table with a red coat on top of it.



Internship/Independent Study

WKU students may be eligible to complete internships or independent study with the Kentucky Museum and its different departments. The Kentucky Museum accepts interns and independent study students based upon museum schedule, availability of projects, and recommendation of applicant by professor or department. Contact Christy Spurlock for more information. 

Past Internship/Independent Study Examples

Of the more than 40 internships and independent studies completed in recent years, highlighted below are just a few examples. The Kentucky Museum continues to work with WKU departments and individual students to provide new and engaging internship/independent study opportunities.

  • Take down and installed exhibits in Richardson Gallery
  • PastPerfect Museum software cataloging 
  • Inventoried fossil and mineral collections
  • Inventoried WKU-related athletic trophies
  • Learned accession, catalog, and process artifacts using PastPerfect Museum software
  • Identify and catalog Kentucky women politicians in the Rather-Westerman collection
  • Create spreadsheet of Kentucky Women politicians 
  • Worked on a research project involving a U.S. Senate clerk's desk 
  • Presented research on desk

Olivia Bowers U.S. Senate clerk's desk Internship presentation can be found HERE.



  • Researched and developed monologue for museum theatre performances (Elizabeth Cady Stanton)
  • Social media internship
  • Worked over semester on a variety of projects for Education


  • Helped create the Jonesville fresco mural in the Kentucky Museum's lobby
  • Helped create the Jonesville fresco mural in the Kentucky Museum's lobby
  • Helped create the Jonesville fresco mural in the Kentucky Museum's lobby



Two women sitting at computer, smiling at the camera.


Woman in pioneer clothing, smiling and playing a dulcimer with children nearby


Two women and a man working on a fresco.


Smiling woman next to a poster about an exhibit

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 Last Modified 10/14/21