UVaM - University of Virginia Art Museum


U.Va. student opportunities

The Museum invites University students to explore the Museum and its collections through the student docent program, internships, and volunteer opportunities.

Student Docents

The Fralin student docents are trained in a variety of museum education techniques, including the inquiry method. After a completing the required Docent Training Course, they lead tours for school groups and community organizations, assist with the annual Writer's Eye competition, and contribute to the Museum’s mission by fostering an appreciation for art in visitors of all ages.

Fall 2014

Docent Training Course

September 9 – November 19, 2014

Participants may choose to attend either:
Tuesdays, 2 – 4 pm or
Wednesdays, 2 – 4 pm

Application deadline for Fall 2014

The Museum is currently accepting applications for the fall 2014 Docent Training Course, a ten-week training program for new docents at The Fralin. The application deadline for the fall 2014 Docent Training Course is Friday, March 21 at 5 pm. To submit an application or ask a question about the docent program, email the docent coordinator > or call 434.243.2050.


Application for Student Docent Training Course (pdf) >


The Museum is pleased to offer internships through UIP (University Internship Programs) and the Global Development Studies program, both of which offer academic credit. Graduate students are encouraged to apply for the Luzak-Lindner Graduate Fellowship.