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2023 Summer Education Data Analyst and Industry Research Intern

Job Details

Crystal Bridges - Bentonville, AR
Summer Internship


Museum Overview

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, located in Bentonville, Arkansas explores the unfolding story of America by actively collecting, exhibiting, interpreting, and preserving outstanding works illuminating the American heritage and artistic possibilities. We are passionate about transforming lives through experiences that encourage the discovery of new ideas, expanded dreams, and inspired actions. An intern at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, will be empowered to think creatively, ask questions, and make suggestions to help move the institution forward.

Position Summary

The Education Data Analyst and Industry Research internship with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is designed to look across all programs within the Learning and Engagement division to refine and develop attendance tracking systems for current programs and conduct industry research for benchmarking and future planning. Areas of focus for data analysis and research will include public programs, school programs and community engagement. This opportunity is perfect for prospective interns who enjoy working with numbers and systems and can help highlight key learnings from the data.

Areas of Support

  • Reviews and prepares forecasted and historical program attendance and financial reports
  • Reviews program data to note trends
  • Reviews and identifies gaps in data tracking and refines systems based on learnings
  • Conducts industry research on competitors and across the marketplace and consolidates information into actionable items and reports
  • Conducts interviews with internal departments to provide the education department with a rubric for understanding the different levels of effort required across divisions within the museum to execute programs and initiatives
  • Works with the Director of Administration and Research to determine key questions that will drive the data analysis and industry research

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an intern to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: In the work environment described below, position requires work at a desk, utilizing a computer and a telephone for prolonged periods of time, good eye/hand coordination, bending and stretching for filing, and physical stamina to lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a height of at least three feet for file and materials storage as appropriate for the demands of the office. Visual acuity to review written materials is required for this job.

Work environment: Work will be performed in an office environment and museum spaces. The noise level in the museum work environment is usually low to moderate.

If interns personal equipment is used, the museum accepts no liability for any damage caused to said equipment while being used for museum purposes, nor loss or corruption of electronic files on devices.

Diversity Internship Program

Crystal Bridges is committed to a diverse workforce and to providing training for the next generation of non-profit professionals. Recognizing the desire and responsibility to support and develop greater diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts, Crystal Bridges will assertively recruit interns from underrepresented demographics to support our organizations and industries diversity and inclusion strategic initiatives. Students representing ethnically underrepresented groups, students with disabilities and students with veteran status are encouraged to apply.



  • College student, junior or above, recent college graduate or graduate student
  • Experience or interest research, data analysis, statistics or mathematics
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as within a team
  • Dependable and punctual
  • A background check is required
  • Must maintain confidentiality of all information

Intern will be expected to work up to 40 hours per week and will receive a bi-weekly stipend.

Undergrad: $13 an hour

Graduate students $14 an hour

Required Documents:

Cover Letter



2023 Summer Cohort: Monday, June 5th-Friday, July 28th

8 weeks/320 hours total

40 hours per week

Weekly schedule to be arranged with direct supervisor


The above information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an intern assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, skills and physical demands required. The intern may be required to perform other related duties as requested by the supervisor. The Museum reserves the right to revise or change position, duties and responsibilities as necessary to accommodate changing organizational needs. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

I understand that this is an internship and therefore I am not entitled to wages or a stipend for the time I commit to this internship, but instead recognize that this is an opportunity for me to learn a skill, process, or other business function that will assist me in my chosen field of study.