Internships and Research



Internships and Research

The vibrant Twin Cities arts community is a great place to find an internship and your first job or to network with art lovers and art historians. St. Kate's has an active career development office, a strong alumnae network and generous faculty with professional contacts they will readily share with you.

City Arts program

The City Arts program offers one-semester internships that address social justice issues in local communities through art. It is part of HECUA, the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs.

Catherine G. Murphy Gallery

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery offers hands-on learning in areas such as installing an exhibition, being a curator and running a professional gallery. As a gallery intern, you'll also have regular contact with a wide community of artists and arts organizations that collaborate with St. Kate's.

Undergraduate research

Our faculty encourage students to share their work. Art history majors Kara Calvert and Molly Davy were invited to present papers they had developed in their art history classes at the fifth annual undergraduate Symposium in Art History in Ohio. Students also conduct research with faculty or staff members through St. Kate's Assistantship Mentoring Program.


A staff of art and English majors manages the full-color, 96-page student arts and literary magazine. Ariston was first published in 1905.

Artist’s Coalition

The Artist's Coalition student group encourages all St. Kate's arts majors to collaborate on projects and discuss issues pertinent to the art world. Annual events include field trips to a film screening and a national art convention.

Visiting artists program

St. Kate's Visiting Artist Series brings a distinguished artist to campus for a week to interact and work with students. The program started with a generous gift from the family of Dale Mrnak, a custodian at our Visual Arts Building from 1994 to his death in 2005.

The Sears family now sponsors it in honor of their daughter, Amy Marie Sears '95, who died in a car accident two years after graduating from St. Kate's with a Bachelor of Arts in studio art and education.

The Amy Marie Sears Endowed Memorial Scholarship is given annually to a studio art or art history student who shows outstanding aptitude and commitment to the arts.