The Decorative Arts Trust IDEAL Internship Grant program offers grants to museums and historic sites in support of internships that improve and promote inclusivity, diversity, equity, access, and leadership (IDEAL) in the museum field by creating opportunities for underrepresented communities. The Trust seeks to fund summer and academic-year internships beginning in the summer and fall of 2023, ideally for disadvantaged high school and undergraduate students. Internships should focus on the decorative arts and object-based research, exhibitions, installations, and educational programs. The Trust’s IDEAL Internship Grants are for up to $5,000 and will be remitted in 2023. There is an opportunity for a second year of funding if the grantee institution can demonstrate sufficient impact.

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