How long is the program?
It runs for eight weeks: Monday, June 7–Thursday, July 29, 2021. Seminar sessions are held Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.–noon E.S.T. Small-group discussions are held weekly at assigned times (see application
When is the application due?
Your complete application must be submitted by Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Do I need to include a letter of recommendation?
One letter of recommendation must be submitted with your application by the deadline.
Do you accept international students?
Yes, international applicants will be reviewed on an individual basis and must have applicable visa eligibility to participate in a stipend opportunity if they will live in the US during the program. The visa process could take sixty to ninety days. International students are responsible for obtaining appropriate work authorization during the program period. The museum does not sponsor visas. We recommend that you consult with the US embassy in your home country to determine which visa will allow you to participate in this program.
Please note that any authorizations must be completed well in advance of the program start date. If you are offered an opportunity but do not have your visa before the start date of the program, your registration may be canceled. If you are participating in the program while living outside the US, you might not be subject to visa restrictions; consult with the US embassy in your home country for more information.
Will I be notified when my application and materials have been received?
Yes, you will receive an automated email. Be sure to check your junk or spam folder.
What happens once my application has been received?
Each application is read by a committee of employees to determine who will accepted into the program.
How will I receive correspondence from the museum?
You will be contacted by email. Be aware that certain email providers filter emails from the museum. Often, these emails will be sent to your junk or spam folder. Please look for email addresses ending in “@philamuseum.org” and, when possible, mark them as being “not spam.”
Will I be notified if I am not selected?
Yes, you will be contacted by email if your application is no longer being considered.
When will I know if I have been selected for the program?
We will notify applicants via email in early May.
How many students will be selected?
Sixty students will be selected for the summer 2021 program.
If I am selected, may I receive course credit?
Yes, you may receive course credit so long as it is offered by your school. Make all necessary arrangements directly with your school.
Will program registrants be compensated?
Yes, registrants receive a $500 stipend (less applicable taxes and deductions) to participate, support their technology needs, and/or offset the six required hours of weekly participation during which students cannot work part-time. Stipends will be issued in three payments spread throughout the summer program dates.
Whom may I contact if I have questions about my application?
Please email .