Internships

All internships posted are eligible for either students currently enrolled in an art history program leading to a  degree or for individuals who have recently completed a relevant degree. All posts are for SUMMER INTERNSHIPS.

Internships are organized by deadline, with the internships with the most recently deadlines at the top.


I N T E R N S H I P S

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Philadelphia Museum of Art 
DEADLINE: JANUARY 29
UNPAID

The Museum Studies Internship Program is an unpaid volunteer internship opportunity that provides interns with exposure to the inner-workings of a major metropolitan museum, promoting an awareness of careers in the field through experiences not available in most academic settings. An internship with the Philadelphia Museum of Art is an invaluable cultural, professional, and personal experience. The Museum selects a diverse group of talented undergraduate and graduate students from a highly competitive international pool of candidates.

For more information click HERE.


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DEADLINE: JANUARY 30
UNPAID

The objective of the internship program is to offer practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts and museum fields. Interns gain a general knowledge and broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum as well as specific skills related to a particular department’s activities. Interns are assigned to a department based on their academic background, professional skills, interests, and career goals. Interns participate in the ongoing work of the department and complete specific projects or portions of larger departmental initiatives. Please see Internship Departments for more information.

For more information click HERE.


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DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1
PAID

The Katzenberger Foundation Art History Internship Program is a need-based program supporting internships for undergraduates in research and collections projects at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The program is generously funded by the Katzenberger Foundation and administered by the Office of Fellowships and Internships.

Six internships are offered each summer and are all located in Washington, DC, at the Smithsonian.

For more information click HERE.


ClevelandCleveland Museum of Art 
DEADLINE: MARCH 1
PAID

Thanks to the generosity of the Warshawsky family, the Cleveland Museum of Art is able to offer two paid summer-term fellowships for undergraduates. Designed to highlight what Cleveland has to offer those who may not be familiar with the city or the museum’s collection, the Warshawsky fellowships are granted to the nation’s top art history majors.

While specific projects may vary from summer to summer, fellows are generally placed within the Department of Education and Interpretation or in a curatorial area. Opportunities in collections management, the Ingalls Library, development, or finance may also be available.

A short list of candidates will be interviewed by phone. Fellowship recipients will receive a stipend of $3,000 for a 280-hour internship (June 1 – July 20, 2016).

For more information click HERE.


Birmingham Museum of Art

Birmingham Museum of Art 
DEADLINE: APRIL 1 
UNPAID 

Internship availability is dependent upon departmental requests and specific responsibilities are determined by the needs of the department. Interns work on specific projects, but are introduced to all facets of museum work.

For more information click HERE.


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DEADLINE: APRIL 1
UNPAID

Interns play a vital role in ICA’s mission to provide access for all to engage and connect with the art of our time. We recruit energetic, organized, sharp, and creative people for positions in all of our departments, often working closely with individual staff members. Hours are flexible and there are many opportunities to receive professional training, attend lectures and events, and link up with other art lovers.

For more information click HERE.


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DEADLINE: APRIL 15
UNPAID

Internships are available in the following Museum departments: Curatorial, Development, Education, External Affairs, Information Systems, Registrar, Exhibition Management, Retail and Institutional Sales, and Special Events. Interns participate in the day-to-day activities of these departments, in addition to working on specific projects. When considering whether or not to apply for an internship at the New Museum, please keep in mind that they are unpaid.

For more information click HERE.


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DEADLINE: MARCH 1
UNPAID

The Minneapolis Institute of Art offers unpaid volunteer internships for individuals considering or pursuing careers in museum work. Candidates who have completed at least two years of college coursework and have relevant skills, interests, or experiences are eligible to apply.

For more information click HERE.


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DEADLINE: MARCH 1
UNPAID

If you’re interested in becoming an SFMOMA intern, check out our current opportunities. Our interns get a behind-the-scenes look at the day-to-day operations of one of the country’s leading modern and contemporary art museums. We offer internships across most departments, from Curatorial to Education to Development.

For more information click HERE.


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Indianapolis Museum of Art
DEADLINE: MARCH 11
UNPAID

Internships are offered during fall and spring semesters, as well as in summer. Availability is dependent upon departmental requests. Interns are assigned to the museum departments that best suit their educational backgrounds, experience, and interests. Interns participate in the ongoing work of the department to which they are assigned and are expected to complete a project or some portion of a major project. Specific responsibilities are determined by the educational background and work experience of the intern, as well as the needs of the department.

For more information click HERE


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San Diego Museum of Art 
DEADLINE: MARCH 18
PAID

The Carolyn Wolf summer Internship in Museum Education is named after former Museum docent Carolyn Wolf, who was passionate about education and creating opportunities for students and those interested in museum work. After Mrs. Wolf passed away, her family set up a fund for a yearly internship for future museum educators. The internship is a full-time, 10 week, paid position and the Museum’s only paid internship.

For more information click HERE.


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DEADLINE: APRIL 15
UNPAID

The Rubin Museum of Art offers semester-long internships to qualified undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates interested in the following areas: education, programming, communications, publications, and human resources. In addition to assigned projects, interns have the opportunity to learn more about the museum field through group activities that include trips to cultural institutions, brown-bag lunch discussions with staff members, and career development workshops.

For more information click HERE.


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Andy Warhol Museum 
DEADLINE: MAY 2
UNPAID

A small number of unpaid internships are available. Internships are highly competitive and placement may take up to 12 months, so apply as early as possible.  We will make every effort to match potential interns with the limited internships available.

For more information click HERE.