Students are encouraged to research further internships beyond the ones listed here.
The Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum complex, is always looking for the brightest and most talented people to help us produce our world-class programs, exhibits, and research.
Our internship program provides the opportunity to learn about the operations of a nonprofit art institution and to work alongside some of the world's most exciting contemporary artists and curators.
Work with MoMA curators and educators and gain experience in the museum field.
The Whitney Museum of American Art offers both academic year and summer internship programs for university students. Internships are geared toward college juniors, seniors, and graduate students (no freshmen) who gain first-hand experience about how a museum functions.
The Museum Studies Internship Program is an unpaid volunteer internship opportunity that exposes interns 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.
Internships are offered by the Art Institute's many departments throughout the year and enable students to gain first-hand experience in their areas of interest or study. Interns, working under the guidance of curators or department heads, assist in routine departmental work that ranges from special projects and research to clerical support.