Careers and Internships in Art History and related fields

(Updated April 18, 2016)

Deadlines are italicized and in bold



New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (Deadline: May 1)

Visual Media Steward Internship (June 1 - August 2016)

Position Description:
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) in the Finger Lakes Region is seeking Visual Media Stewards to assist agency staff in a variety of photography, film, and presentation development projects. Stewardship for the parks in this capacity means that the individuals chosen as Stewards will act as caretakers by increasing the awareness and interest of the park patrons.Work duties may include conducting interviews, filming projects, creating promotional videos for aspects of FORCES or parks, and creating presentations (film or photographs) to highlight aspects of park history or attractions.

If interested, please send a resume and letter of intent to:

Josh Teeter

FORCES Program Manager – Finger Lakes Region

New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

2221 Taughannock Park Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886

Office: 607-387-7041 ext. 131 | |


Arts Publicity for Jonathan Slaff & Associates (Deadline: Unknown)

COLLEGE INTERN WANTED: ARTS PUBLICITY — Jonathan Slaff & Associates ( does media relations for cultural institutions, professional theater and dance companies and civic events in New York City.  The firm solicits print and broadcast media outlets for news/feature story coverage, arts reviews and photo placement. It is one of the few press offices in New York that takes its own press photos. Artists represented have received 19 Obies, three Bessies, Lucille Lortel, Theater World, and Outer Critics Circle Awards.  Interns will work with up to twelve professional theater groups at a high management level.  Recommended for students on arts management or arts journalism career path. This is non-salaried but a great learning experience. Student in for-credit programs preferred.  Interested parties please send writing sample and resume to:



The Morgan Museum and Library - Accept applications on a rolling basis all year (

The Jewish Museum - Check website for updates - (

Museum of the City of New York -  Contact museum - application dates are rolling depending on need -  (

International Center for Photography (ICP) - ICP's Internship Program runs on an academic schedule, including a summer term. Current students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. (

Metropolitan Museum of Art - Check website for further information  -

Museum of the City of New York- (

Museum of the Moving Image- (

American Folk Art Museum- (

Brooklyn Museum- Check website for updates (

Columbia University Arts Initiative- (



Cornell University-Johnson Art Museum, Ithaca, NY - Contact museum for information - (

Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY - Contact museum for more detailed information - (

Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY - Volunteer opportunities - (

The History Center, Ithaca, NY - Check website - (

Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY - Contact foundation director - (

Historic Ithaca/Significant Elements, Ithaca, NY - Contact Historic Ithaca for information - (

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY -   See website for information -  (

Holt Architects, Ithaca, NY - Contact - (

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY - Contact museum for information  - (

The Strong: National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY- (

Eerie Canal Museum, Syracuse, NY- (


INTERNSHIPS in WASHINGTON DC and DEADLINES (for summer internships):

(NEW) Dumbarton Oaks (Exhibition Intern, Image Cataloging Intern, Digitization Intern, and Archival Intern)

Smithsonian Institution - Check web site for multiple listings -

Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute - February 15, 2016 - for summer internship - check web site for updates -

National Museum of African Art - Check website links -

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum -  March 1, 2016 -

Smithsonian American Art Museum - March 1, 2016 -

National Portrait Gallery - March 1, 2016 -

Kreeger Museum - March 21, 2016 - (

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection - Check website for updates -

National Museum of Women in the Arts - March 15, 2016 -

National Gallery of Art- Graduate internships (

Hirshhorn Museum- (

Freer Gallery of Art- (

National Museum of the American Indian- February 6, 2016 (


INTERNSHIPS in BOSTON and DEADLINES (for summer internships):

Museum of Fine Arts- (

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum- (

Center for the Arts- (

Institute of Contemporary Art- April 1, 2016 (

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology- (

Museum of Science- (

Historic New England- (

Children's Museum- (

Peabody Essex Museum- (


INTERNSHIPS in PHILADELPHIA and DEADLINES (for summer internships):

Philadelphia Museum of Art- (

The Barnes Foundation- March 1, 2016 (

Institute of Contemporary Arts- April 1, 2016 (

Magic Gardens- (

Photo Arts Canter- (

The Franklin Institute- (

Mutter Museum- (

Please Touch Museum- (


INTERNSHIPS in CHICAGO and DEADLINES (for summer internships):

Museum of Contemporary Art- February 15, 2016 (

National Museum of Mexican Art- (

DuSable Museum of African American History- (

Field Museum- (

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum- (

National Hellenic Musem- (

Elmhurst Art Museum- May 1, 2016 (

Chicago History Museum- (

Glessner House Museum- (

Chicago Children's Museum- (



Guggenheim Museum - for summer: January 30, 2016 (

Whitney Museum of American Art - for summer: February 1, 2016 (

The Frick Collection -  for summer: February 19, 2016 (

Museum of Modern Art - for summer: February 19, 2016 (

American Museum of Natural History - for summer: March 1, 2016 (

New Museum - for summer: April 15, 2016 (

Museum of Arts and Design (@ Columbus Circle) - for summer: April 15, 2016 (

American Museum of Natural History - for summer: March 14, 2016 (

The Tenement Museum -  for summer: April 1, 2016 - (




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