Internships & Jobs in Art History and related fields

(Updated February 28, 2020)

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            Check web site for deadlines: http://www.city-internships.com/getstarted/

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            The Arts Intern Program is now accepting applications for paid summer internships for summer 2020. Arts Intern supports engaging, challenging, career-building internships at cultural organizations in New York, Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Providence. Internships last nine weeks and interns work 28 hours a week. Interns will be paid $15.00 per hour, except for                cities in which local laws dictate a higher rate.

Participating institutions include:

  • El Museo del Barrio
  • MoMA PS1
  • The Rubin Museum of Art
  • Studio Museum in Harlem
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum
  • The Frick Collection
  • The Barnes Collection
  • Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Arts Intern Staff  410 W. 59th St  New York, NY 10019  www.artsintern.org   212-765-5900   artsintern@studioinstitute.org


American Folk Art Museum - Check website for updates - http://folkartmuseum.org/about/opportunities/

American Museum of Natural History - for summer: MARCH 1, 2020 DEADLINE - http://www.amnh.org/our-research/anthropology/policies-links/internship-program

Brooklyn Museum - Check website for updates - https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/about/careers/

Guggenheim Museum -  https://www.guggenheim.org/internships

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 - https://www.icp.org/jobs

Metropolitan Museum of Art -  http://www.metmuseum.org/research/internships-and-fellowships/internships/internships-for-college-and-graduate-students

Museum of Arts and Design (@ Columbus Circle) -  http://www.madmuseum.org/learn/internships

Museum of Modern ArtCheck website for updates -  https://www.moma.org/about/internships

Museum of the Moving Image - Check website for updates - http://www.movingimage.us/about/internships

Museum of the City of New YorkContact museum - application dates are rolling depending on need - http://www.mcny.org/employment

New Museum - https://www.newmuseum.org/contact

Sculpture Center - https://www.sculpture-center.org/support/7157/jobs-and-internships

The Frick Collection -  There are no internships available for summer 2020 - http://www.frick.org/careers/internships

The Jewish MuseumCheck website for updates - http://thejewishmuseum.org/careers

The Morgan Museum and Library - Accepts applications on a rolling basis all year - http://www.themorgan.org/opportunities/internships

The Tenement Museum - Check website for updates - http://www.tenement.org/jobs.php

Whitney Museum of American Art - applications for summer of 2021 will open in November 2020 -  http://whitney.org/About/Internships


Cornell University-Johnson Art Museum, Ithaca, NY - Internships are reserved for Cornell University students - http://museum.cornell.edu/internships.html

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY - See website for informationhttp://www.cmog.org/get-involved/internships

Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, NY - http://eriecanalmuseum.org/jobs/

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY - Contact museum for information - http://everson.org/about/employment

Historic Ithaca/Significant Elements, Ithaca, NY - Contact Sarah Johnson, Program Manager for information sara@historicithaca.org - http://www.significantelements.org/about/volunteer/

Holt Architects, Ithaca, NY - Contact cja@holt.com - http://www.holt.com/content/view/careers.html

Paleontological Research Institution/Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY - Contact museum for more detailed information - http://priweb.org/index.php/get-involved/volunteer

Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY - Contact foundation executive director, Lesley Williamson - http://www.saltonstall.org/internships.html

Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY - Volunteer opportunities - http://www.sciencenter.org/get-involved.html

The History Center, Ithaca, NY - Check website - http://www.thehistorycenter.net/volunteer

The Strong: National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY - Check website - http://www.museumofplay.org/connect/internships


Dumbarton Oaks - http://www.doaks.org/research/harvard-programs/summer-internships

Freer Gallery of Art MARCH 15, 2020DEADLINE - https://www.freersackler.si.edu/research/fellowships-internships/#internships

Hirshhorn Museumhttps://hirshhorn.si.edu/bio/internships/

National Building Museum - https://www.nbm.org/?s=internships

National Gallery of Art - Graduate internships -  https://www.nga.gov/education/interns-fellows.html

National Museum of African Art - http://africa.si.edu/about/opportunities/

National Museum of the American Indian - http://nmai.si.edu/connect/internships/

National Museum of Women in the Arts - http://nmwa.org/about/internships

National Portrait Gallery - Galleries being renovated so there are no Summer 2020 internships - http://npg.si.edu/get-involved/internships

Smithsonian American Art Museum - http://americanart.si.edu/research/opportunity/interns/

Smithsonian Institution - Check web site for multiple listings - http://www.smithsonianofi.com/internship-opportunities/

United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumMARCH 2, 2020 DEADLINEhttp://www.ushmm.org/information/career-volunteer-opportunities/internships


Boston Center for the Arts - Check website for updates -  https://bostonarts.org/about/work-with-us/

Children's Museum - http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/about/employment

Historic New Englandhttps://www.historicnewengland.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Institute of Contemporary Art https://www.icaboston.org/about/jobs-and-internships/education-internship

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Check museum website for updates - http://www.gardnermuseum.org/about/employment/internships 

Museum of Fine Arts  - Applications accepted on a rolling basis - http://www.mfa.org/employment/internship-opportunities

Museum of Science - http://www.mos.org/internships

Peabody Essex Museum - APRIL 20, 2020 DEADLINE - http://www.pem.org/about/_employment/internships_fellowships/

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology - https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/node/186


Barnes Foundation - https://www.barnesfoundation.org/about/careers-and-volunteering

Institute of Contemporary Arts -  https://icaphila.org/students/

Franklin Institute - https://www.fi.edu/internships

Magic Gardens https://www.phillymagicgardens.org/join-and-support/opportunities/internships/

Mutter Museum - http://muttermuseum.org/about/volunteers/

Philadelphia Museum of Art - http://www.philamuseum.org/education/273-358-50.html

Photo Arts Canter - https://www.philaphotoarts.org/internships/

Please Touch Museum - http://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/about/employment/


Chicago Children's Museum - https://www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org/job-internship-opportunities

Chicago History Museum - https://www.chicagohistory.org/internships/

DuSable Museum of African American History - http://www.dusablemuseum.org/jobs/

Elmhurst Art Museum -  https://www.elmhurstartmuseum.org/support/volunteer/

Field Museum - http://www.fieldmuseum.org/about/careers/internships

Glessner House Museum - http://www.glessnerhouse.org/internships/

Museum of Contemporary Art  MARCH 22, 2020 DEADLINE - https://mcachicago.org/About/Internships

National Hellenic Museum - https://www.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/visit/about-us/internships/

National Museum of Mexican Art - http://www.nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/content/volunteer

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (Chicago Academy of Sciences) - http://www.naturemuseum.org/get-involved/jobs-and-internships/internship-opportunities