Internships & Jobs in Art History and related fields

(Updated January 14, 2019)

Deadlines are italicized and in bold

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In the six years since CI’s launch in 2011, we have helped launch more than a thousand careers. We’ve grown from one city to eighteen across five countries; we’ve grown from exclusively financial services to an additional eight industries; we’ve gone from one program to three program types and now, we’ve rebranded from City Internships to CI.


The Arts Intern Program is now accepting applications for paid summer internships for summer 2018. 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 $12.00 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

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American Folk Art Museum - Check website for updates -

American Museum of Natural History - for summer: MARCH 1, 2019 DEADLINE -

Brooklyn Museum - Check website for updates -

Columbia University Arts Initiative -Check website for updates -

Guggenheim Museum -

- for Summer 2019: NOTE: January 30, 2019 DEADLINE (PDF available online)

The Guggenheim is currently accepting applications for Summer 2019 internships in all museum departments, including (but not limited to): Curatorial, Development, Education, Exhibition Management, Marketing, Media & Public Relations, and Publishing & Digital Media. Internships are also available with Guggenheim special projects and initiatives such as the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project, the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative, and the Panza Collection Initiative.

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 - JANUARY 28, 2019 DEADLINE -

Museum of Arts and Design (@ Columbus Circle) -

Museum of Modern Art - Check website for updates -

Museum of the Moving Image - Check website for updates -

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

New Museum -

Sculpture Center -

The Frick Collection - Multiple deadlines for summer internships, earliest is: FEBRUARY 12, 2019 -

The Jewish Museum - Check website for updates -

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

The Tenement Museum - Check website for updates -

Whitney Museum of American Art - applications for summer of 2019 will open in December 2018 -


Cornell University-Johnson Art Museum, Ithaca, NY - Revisit web site in 2019 for summer internships -

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

Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, NY -

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

Historic Ithaca/Significant Elements, Ithaca, NY - Contact Sarah Johnson, Program Manager for information -

Holt Architects, Ithaca, NY - Contact -

Paleontological Research Institution/Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY - Contact museum for more detailed information -

Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY - Contact foundation executive director, Lesley Williamson -

Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY - Volunteer opportunities -

The History Center, Ithaca, NY - Check website -

The Strong: National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY - Check website -


Dumbarton Oaks - FEBRUARY 12019 DEADLINE -

Freer Gallery of Art - MARCH 15, 2019 DEADLINE -

Hirshhorn Museum-

Kreeger Museum - MARCH 2019 DEADLINE -

National Gallery of Art - Graduate internships -

National Museum of African Art -

National Museum of the American Indian -

National Museum of Women in the Arts -

National Portrait Gallery - Check web site for multiple listings -

Smithsonian American Art Museum -

Smithsonian Institution - Check web site for multiple listings -

Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute - Check web site for updates -

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - Check web site for updates -


Boston Center for the Arts - Check website for updates (usually early May for summer internships) -

Children's Museum -

Historic New England -

Institute of Contemporary Art - APRIL1, 2019 DEADLINE -

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - check museum website for updates - (ALSO:

Museum of Fine Arts -

Museum of Science -

Peabody Essex Museum -

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology -


Barnes Foundation - FEBRUARY 1, 2019 DEADLINE -

Institute of Contemporary Arts - APRIL 1, 2019 DEADLINE-

Franklin Institute -

Magic Gardens -

Mutter Museum -

Philadelphia Museum of Art - JANUARY 31, 2019 DEADLINE -

Photo Arts Canter -

Please Touch Museum -


Chicago Children's Museum -

Chicago History Museum -

DuSable Museum of African American History -

Elmhurst Art Museum -

Field Museum -

Glessner House Museum -

Museum of Contemporary Art -

National Hellenic Museum -

National Museum of Mexican Art -

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum -