Careers and Internships in Art History and related fields

(Updated January 23, 2018)

Deadlines are italicized and in bold

 

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

CITY INTERNSHIPS (NY, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Miami, LA, San Francisco and more!)

Check web site for deadlines (early February 2018 for some cities)

http://www.city-internships.com/getstarted/

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.     

               

ARTS INTERN PROGRAM for 2018

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

Arts Intern Staff

410 W. 59th St

New York, NY 10019

www.artsintern.org

212-765-5900

artsintern@studioinstitute.org

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NEW YORK CITY

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

American Museum of Natural History - for summer: MARCH 1, 2018 DEADLINE - http://www.amnh.org/our-research/anthropology/policies-links/internship-program

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

Columbia University Arts Initiative -Check website for updates - http://artsinitiative.columbia.edu/jobs/listings

Guggenheim Museum - for summer: JANUARY 30, 2018 DEADLINE (PDF available online) - https://www.guggenheim.org/internships

The Guggenheim is currently accepting applications for Summer 2018 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.

 The Summer 2018 Internship Program will begin on Monday, June 4 and end on Friday, August 10.

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 - JANUARY 28, 2018 DEADLINE - 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 Art - for summer: February 11, 2018 DEADLINE -  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

The Frick Collection  Multiple deadlines for summer internships, earliest is: FEBRUARY 12, 2018 - http://www.frick.org/careers/internships

The Jewish Museum - MARCH 15, 2018 DEADLINE - 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 - for summer: FEBRUARY 1, 2018 DEADLINE -  http://whitney.org/About/Internships

 

UPSTATE NEW YORK

Cornell University-Johnson Art Museum, Ithaca, NY - Revisit web site in February 2018 for summer internships - 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/employmenthttp://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

 

WASHINGTON DC 

Dumbarton Oaks - FEBRUARY 16, 2018 DEADLINE - http://www.doaks.org/research/harvard-programs/summer-internships

Freer Gallery of Art MARCH 15, 2018 DEADLINE - https://www.freersackler.si.edu/research/fellowships-internships/#internships

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

Kreeger MuseumMARCH 11, 2018 DEADLINE - https://www.kreegermuseum.org/Education/internships

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

National Museum of African Art - March 1, 2018 DEADLINE - http://africa.si.edu/about/opportunities/

National Museum of the American Indian - February 6, 2018 DEADLINE   - http://nmai.si.edu/connect/internships/

National Museum of Women in the Arts - March 15, 2018 DEADLINE - http://nmwa.org/about/internships

National Portrait Gallery - Check web site for multiple listings - http://npg.si.edu/get-involved/internships

Smithsonian American Art Museum - March 1, 2018 DEADLINE - http://americanart.si.edu/research/opportunity/interns/

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

Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute - Check web site for updates - http://www.smithsonianofi.com/internship-opportunities/

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum -  Check web site for updates -  http://www.ushmm.org/information/career-volunteer-opportunities/internships

 

BOSTON

Boston Center for the Arts - Check website for updates (usually early May for summer internships) - http://www.bcaonline.org/aboutthebca/internships-and-volunteering.html

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

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

Institute of Contemporary Art - APRIL1, 2018 DEADLINE https://www.icaboston.org/about/jobs-and-internships/internships 

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - check museum website for updates - http://www.gardnermuseum.org/about/employment/internships (ALSO: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/1301/Isabella-Stewart-Gardner-Museum)

Museum of Fine ArtsAPPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ONLY February 7 - March 30, 2018http://www.mfa.org/employment/internship-opportunities

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

Peabody Essex Museum - http://www.pem.org/about/_employment/internships_fellowships/

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology - FEBRUARY 1, 2018 DEADLINE - (https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/node/186

 

PHILADELPHIA

Barnes Foundation - FEBRUARY 1, 2018  DEADLINE - http://www.barnesfoundation.org/about/careers-volunteering/internships

Institute of Contemporary Arts - APRIL 1, 2018  DEADLINEhttp://icaphila.org/students/internships

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  - JANUARY 31, 2018 DEADLINE - http://www.philamuseum.org/education/273-358-50.html

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

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

 

CHICAGO

Chicago Children's Museum - http://www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org/index.php/about/student-internships

Chicago History Museum - APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FEBRUARY-MARCH 2018 https://www.chicagohistory.org/internships/

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

Elmhurst Art Museum -  https://www.elmhurstartmuseum.org/about/intern

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

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

Museum of Contemporary Art - FEBRUARY 15, 2018 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 - http://www.naturemuseum.org/get-involved/jobs-and-internships/internship-opportunities

 

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