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Seeking internship opportunities can be grueling and stressful so H.ART has gathered internships here to share with our community.

The list (below) is grouped by geographic location.

Note: Not all internships listed may be currently accepting applicants. This is a general list of yearly, quarterly, or semesterly internships whose host institutions typically open applications once or twice per year— hence, application deadlines may vary!

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Thomas Hill; View of Yosemite Valley; Oil on canvas; 36 1/4 x 54 1/4 in.; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Harold W. Lovell, 1971



Guggenheim Museum Internship Program—Guggenheim Museum

The paid Internship Program provides practical training to students interested in pursuing careers in the arts and museum fields. Interns are assigned to departments based on their academic background, professional skills, interests, and goals. Interns work both independently and collaboratively with their departments to gain comprehensive experience through immersive projects. Weekly meetings are used to develop transferrable skills, to create an intentional space for interns to build a sense of community, and to help students acquire the necessary training to advance their career goals as well as network with leading practitioners in the museum field.

Explore the internship here.

Museum Studies Internship Program—Philadelphia Museum of Art

As a Museo de Arte de Ponce intern, students apply their theoretical knowledge in real work situations in the areas of art, art history, business administration, office systems, tourism, social sciences and others. The PMA is temporarily pausing their Museum Studies Internship Program as they rethink and reshape student internships and student volunteer opportunities, with a focus on equity and a commitment to creating an inclusive pathway for diverse representation in the museum field.

Explore updates here.

Penn Museum Summer Internship—University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Applicants should be interested in anthropology, archaeology, museum practice, cultural heritage, and related disciplines. Internships are comprised of a project-based placement in a museum department and the Museum Practice Program, which includes orientation, weekly lectures, collections tours, field trips to local museums, and final presentations. The Penn Museum strongly encourages applications from students who are members of groups historically underrepresented in careers related to museums and anthropology.

Explore the internship here.


Internship Program—Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico

As a Museo de Arte de Ponce intern, students apply their theoretical knowledge in real work situations in the areas of art, art history, business administration, office systems, tourism, social sciences and others.

Explore the internship here.

Worth Ryder Art Gallery Exhibitions Assistant—UC Berkeley

This on-campus internship is an unpaid for-credit opportunity. The Exhibitions Assistant will gain hands-on experience working in an art gallery environment in the Department of Art Practice.

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Conservation Center, Summer Graduate Paid-Internship in Objects Conservation—Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The graduate internship in object conservation would focus on advanced-level treatments with associated technical analysis. The intern will choose two projects related to the Fall 2024 exhibition schedule and/or pieces going into the Geffen Galleries. Treatments will be completed under the supervision of the conservators in the lab and in consultation with the appropriate curatorial departments. The intern will also be an active participant in ongoing, shared lab tasks, including outdoor sculpture maintenance, exhibition preparations, and condition reporting for outgoing loans.

Explore the internship here.

Art of the Ancient America Paid-Internship—Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The catalog intern positions will have the opportunity to learn from curatorial and collection information staff about knowledge creation and art object description using critical cataloguing theory and new museum ethics. With training in culturally inclusive data practices from collection information staff and guidance from curatorial staff, interns will review and update records for the permanent collection, as well as research and write short form content providing art historical context. Interns will also learn how to navigate and use the museum's collection management database. 

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Internship Program—Seattle Art Museum

SAM’s internship programs provide selected students and recent graduates with a wide range of opportunities and experiences in the museum field. They design internships for one or more academic quarters and recognize that successfully serving our visitors and community requires the teamwork of professionals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Explore the internship here.

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