2024 Summer Internship Program

The Summer Internship Program provides participants with in-depth exposure to the workings of MoMA’s individual departments, as well as practical and theoretical training in museum practices, and acquaints them with the role of museums in contemporary society. Working under the supervision of one of the Museum’s professional staff, interns contribute to timely projects, gain insight into the functions of individual departments, and learn about MoMA’s various collections, exhibitions, and programs for visitors. Internship projects are based on Museum needs and requirements and are assigned to interns with the appropriate skills and interests.


College students (rising juniors or above—must have at least two years of college completed by the internship start date), recent graduates, graduate students, and beginning professionals are eligible. The Museum encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines to apply. Summer 2024 internships require a commitment of four days per week. The schedule is Monday–Thursday, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Each intern will earn a stipend of $6,160 for the 10-week program.

How to Apply

Candidates apply to a specific internship (e.g., Painting and Sculpture, Learning and Engagement, Marketing, etc.). You may apply to up to three departments for summer 2024. Use the link to the specific posting to apply to that internship.

When completing the online application, you will be prompted to provide the following information.

1. Essay

There is one required essay, which should be no longer than 750 words. Please answer the following prompt, and attach the essay as a PDF or Word file.

Why are you interested in participating in an internship at The Museum of Modern Art?

2. Résumé

Include a résumé/curriculum vitae.

3. Transcript

Attach transcripts of undergraduate and graduate records. We accept either official or unofficial transcripts. If you do not have access to an unofficial transcript, allow enough time to order a transcript from your college or university so that you will be able to attach it as PDF with your other application materials by the deadline.

The 2024 Summer Internship application deadline is April 10, 2024. We will not review applications received after the deadline, and we will only review complete applications.

Selected applicants will be contacted to arrange interviews. If we request an interview with you, we will contact you to arrange a convenient date and time.

2024 Summer Internship opportunities

Architecture and Design
Archives and Library
Communications and Public Affairs
Drawings and Prints
Editorial and Content Strategy
Exhibition Design and Production
Exhibition Planning and Administration, Exhibition Management
Exhibition Planning and Administration, Performance and Live Programs
Individual Philanthropy
Imaging and Visual Resources
Learning and Engagement, Public Engagement
Learning and Engagement, Access Programs and Initiatives
Marketing and Audience Strategy, Social Media
Media and Performance Art
Painting and Sculpture
Real Estate and Sustainability
Retail, Business Development and Merchandising
Retail, Marketing and Ecommerce
Retail, Creative

If you have any questions about the 2024 Summer Internship Program or the application process, email [email protected].

12-Month Internship Program

MoMA typically hosts approximately 10 12-Month Interns beginning in September. Information for 12-Month Internships beginning in fall 2024 will be posted soon.

MoMA PS1 Internship Program

MoMA PS1 offers blended internships with onsite and remote opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and beginning professionals with practical experience in a specific area of museum work. Our internship program provides the opportunity to learn about the operations of a non-profit art institution and work alongside some of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists and curators. In addition to departmental work interns participate in weekly professional development activities designed to increase understanding of the Museum’s various programs, exhibitions, and departments.

The Adobe Foundation is proud to support equity, learning, and creativity at MoMA.

Leadership support for Internship Programs is provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

Generous support is provided by the Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman, Jr. Internship Program Endowment, Volkswagen of America, the Louise Bourgeois Internship Fund, and Agnes Gund.

Additional funding is provided by the Carole Kismaric Mikolaycak Internship Endowment and the Annual Education Fund.