Work with MoMA curators and educators and gain experience in the museum field.
Learn about our mission, collections, and organizational systems
Gain practical and theoretical training in museum work
Contemplate the role of museums in contemporary society
Work closely with a member of the MoMA staff
Attend curator talks and a weekly lecture series
12-Month internship opportunity
Full-time, 12-month internships with stipends are offered for recent college graduates interested in pursuing a museum career. The focused departmental training is integrated with the fall, spring, and summer lecture series and complemented with financial provisions for the interns to create a research trip related to their field of interest. Additionally, monthly activities are designed specifically for this cohort to receive greater exposure to the museum and art fields.
Twelve-month internships provide training in specific museum fields through close work with professional staff members, familiarity with modern and contemporary art through seminars and discussions, and an educational program that exposes interns to the workings of the Museum as a whole, while considering the role of museums in the broader cultural context.
This program will run from approximately September 2022 to September 2023. This program requires a full-time commitment, Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Each Intern will be placed into a different department based on areas of interest and experience. Applicants will be asked to list a preference during the application process but candidates may be considered for departments other than their first preference. Below are some of the participating departments. Additional departments may be added.
Drawings and Prints
Learning and Engagement
Office of the Director
Architecture and Design
Painting and Sculpture
Recent graduates of bachelor’s or master’s degree programs. The Museum encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines to apply. International candidates are eligible to apply.
$32,933 stipend (gross), subject to applicable tax withholdings. Health benefits, two weeks paid vacation, and an additional $2,000 to cover travel expenses for an approved research trip related to the intern’s field of interest.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement: Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at the Museum, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital and civil partnership/union status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, unemployment status, familial status, domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking victim status, caregiver status, arrest or conviction record to the extent required by applicable law, credit history, or any other protected category as established by applicable law, including the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”).
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.
Volkswagen of America is proud to be MoMA’s lead partner of education.
Leadership annual support for Internship Programs is provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
Generous support is provided by the Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman, Jr. Internship Program Endowment, by the Louise Bourgeois Internship Fund, Agnes Gund, and the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation.
Additional funding is provided by the Carole Kismaric Mikolaycak Internship Endowment, and the Annual Education Fund.