Internships

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

Seasonal

MoMA: The Seasonal Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students and beginning professionals with practical experience in a specific area of museum work at The Museum of Modern Art. In addition to departmental work, each Tuesday interns participate in professional development activities designed to increase understanding of the Museum’s various collections, exhibitions, and departments. The Museum hosts approximately 25 interns per season in just about every department. Participants may arrange for academic credit through their school, but it is certainly not a requirement.

MoMA PS1: MoMA PS1 offers hands-on internships for college students and recent graduates in several of its departments. Our internship program provides the opportunity to learn about the operations of a non-profit art institution and to work alongside some of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists and curators.

MoMA PS1 is also a host for Studio in a School’s Summer Arts Intern Program. Visit www.artsintern.org for more information.

MoMA Spring 2020 Internships

MoMA Spring 2020 internships require a minimum commitment of three days per week, one of which must be Tuesday. The schedule for the three days is 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. One must have a minimum of two years of college completed (or equivalent) by January 2020 in order to apply.

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Length

Twelve weeks

Spring 2020 term

January 21—April 10, 2020

Application deadline

October 18, 2019

Decision notification

November 27, 2019

Required commitment

Three days per week minimum. In order to attend all internship activities, one work day must be Tuesday.

Stipend

$3,800

MoMA PS1 Fall 2019 Cycle

MoMA PS1 offers hands-on internships 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, each Tuesday interns participate in professional development activities designed to increase understanding of the Museum’s various programs, exhibitions, and departments.

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Length

Twelve weeks

Fall 2019 term

October 1—December 20, 2019

Application deadline

September 20, 2019

Notification date

September 25, 2019

Required commitment

Three days per week. In order to attend all internship activities, one work day must be Tuesday.

Stipend

$3600

12-Month

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 a professional staff member, 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.

The deadline for the 12-month internships for September 2019 has passed. Prior applicants will receive a decision notification on August 2, 2019. The application for the September 2020 program will be available in April 2020.

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Education at MoMA is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

Leadership annual support for Internship Programs is provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

Major funding is provided by an endowment established by Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman, Jr., the Emily Fisher Landau Educator Fund, the Louise Bourgeois Internship Fund, and by the gifts of Alan Kanzer.

Generous support is provided by The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art, The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, The Modern Women’s Fund, and Agnes Gund.

Additional support is provided by Council for Canadian American Relations, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Carole Kismaric Mikolaycak Internship Endowment, and the Annual Education Fund.