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

The Museum of Modern Art: 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.

The Museum of Modern Art Summer 2019 Internships

All Summer 2019 internships are now filled. The application for the Fall 2019 program will be available the first week of May.

MoMA PS1 Summer 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 nonprofit 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

Summer 2019 term

June 18—September 6, 2019

Application deadline

May 5, 2019

Notification date

June 3, 2019

Required commitment

Two days per week

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.

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Dates of 2019–20 term

September 9, 2019—September 4, 2020

Application deadline

June 7, 2019

Decision notification

August 2, 2019

Required commitment

Full time (Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m–5:30 p.m.)

Eligibility

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.

Stipend

$32,000 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.

Community and Access Internship, Department of Education

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Department of Architecture and Design Internship

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Department of Media and Performance Internship

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Department of Photography Internship

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Modern Women’s Fund Internship

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Office of the Museum Director Internship

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Performance and Live Programs Internship

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Four 12-Month Internships Supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

As a sponsor of the J-1 visa program, the Museum is committed to providing opportunities for international students and emerging professionals to learn about the practices and organizational systems of an American museum. To this end, with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, MoMA is accepting applications for four 12-month internships for Greek nationals.

Department of Film Internship

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International Program Internship

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Public Programs Internship

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Research and Development Internship

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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 Dedalus Foundation, Inc.; 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.