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
Full-time, seven-month internships with stipends are offered at MoMA for recent graduates of bachelor’s or master’s degree programs interested in pursuing or exploring a museum career. Interns will be provided focused departmental training, complemented with regular activities designed for this cohort to receive greater exposure to the museum and art fields. At this time, interns are expected to begin the program on a rotational basis between onsite and remote work. The Museum will evaluate this periodically according to internal health and safety guidelines.
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.
Dates of Term
February 8–September 3, 2021
November 8, 2020
December 18, 2020
Full time (Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m–5:30 p.m.)
Recent graduates of bachelor’s or master’s degree programs. The Museum encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines to apply. Applicants must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States for the duration of the program.
The Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.
$19,000 stipend (gross), subject to applicable tax withholdings. Health benefits are included.
2021 Internships at MoMA
Below are the descriptions and requirements for the upcoming MoMA internship program. All internships begin on February 8, 2021, and end on September 3, 2021.
The internship program at MoMA PS1 is on hold until further notice.
If I am accepted into the program, does MoMA provide intern housing?
No. The Internship Department has a list of suggested housing, which consists primarily of hostels and student housing. Once you are accepted into the program, we are happy to send you a copy of a suggested housing list, but it’s up to you to arrange accommodations.
Can MoMA sponsor me on a J-1 visa?
At this time, the Museum is unable to sponsor interns on the J-1 visa program. Seven-month interns must be eligible to work lawfully in the United States for the entire duration of the program.
Will I be covered under the Museum’s health insurance?
Seven-month interns will be eligible for health insurance under the Museum’s plan from March 1 through September 30, 2021.
May I apply for more than one position?
Yes. However, we advise applicants to apply for three internships at most.
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.
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.