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 Spring 2018 internships

The Museum of Modern Art Spring 2018 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 2018 in order to apply.

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Length

Twelve weeks

Spring 2018 term

January 23–April 13, 2018

Application Deadline

October 15, 2017

Decision Notification

December 1, 2017

Required Commitment

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

Stipend

$3,300

MoMA PS1 Fall 2017 internships

Intern candidates must possess a strong command of English, excellent communication skills, strong writing skills, word-processing skills on a PC-platform, and the ability to work and function in a creative and flexible environment. Most interns are based in one department, but have the opportunity to interact with all departments on a regular basis. All interns work on a volunteer basis for a full trimester with a schedule determined by the Intern’s department supervisor. MoMA PS1 is looking for interns who are able to work a minimum of two full days per week (seven hours per day).

Interns will be invited to attend field trips/lectures at non-profit institutions and museums in the New York area that have been organized by the Internship Coordinator. In addition, interns may be asked to assist staff with special events, public programs, and exhibition openings.

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Length

Thirteen weeks

Fall 2017 term

September 15–December 15, 2017

Application Deadline

August 25, 2017

Required Commitment

Two days per week minimum (seven hours per day)

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. 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.

All 12-Month Internships for 2017–18 are now filled. Please check this page in April 2018 for the 2018–19 application and program details.

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

Internship Programs are made possible 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.

Major annual support is provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

Generous funding 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; Allianz; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Carole Kismaric Mikolaycak Internship Endowment; The Syracuse Cinephile Society in memory of Phil Serling, Founder; and the Annual Education Fund.