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Internship Opportunities

The Art Institute of Chicago

Internships are offered by the Art Institute's many departments throughout the year and enable students to gain first-hand experience in their areas of interest or study.

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MMoCA (Madison Museum of Contemporary Art)

The MMoCA Internships program is designed to mentor future museum professionals by providing real-world learning experiences.

MMoCA Internships are open to undergraduates who have completed their sophomore year, recent college graduates, and graduate students. MMoCA Internships are unpaid, but students often arrange academic credit through their college or university.

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MIA (Minneapolis Institute of Arts)

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts offers unpaid volunteer internships for individuals considering or pursuing careers in museum work. Candidates who have completed at least two years of college coursework and have relevant skills, interests, or experiences are eligible to apply. As a prerequisite for curatorial or education internships, candidates must have completed a minimum of three art history courses. Undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students or candidates who meet these minimum requirements may apply. Candidates need not be a current student.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announces its 2011–2012 internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in art museums. Based upon their academic training and interests, as well as the availability of projects, interns work in one of the Metropolitan's departments—curatorial, education, conservation, administration, or library. Most projects require a strong knowledge of art history.

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Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden - Washington, D.C.

Each year a number of undergraduate and graduate internships are available at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Internships are offered during the summer, fall, and winter semesters, and academic credit may be arranged through the intern’s school. International students are encouraged to apply.

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Corcoran Museum

The Corcoran Gallery of Art offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the year. Based on a program of supervised learning, Corcoran internships provide students with an opportunity to experience museum operations and to pursue academic and professional goals.

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MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art)

MASS MoCA hires full-time interns for various departments. Paid interns are given $100/wk stipend and free housing with a block of the complex. Each applicant may apply to a maximum of 2 departments. We are currently accepting applications for summer internship. Start and end dates vary by department. Deadline for summer is still TBD but will be mid-March 2011. Please check back for exact date. The internships listed below MAY be available in the summer.

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Georgia O'Keeffe Musuem

Volunteer Opportunities - Including:  assisting with education programs, working in the Research Center, interacting with visitors from across the country and around the world at our visitor services desk or in the Museum Store, helping at the Abiquiu Historic Properties tour office and much more!

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John Michael Kohler Art Center

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center offers internships for individuals considering or pursuing careers in museum work. Internships will expose interns to the inner workings of a contemporary arts center and are designed to provide hands-on experience and interaction with professionals, promoting awareness of career opportunities in the field.

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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain practical experience as volunteer interns in the curatorial, education, public relations or development offices of the Museum. Internships are unpaid, but arrangements can be made with the intern’s home institution for course credit. Interns generally work between 8 to 20 hours each week.

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Andy Warhol Museum

When you volunteer with us, you expand your horizons, meet interesting people. Surround yourself with some of civilization's greatest achievements, including fine, pop and contemporary art. Understand and explore the amazing history of our Natural World and its inhabitants.

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The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, formerly the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City, is currently closed for renovations. Until we reopen in early 2015, follow the progress on Facebook and explore the collection on the museum’s blog.

The Toy & Miniature Museum offers motivated college students unique opportunities for internship experiences. These internships are excellent opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in history, art history, and education programs. Interns may be eligible for academic credit toward their degree in certain departments at UMKC, or another accredited university.

Minnesota Historical Society

You're invited to view the inaugural Student Blog by Claire Whitmore '11, who majored in Anthropology and minored in Museum Studies. Claire interned at the Minnesota Historical Society with Patricia Emerson, Head of Archaeology during the summer of 2009.

Claire's Student Blog