Since 1964 the National Gallery of Art has offered professional museum training to candidates from all backgrounds through a variety of internship programs. Nine-week summer internships provide opportunities to work on projects directed by a Gallery curator or department head. Biweekly museum seminars introduce interns to the broad spectrum of museum work, and to Gallery staff, departments, programs, and functions.
Eligibility varies according to internship. A few are geared to undergraduates graduating in May 2015, but most are for currently enrolled graduate students of all levels and those graduating in May 2015 with a relevant degree (such as MA, MBA, MFA, M Arch, M Ed, JD, or MLS). Please check prerequisites carefully. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This is an international program.
Summer interns are in residence at the Gallery from June 8 to August 7, 2015. Interns receive a stipend of approximately $4,500 that is subject to all applicable taxes.
Application Timeline and Procedures
January 12, 2015
Deadline for application packets. Send the application form, your full résumé or CV, a writing sample (approximately 20 pages, including footnotes or endnotes, bibliography, and images), and one copy of official transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended to our mailing address. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
January 21, 2015
Semifinalists will be notified of their status and asked to contact the references listed on the application form. Semifinalists should request that letters be sent via e-mail to the department of academic programs at firstname.lastname@example.org. The e-mail subject line must include the full name of the semifinalist. Reference letters (as PDF or Word documents) should be included as attachments.
For more information: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/opportunities/interns-and-fellows/graduate/summer.html.html
Department of Academic Programs
Division of Education
National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785
Please do not contact Gallery curators or other department heads directly regarding possible placement or projects.