Since its inception in 1999, the Arts Intern program has provided an exciting opportunity for college undergraduates to learn about nonprofit professions, through internships in museums and cultural institutions. The program seeks candidates with demonstrated financial need and encourages applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds. Organizations host interns in meaningful positions in many different departments, including curatorial, education, marketing, development, collections, and special events. Interns will have time-bound assignments and individual projects that will be presented at the conclusion of the internship.
Participating cities includeBoston, Cleveland, New York City and Philadelphia. Internships last 9 weeks and interns work 35 hours a week. Interns will be paid $11.00 per hour. Upon completion of final reports and submission of final documents, interns will receive a $250 stipend. Please note that in order to be paid the full amount, students will need to comply with all the objectives and requirements of the internship program.
We have weekly visits to cultural institutions that offer behind-the-scenes looks at museum operations, presentations by senior staff and curators, and panels featuring young museum professionals.
This pay is contingent upon submittal of all weekly paperwork, attendance at museum visits, and two required reports. Interns are required to complete a final research project pertaining to their intern position. This internship also includes written reports that may need to be completed beyond the usual workplace hours. Students should be prepared for a summer experience that is more than just a job!