The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers 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. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Internships for High School Students are also available.
The Museum offers forty-one paid internships for undergraduate and master's-degree students each year. Interns are placed in host departments where they work closely with supervisors on special and ongoing projects.
This nine-week internship is awarded each summer to eight college students who are interested in art and museum careers, enjoy working with children, and have an interest in medieval art.
Unpaid internships at the Main Building for college students, graduate students, and recent graduates are available throughout the year on a full- or part-time basis. The number of positions varies according to departmental needs, and opportunities require a minimum of twelve hours per week for at least ten weeks.
Information about program eligibility, deadlines, interviews, notification, housing, and other application-related questions.