Guggenheim Museum Summer Internships

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is currently recruiting interns for our summer ’08 cycle.  Our internship program places interns in different departments throughout the Museum including Curatorial, Education, Public Affairs, Registrar, Exhibitions Management, Special Events, Graphic Design, Finance and Information Technology Department that may be of particular interest to your students. 

Internships
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum offers a variety of internships for undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students in art history, administration, conservation, education, and related fields.

The objective of the internship program is to offer practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts and museum field. Interns gain a general knowledge and broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum as well as specific skills related to a particular department’s activities. Interns are assigned to a department based on their academic background, professional skills, interests, and career goals. Interns participate in the ongoing work of the department and complete specific projects or portions of larger departmental initiatives.

Potential internships are available in the following departments: Curatorial, Education, Public Affairs, Registrar, Library/Archives, Photography, Conservation, Film and Media Arts, Director’s Office, Development, Membership, Special Events, Visitor Services, Finance, and Information Technology.

Summer Internships
This program is open to third- and fourth-year undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students in all areas of museum work. The program runs from mid-May through mid-August and requires a full time, five days a week commitment. Every other week the museum offers a Museum Culture Seminar Program which includes: 1) field trips to sites such as auction houses, galleries, corporate collections, artists’ studios, and other museums; 2) discussions with museum staff from a range of museum departments; and 3) discussions of museum-related issues and publications. Attendance at all programming is required.

Stipends and Awards
Although academic credit can often be arranged through interns’ own colleges and universities, both Academic year internships and undergraduate summer internships are typically unpaid. The following stipends and awards are available:

Summer Internships for Diversity in the Museum Profession
As part of the Guggenheim Museum’s commitment to increasing the diversity of candidates entering the museum profession, the museum offers summer internship funding for two outstanding candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to museum careers. The internship is open to U.S. citizens only. The program encourages applications from African-American, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic and Pacific Islander candidates. Preference will be given to candidates from the New York City area. Please indicate on your application if you wish to apply for this stipend. Stipends are $2500 for nine weeks.

Internship Application Process
Please use the application PDF and submit a complete application either via e-mail or regular mail to the addresses listed on the form.

Download the application (PDF)

If you wish to submit your own resume instead of our application PDF, please make sure you provide ALL of the information we request in our application document (please check our application PDF for a list of supporting documents we require in conjunction with your resume). If you are submitting your own resume, please also complete and submit our ‘preferences’ PDF.

Download preferences checklist (PDF)

Following an initial review of the applicants, a small group will be selected for either an in-person or telephone interview. Candidates will be notified by e-mail when all components of their application have been received. Application deadlines are as follows:

Summer Internship Program (mid-May/June – August): January 10th
We often accept applications outside our deadline dates. To check whether we are still accepting materials for any of our internship or fellowship cycles, please contact the Internship Coordinator, Michelle Jubin, at mjubin@guggenheim.org.

Final notification to all applicants will be mailed mid-April for summer.

For all internship and fellowship questions please contact the Internship Coordinator, Michelle Jubin at mjubin@guggenheim.org.

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