The MuSe paid internship is a fast-paced, intensive training program in current museum practice. All interns receive an immersive work experience through placements in departments under the mentorship of Museum staff, engage critically with the issues facing twenty-first century art museums, and learn about the myriad careers available in museums and the arts through seminars led by museum professionals from the Met and other cultural institutions.
This program awards forty-one individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts and museum fields a ten-week, six-month, nine-month, or twelve-month internship in one of the world’s largest museums. Each accepted intern works closely with a supervisor on special and/or ongoing projects. Training is integral to the interns’ experience; in addition to developing practical work skills through their departmental placements, interns participate in the MuSe (Museum Seminars) Series and interact directly with the Museum’s diverse audience by leading Highlights Tours and Gallery Conversations and assisting at the Information Desk. All accepted college interns are also assigned a Museum staff mentor to support their experience throughout the internship.
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