Rubin Museum of Art is home to a comprehensive collection of art from the Himalayas and surrounding regions. Through changing exhibitions and an array of engaging public programs, the Rubin Museum offers opportunities to explore the artistic legacy of the Himalayan region and to appreciate its place in the context of world cultures.
The Rubin Museum of Art offers semester-long internships to qualified undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates interested in the following areas: education, programming, communications, publications, and human resources. In addition to assigned projects, interns have the opportunity to learn more about the museum field through group activities that include trips to cultural institutions, brown-bag lunch discussions with staff members, and career development workshops.
GENERAL CURATORIAL INTERN
Performs research and provides support for curatorial work and upcoming exhibitions that focus predominantly on Himalayan art and material culture.
TIBETAN LANGUAGE CURATORIAL INTERN
Performs research, occasionally in the Tibetan language, and provides support for curatorial work and upcoming exhibitions that focus specifically on Himalayan art.
SOUTH ASIAN ART CURATORIAL INTERN
Performs research and provides support for curatorial work for upcoming exhibitions that focus specifically on South Asian art.
Works in the Museum’s library maintaining the library database system, cataloging, ordering books and maintaining library organization.
COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT INTERN
Works closely with staff on various projects that may include updating object records in the Museum database and shadowing registrars in the galleries during the installation and deinstallation of exhibitions.
INTERPRETATION RESEARCH AND ADMINISTRATION INTERN
Works with the Manager of Visitor Experience and Access Programs to research Himalayan art and culture as well as upcoming exhibitions in support of a rigorous staff and volunteer training program.
How to Apply for Internships
Applicants may apply to multiple internships individually. Please write a one-page cover letter which specifies (1) the internships for which you are applying, (2) your relevant qualifications, (3) your interest in the Rubin Museum of Art, and (4) your availability (days/times). Please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.Please put the internship you are applying to in the subject line of your email.
Due to the high volume of applications for internships, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
In the event you are not accepted for an internship, please resend your application materials again for the following term.
Deadlines for Internship Applications
Fall Semester (September through December): July 31
Spring Semester (January through May): November 27
Summer (mid-May through mid-August): April 15
Academic Year (September through May): July 31
Internships page: http://rubinmuseum.org/about/jobs