National Gallery of Art Summer Internships
Since 1964 the National Gallery of Art has offered professional museum training to candidates from all backgrounds through a variety of internship programs. Nine-week summer internships provide opportunities to work on projects directed by a Gallery curator or department head. Biweekly museum seminars introduce interns to the broad spectrum of museum work, and to Gallery staff, departments, programs, and functions.
Eligibility varies according to internship. A few are geared to undergraduates completing their degrees in May and June 2016, but most are for currently enrolled graduate students of all levels and those graduating in May or June 2016 with a relevant degree (such as MA, MBA, MFA, M Arch, M Ed, JD, or MLS). Please check prerequisites carefully. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This is an international program.
Summer interns will be in residence at the Gallery from June 6 to August 5, 2016. Interns receive a stipend of approximately $4,500 that is subject to all applicable taxes. Interns, using an authorized public transportation method, will receive an employer-provided fare subsidy to apply toward their monthly transit costs.
Application Timeline and Procedures
January 11, 2016
Deadline for online applications. The application must include a writing sample (approximately 20 pages, including footnotes or endnotes, bibliography, and images). A full résumé or CV and one copy of transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended are required. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
January 20, 2016
Semifinalists will be notified of their status and asked to contact the recommenders listed in the application. The letters must be submitted through the Online Reference Portal by your recommenders. You must enter your recommenders into the system before they can log in to use the Online Reference Portal. It is your responsibility to secure a commitment from each person who will write a recommendation and ensure they submit the letter by the deadline of January 29.
January 29, 2016
Deadline for recommendations.
March 11, 2016
Finalists will be selected.
All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of Gallery staff and outside specialists.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for an internship without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, or any other protected status. The National Gallery of Art offers equal opportunity and treatment to all who apply and is committed to diversity.
Apply online for a 2016 Summer Internship
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