Internships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Internships for College and Graduate Students

Join a community of interns to gain professional skills and learn about museum practice. The Met has over forty department areas that host interns from a wide variety of academic backgrounds.

These internships are available to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates. Internships for high school students are also available.

The Museum offers forty-one full-time, paid internships for undergraduate and master's-degree students each year. Interns work closely with supervisors in host departments on special and ongoing projects, teach in the Museum's galleries, and participate in discussions about current museum practice.

This nine-week paid 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.

The Met offers unpaid fall- and spring-semester internships for students currently enrolled in degree-granting programs or recent graduates. Applicants do not need a background in art history to apply. These internships are unpaid and require a commitment of twelve hours per week for ten weeks.

The Metropolitan Museum offers individuals with an interest in museum education the opportunity to receive extensive training in current museum education practice, and experience teaching children in the Museum's galleries. These internships are unpaid.

The Museum offers graduate students internships in the Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation, a dynamic and diverse department with over twenty-five full-time conservators. Interns work alongside and learn from conservators under whose supervision they carry out in-depth treatment on a broad range of materials. These internships are unpaid.

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