The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in art museums. Based upon their academic training and interests, as well as the availability of projects, interns work in one of the Metropolitan's administrative areas—curatorial, education, conservation, administration, or library. Most projects require a strong knowledge of art history. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 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 Museum offers unpaid summer as well as fall and spring semester internships for college students, graduate students, and recent graduates. Internships are on a part- or full-time basis. The number of positions varies according to departmental needs, and opportunities require a minimum of twelve hours per week for at least ten weeks. These internships are unpaid.
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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