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University Students and Faculty

Join an active community of students and scholars across all academic disciplines through internships and fellowships. Extend your learning and teaching beyond the classroom and into our galleries and deepen your research in the Museum's study centers. Take time off to socialize and learn more about The Met at our events!


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The Museum offers internship opportunities for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students interested in careers in art museums.


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Fellowships support scholars from the United States and abroad who are undertaking research related to The Met collection and museum practice.

The Observant Eye

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Tap into your powers of observation and learn how to investigate a work of art through close looking and discussion. The Observant Eye welcomes adult learners from all backgrounds and fields of study (college level and beyond).

Career Insights

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Ever wondered what it's like to work in a museum? At Career Insights, speak with staff from many different backgrounds about their jobs, and find out how to apply your skills toward a museum career.

Resources for University Students and Faculty

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Adult Group Visits

Invigorate your courses and encourage your students to think in new directions. Bring your group to The Met on a self-guided visit or request a guided tour.

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Libraries and Research Centers

The Museum's libraries contain books, periodicals, photographs, manuscripts, and other scholarly resources in printed and electronic formats. The Museum also maintains several specialized study centers with images, documentation, and actual objects on display or on reserve for examination by researchers.

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Explore The Met's comprehensive publishing program with 1,500 titles from the last five decades. Many titles are available as free, full-text PDFs. Also included are publications for educators that are helpful for teaching with our collection.