12 Jan 2023


MoMA Internships

The Museum of Modern Art

 New York, New York, United States

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Job Description

12-Month internship opportunity

Full-time, 12-month internships with stipends are offered for recent college graduates
interested in pursuing a museum career. The focused departmental training is integrated with
the fall, spring, and summer lecture series and complemented with financial provisions for the
interns to create a research trip related to their field of interest. Additionally, monthly activities
are designed specifically for this cohort to receive greater exposure to the museum and art

Twelve-month internships provide training in specific museum fields through close work with
professional staff members, familiarity with modern and contemporary art through seminars
and discussions, and an educational program that exposes interns to the workings of the
Museum as a whole, while considering the role of museums in the broader cultural context.

Required Commitment
This program will run from approximately January 2022 to January 2023. This program requires a full-time commitment (Monday-Friday, 9:30am to 5:30pm).

Recent graduates of bachelor’s or master’s degree programs. The Museum encourages
candidates from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines to apply. International
candidates are eligible to apply.

$32,933 stipend (gross), subject to applicable tax withholdings. Health benefits, two weeks paid
vacation, and an additional $2,000 to cover travel expenses for an approved research trip
related to the intern’s field of interest.

Each Intern will be placed into a different department based on areas of interest and experience. Applicants will be asked to list a preference during the application process but candidates may be considered for departments other than their first preference. Below are some of the participating departments. Additional departments may be added.

  • Photography
  • Drawings & Prints
  • Department of Learning and Engagement
  • Office of the Director
  • Architecture & Design
  • Film
  • Painting & Sculpture
  • Publications
  • Media & Performance
  • Performance
  • Ambasz Institute


Application Requirements

The following items are required as part of your application:

  • Completed online application through MoMA’s Recruiting Portal
  • At least 1 letter of recommendation sent from the recommender directly to internships@moma.org
  • 2 Essays submitted as an attachment to the online application. Each essay should be no longer than 500 words. The two prompts are as follows:
    1. Why are you interested in participating in an internship at The Museum of Modern Art?
    2. Discuss one of the following:a) What is the role of museums, and how do you envision their potential for evolution?b) Describe an individual or an experience that has influenced your perception of the arts.


Application instructions:

To apply, please visit MoMA internships.



Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement:
Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at the Museum, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital and civil partnership/union status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, unemployment status, familial status, domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking victim status, caregiver status, arrest or conviction record to the extent required by applicable law, credit history, or any other protected category as established by applicable law, including the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”).


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