Museum of Contemporary Art – Internship Program
The Museum of Contemporary Art internship program welcomes students and recent graduates who wish to broaden their education and professional experience by working and learning in a not-for-proﬁt museum.
All MCA departments offer experiential education in a challenging, hands-on environment in exchange for a substantive contribution from talented and interested individuals.
There are three application deadlines and selection periods per year. Internships require a minimum commitment of sixteen hours per week for three months, during which time interns complete a specific target project as well as daily assignments. Interns also participate in departmental meetings, special events, and various educational programs, as well as attend staff lectures.
In order to increase diversity in professions related to museums and the arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art seeks diversity in its intern staff and provides equal opportunity to its applicants.
- Collection & Exhibitions
- Graphic Design
- Information Systems
- Media Relations
- Multimedia: Video
- Multimedia: Web
- Photo Archives
- Performance Programs
- Rental Events
- Special Events
How to Apply
Application materials include the MCA application form, a resume, and two letters of recommendation.
If applicable, include your school’s requirements for credit with your application.
The curatorial, editorial, and development departments require 1-2 pages writing samples with applications.
The graphic design, Multimedia Web and Multimedia Video departments require work samples.
Submitting your application by email
Applications may be submitted electronically by email and attaching the MCA application form, resume, two letters of recommendation, and any additional materials by the appropriate deadline. Letters of recommendation may be submitted separately with the applicant’s name in the subject line.
When submitting an application by email, please label your materials in the following order; last name, first name, underscore and type of document. For example, if your name is John Doe, your resume should be labeled as follows: Doe,John_resume.
Submitting your application by mail
Application materials may also be mailed to:
Internship and Volunteer Coordinator
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Application materials are reviewed for approximately four to six weeks after the deadline. Candidates for interviews will be notiﬁed by e-mail.
Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
For detailed info, please visit: mcachicago.org/About/Employment
To apply for these internship job positions please follow the instructions above.
Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Internship. Job Tags: arts, contemporary art, internship, and museum. States: Illinois.
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