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Summer Internship Program (F/T), Summer 2020

(Full-time, temporary, paid internship)

The Summer Internship Program is a ten-week, full-time, paid opportunity for current undergraduates and recent graduates interested in a career in the arts, museums, or cultural institutions. Interns are placed within a Museum department based on interest and relevant experience. They work alongside our expert staff on key tasks and projects of their department, gaining skills and experience while making important contributions to the Museum as a whole. Interns also receive ongoing training and mentorship from department leaders who are committed to supporting interns’ growth and developing their autonomy and agency over the course of the program.

The Summer Internship Program combines practical work experience with professional development through a series of full-day seminars, which take place every Friday. This summer's seminars focus on the role of museums in society today, questioning how museums have responded to current events, trends, and social issues, and how they might imagine the future. Seminars include intimate conversations with Brooklyn Museum curators, conservators, educators, and collection and exhibition specialists, as well as invited artists and outside experts. Participants also visit local artist studios, museums, and other cultural institutions. In every task, interns gain skills and perspective on museum work, and learn how to transfer these skills to other types of work experience and imagine the future of cultural institutions.

Positions are available across the Museum. Conservation, Curatorial, Development, Digital Communications, Education, and Registrar/Collections Management, as well as the Director's Office and the Office of the Director of Collections and Curatorial Affairs. While exact requirements vary by department, all qualified applicants have an interest in museums and a desire to work in the arts in some capacity; experience working in museums, nonprofit arts organizations, or a related field; curiosity and a willingness to learn in a community; and the ability to work independently within a team. Full descriptions and qualifications for each position are detailed in our online application.

Start and end dates: June 1–August 7, 2020

Union status: Non-union

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Compensation: $15 per hour

Work schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

Application deadline: February 16, 2020

Learn more and apply online

If you have questions about our online application system, please get in touch with us at (Due to the large volume of applications, only candidates who are being considered will be contacted regarding their application status)