The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum offers internships to students of junior-year college level or above, recent graduates, graduate students, postgraduates, and mature professionals pursuing further experience in the arts. Internships are available within a host of different museum departments.
The objective of the internship program is to offer practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts and museum fields. Interns gain a broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum as well as specific skills related to that department’s activities. Interns are assigned to a department based on academic background, professional skills, interests, and career goals. Interns participate in the ongoing work of museum departments and contribute to specific projects or portions of larger departmental initiatives.
In addition, the Museum Culture Seminar Program supplements the Internship Program by incorporating site visits to other New York arts and cultural institutions. Discussion with a broad array of arts and museum professionals, including Guggenheim staff, is facilitated. A field trip outside New York City is planned for the end of each internship period.
Our yearly internship calendar is divided into three cycles: spring, summer, and fall. Each internship cycle is approximately three months long.
Fall: September–December (application deadline: June 1)
Please note: All application deadlines are postmark deadlines.
Spring and fall internships require a commitment of at least two days per week (in addition to participation in the Museum Culture Seminar program), with the number of hours depending on the preference of the department. Summer internships are full-time, either four or five days per week, in addition to participation in the Museum Culture Seminar program. All internships require a commitment of approximately three months.