Approximate Date of Posting: May 5, 2017
Position: All museum departments, including (but not limited to): Curatorial, Development, Education, Exhibition Management, Marketing, Media & Public Relations, and Publishing & Digital Media. Internships are also available with Guggenheim special projects and initiatives such as the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project, the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative, and the Panza Collection Initiative.
Location: New York
Company/Organization Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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.
Schedule/Hours: Spring and fall internships require a commitment of at least two days per week (in addition to participation in the Museum Culture Seminar Program),
Time Frame: September–December (3- month committmemt)
Compensation $500 stipends to all undergraduate-level students and $1,000 stipends to all graduate-level students
Source: SLA Museum, Arts & Humanities Open Community
Description: The objective of the Internship Program is to offer practical museum training experience toindividuals 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 majormuseum, 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 careergoals. Interns participate in the ongoing work of Museum departments and contribute tospecific projects or portions of larger departmental initiatives. For a full list of departmentsthat offer internships, please see: www.guggenheim.org/internships.
Museum Culture Seminar Program
The Museum Culture Seminar Program forms an integral part of our Internship Program.The program includes site visits to other New York arts and cultural institutions
such auction houses, galleries, corporate collections, and other museums. Discussion with a wide array of arts and museum professionals, including Guggenheim staff, is facilitated. A
fieldtrip outside of New York City is planned for the end of each internship period.
How to Apply
Prospective applicants please send cover letter, resume, Guggenheim application form(found on web site), list of relevant coursework, academic writing sample, and two
letters of recommendation via postal mail to:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Internship Program, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York,
Qualifications: Candidates must be of junior-year college level or above to be considered.
Deadline: June 1, 2017
Our yearly internship calendar is divided into three cycles: spring, summer, and fall. Each internship cycle is approximately three months in duration.
Spring: January–April (application deadline: November 1)
Summer: June–August (application deadline: January 30)
Fall: September–December (application deadline: June 1)
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 required minimum 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 three months.
International candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply. The Guggenheim Museum Internship Program is designated by the U.S. Government as a J-1 training program, and the museum will work with accepted applicants to assist them in procuring the necessary forms for a maximum three-month non-extendable and non-transferable J-1 visa. For more information on J-1 visas, please visit the U.S. Government website. All international applicants must demonstrate proficiency in spoken and written English.