The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jan 23, 2018

The Museum Seminar (MuSe) Internship Program awards ten-week, nine-month, or twelve-month internships to students interested in a career in the arts and fields related to The Met’s many departments, at both The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters. In addition to developing skills through projects within Museum departments, interns participate in a weekly seminar series and interact directly with the Museum’s visitors by leading public tours in the galleries.

Long-term nine-month and twelve-month internships are also available. These long-term interns fully participate in the MuSe program during the summer.

The MuSe Internship Program begins on the first Monday in June. All interns must start on this date; there are no exceptions. Ten-week internships end the second week of August, when the summer MuSe program concludes. Long-term interns remain and work with their supervisors for the remainder of their internship periods.

The Met strongly encourages applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts. Applications for summer are due each January — we will not accept any applications or application materials.

For more information, please see our website: https://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/internships/undergraduate-and-graduate-students/summer

Departmental Placement
Each intern is placed in one of the Museum’s departments under the supervision of a full-time staff member. The Met has over forty department areas that host interns from a wide variety of academic backgrounds with an interest in art and museums. For example, students majoring in computer science can apply to intern in our Digital Department or Information Systems & Technology. Art history and other humanities students gain valuable experience not only in our curatorial departments, but also in areas like Editorial, Education, External Affairs, or Development. Studio art, design, or photography majors have thrived in areas like Digital, Graphic or Exhibition Design, Imaging, or as part of our Creative Practice team in Education. Our Department of Scientific Research often welcomes students with a strong background in science.

Interns may also be placed at The Met Cloisters to work on education, library, or curatorial projects. The departmental placement will be onsite at The Met Cloisters, but these interns will participate fully in orientation and all other intern activities and programs. If you have a specific interest in The Met Cloisters, be sure to select this museum area on your application.

To apply for this internship and more, visit Handshake.