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Other Fellowships & Internships

Resources in the Museum Professions
(Museum Practice, Conservation and Curatorial Studies)
In our attempt to assist interested applicants, especially minority applicants, in learning about training for museum professions, we have created a list below of fellowships and internships. All websites indicated are only recommendations, and applicants must study the information thoroughly on each website to determine which one is best suited to their needs and goals. Also, the URL provided might change over time; please let us know if a URL does not work. This is not an exhaustive list of all fellowships or internships offered at different museums. We keep updating the resources periodically and would appreciate an email about other opportunities not mentioned here. Please send emails to NMAAHCMellonadmin@si.edu In addition to the information below, we recommend a general Google search on “internships/fellowships at museums.” You will be surprised at the number and variety of opportunities that come up. All the best!

Fellowships:
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Efforts in Fellowships
http://hyperallergic.com/102968/new-fellowship-aims-to-diversify-museum-curatorial-ranks/

Association of Art Museum Curators (New York: various fellowships and internships)
http://www.artcurators.org/?page=Internships

Bruce Craig Fellowships for Conference Attendance at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (Washington DC)
http://www.midatlanticmuseums.org/resources/fellowships.html

Charles E. Culpeper Advanced Training Fellowship in Conservation Science at the National Gallery of Art (Landover, MD)
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/conservation/dcl-fellowship3.html

Eiteljorg Museum (Indianapolis, IN)
http://www.eiteljorg.org/explore/exhibitions/eiteljorg-contemporary-art-fellowship

Field Museum (Chicago, IL)
http://www.fieldmuseum.org/about/graduate-student-fellowships

Frick Collection (New York: various fellowship opportunities)
http://www.frick.org/research/fellowships

Getty (Los Angeles, CA: various fellowship opportunities)
http://www.getty.edu/about/opportunities/intern_opps.html

Kress Conservation Fellowship Program (New York)
http://www.kressfoundation.org/fellowships/conservation/

Kress Interpretative Fellowships at Art Museums (New York: for interpretative careers as curators or educators)
http://www.kressfoundation.org/fellowships/interpretive/

Kress Institutional Fellowships in European Art (at various European cities)
http://www.kressfoundation.org/fellowships/institutional/

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York: various fellowships)
http://www.metmuseum.org/research/internships-and-fellowships/fellowships

National Building Museum (Washington DC: various fellowships)
http://www.nbm.org/about-us/employment_internships/field-fellowship/

National Gallery of Art: Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship (Washington DC)
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/opportunities/interns-and-fellows/curatorial.html.html

National Gallery of Art: Advanced Training Fellowship in Conservation (Washington DC)
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/conservation/dcl-fellowship1.html

National Gallery of Art: Conservation Fellowships (Washington DC)
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/conservation/fellowships.html

National Gallery of Art: Various Fellowships (Washington DC)
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/research/casva/fellowships.html

National Museum of African American History and Culture (the Smithsonian): Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellowship (Washington DC)
http://nmaahc.si.edu/GetInvolved/mcf-info

Smithsonian Fellowship in Museum Practice (Washington DC)
http://museumstudies.si.edu/fmp.htm

Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Program (Washington DC)
http://latino.si.edu/programs/programs_lmsp.htm

Smithsonian Museum Studies (Washington DC)
http://museumstudies.si.edu/

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, VA)
http://vmfa.museum/programs/college/visual-arts-fellowships/

Walker Arts Center (Minneapolis, MI: various fellowships)
http://www.walkerart.org/jobs/browse/current-openings/2013/internship-fellowship-information

Walters Art Museum Fellowships in Museum Professions (Baltimore, MD: curatorial and other aspects):
http://thewalters.org/research/fellowships/

Internships:
American Folk Art Museum (New York)
http://www.folkartmuseum.org/internships

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Efforts in Internships
http://hyperallergic.com/102968/new-fellowship-aims-to-diversify-museum-curatorial-ranks/

Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburg, PA)
http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/interior.php?pageID=140

Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
http://www.artic.edu/employment/internships

ArtTable’s Summer Internship for Diversity in the Visual Arts Professions (New York)
http://www.arttable.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&pageId=716

Arts & Business Council Multicultural Arts Management Internship Program (New York)
http://www.americansforthearts.org/by-program/services-and-training/training-professional-development/working-with-business/arts-and-business-council-of-new-york#begin

Association of Art Museum Curators (New York: various fellowships and internships)
http://www.artcurators.org/?page=Internships

Artadia, The Fund for Art and Dialogue (New York)
http://www.artadia.org/about.html

Asheville Art Museum (Asheville, NC)
http://www.ashevilleart.org/about/employment-internship-program/

Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia, PA)
http://www.barnesfoundation.org/about/careers-volunteering/internships

Brooklyn Museum (New York)
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/about/careers/index.php

Cape Cod Museum of Art (Dennis, MA)
http://www.cmfa.org/Internships.asp

Chinati Foundation (Marfa, TX)
https://chinati.org/information/internships.php

Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburg, PA)
http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/interior.php?pageID=141

Contemporary Arts Museum (Houston, TX)
http://camh.org/about/employment-internships

Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington DC)
http://www.corcoran.org/about-gallery/get-involved/internships

Creative Time (New York)
http://creativetime.org/about/internships/

Dallas Museum of Art (Texas)
http://www.dma.org/about/internships#McDermott_Internships

Denver Art Museum (Colorado)
http://www.denverartmuseum.org/about/jobs-internships

El Paso Museum of Archeology (Texas)
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/arch_museum/education.asp

Getty (Los Angeles, CA: various internship opportunities)
http://www.getty.edu/about/opportunities/intern_opps.html

Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Interns (Los Angeles, CA)
http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/current/mui/index.html

Indianapolis Museum of Art (Indiana)
http://www.imamuseum.org/about/working-at-ima/internships#internships-academic-year-2011-12

Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
http://icaphila.org/institution_pages/3337/internships/

Jewish Museum (New York)
http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/Internships

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (California)
http://www.lacma.org/internships

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (North Adams, MA)
http://www.massmoca.org/opportunities.php

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York: various internships)
http://www.metmuseum.org/research/internships-and-fellowships/internships/internships-for-college-and-graduate-students

Morgan Library & Museum (New York)
http://www.themorgan.org/opportunities/internships.asp

El Museo del Barrio (New York)
http://www.elmuseo.org/internships/

Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, IL)
http://www2.mcachicago.org/employment/internships

Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA)
http://www.mfa.org/employment/open-internships

Museum of Modern Art (New York)
http://www.moma.org/learn/courses/internships#about

National Building Museums (Washington DC: various internships)
http://www.nbm.org/about-us/employment_internships/internship-program.html

National Gallery of Art: Various Internships (Washington DC)
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/opportunities/interns-and-fellows/graduate/museum-profession.html.html

National Gallery of Modern Art: Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Internship in Modern Materials (Landover, MD)
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/conservation/dcl-fellowship2.html

National Museum of African American History and Culture (the Smithsonian): Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Internship (Landover, MD)
http://nmaahc.si.edu/GetInvolved/Internships

New Museum (New York)
http://www.newmuseum.org/interns

New Orleans Museum of Modern Arts (Louisiana)
http://noma.org/pages/detail/84/

Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA: various internships)
http://www.pem.org/about/_employment/internships_fellowships/

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA)
http://www.pafa.org/About/Careers-Volunteers/Internships/276/

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Pennsylvania)
http://www.philamuseum.org/information/48-159-50.html

Portland Museum of Art (Oregon)
http://www.portlandmuseum.org/about/employ.shtml

Rubin Museum of Art (New York)
http://www.rubinmuseum.org/pages/load/30

San Antonio Museum of Art (Texas)
http://www.samuseum.org/about/volunteer

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (California)
http://www.sfmoma.org/about/jobs/jobs_internships

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York: various internships)
http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/education/internships

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington DC)
http://www.ushmm.org/information/career-volunteer-opportunities/internships

Walker Arts Center (Minneapolis, MI: various internships)
http://www.walkerart.org/jobs/browse/current-openings/2013/internship-fellowship-information

Whitney Museum of American Art (New York)
http://whitney.org/About/Internships

Winterthur Research Fellowship Program (Wilmington, DE)
http://www.winterthur.org/?p=418