Career Services Internship Opportunities

Summer and Long -Term Internships at The Met

Description: The Museum Seminar (MuSe) Internship Program awards paid ten-week, six-month, nine-month, or twelve-month internships to students interested in a career in the arts and fields related to the Met's many departments. 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. The Met strongly encourages applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts. 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 Media, Graphic or Exhibition Design, the Photograph Studio, or as part of our Studio Programs division in Education. Our Department of Scientific Research often welcomes students with a strong background in science. Request a full list of possible internship placement areas. Departmental placements for the ten-week, six-month, and nine-month positions change annually and depend upon available internship projects. The Museum Seminar (MuSe) Series During the internship, one day per week is devoted to the Museum Seminar Series. The goal of the series is to give interns an understanding of the many different kinds of work that occur at the Met, and how Museum professionals collaborate to plan and support the daily operations of one of the world's largest museums. Through these weekly seminars interns are connected to a community of Met staff, fellows, and other interns. Programs include conversations with the Director and other staff members, talks and workshops in the Met's galleries, conservation lab tours, brown-bag lunches with staff, field trips to other cultural institutions, and intern-led discussion sessions. Public Tours All MuSe interns interact with visitors by designing and leading public tours in the Museum's galleries and helping visitors at the Information Desk. At the beginning of the summer, interns participate in intensive training sessions about gallery teaching. They learn how to talk with the public about original works of art in the galleries in a way that is relevant, engaging, and accessible. Interns then develop tours that incorporate their own interests and offer visitors an insider perspective on the Met and its collection. DEADLINE: January 31, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Please note: your recommendation letters must be submitted by this application deadline. We will not accept applications or recommendations after the deadline.

Salary Unknown
Type of Opportunity Internship
Location New York, NY
Degree Wanted None Required
Field of Study Any
Field of Study
Special Skills & Requirements
Company Name The Metropolitan Museum of Art's
Address: 000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), New York, NY 10028
Phone: 212-535-7710
About the Company: The Metropolitan Museum of Art's earliest roots date back to 1866 in Paris, France, when a group of Americans agreed to create a "national institution and gallery of art" to bring art and art education to the American people.
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