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Our application deadline for the summer 2022 program has passed. Kindly check back this fall for information on our 2023 program.
The Museum Studies Internship Program exposes interns to the inner-workings of a major metropolitan museum, promoting an awareness of careers in the field through experiences not available in most academic settings. An internship with the Philadelphia Museum of Art is an invaluable educational, professional, and personal experience. Through the internship program, interns will gain an understanding of a professional workplace, receive one-on-one mentorship, learn practical skills, and participate in professional development sessions and network with museum staff and peers. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, including those from traditionally underrepresented groups in the museum field. Ten students will be selected for the summer program taking place from June 6 to July 29, 2022. Interns receive a stipend of $3,000 for living expenses.
In 2022, stipends are made possible by Lynne and Harold Honickman through The Honickman Foundation, Estate of Danielle Rice, The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art through the bequest of Patty Klutz, The Kathleen C. Sherrerd Internship Endowment Fund, and Kathleen A. Foster.
Stipends are made possible by the Honickman Foundation, the Patty Klutz memorial gift, the Danielle Rice memorial gift, and the Division of Education at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The Museum Studies Internship Program offers internships each summer to applicants:
These descriptions of past departmental assignments will help you understand the kinds of opportunities that may be available this summer. They do not necessarily represent opportunities for summer 2022.
The Museum’s Internship Program coordinators will outline a specific placement when contacting each finalist with an offer for acceptance into the program. Candidates will have the opportunity to ask questions before accepting or declining the position.
Education: Summer Camp Groups and Family Learning
Education: Teacher Programs
Education: Teacher Resources
Information and Interpretive Technologies: Audio-Visual
Library and Archives
Marketing and Communications
Membership and Visitor Operations
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