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Summer Internships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met offers paid opportunities (both part-time and full-time) for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, to explore museum careers and gain professional experience during the summer.

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, someone studying communications might apply to intern in our External Affairs Department. Art history and humanities students gain valuable experience not only in our curatorial departments, but also in areas like Publications, Education, or Development. Studio art, design, or photography majors have thrived in areas like Digital, Design, or Education. Our Department of Scientific Research often welcomes students with a strong background in science.

In addition to departmental placement, interns participate in weekly seminars that 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.

Full-time interns will also participate in an intensive two-week training period focused on best practices in museum teaching and will lead tours or other programs that incorporate their own interests and offer the public an insider perspective on The Met and its collection.

To learn more about the internship program and to apply, please visit The Met's website: