12 January, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (EST)



(Partially Funded)


   National Gallery of Art – 2020 Summer Internships

Since 1964 the National Gallery of Art has offered professional museum training to candidates from all backgrounds through a variety of internship programs. Nine-week summer internships provide opportunities to work on projects directed by a Gallery curator or department head.

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Biweekly museum seminars introduce interns to the broad spectrum of museum work, and to Gallery staff, departments, programs, and functions. New in 2020, interns will engage with museum visitors by developing and leading public tours in the galleries.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

Applicants may list up to two projects, in order of preference, on the application.

  • Administrative Services: Travel Office
  • Architecture and Engineering
  • Archives
  • Conservation: Paper Conservation
  • Conservation: Object Conservation
  • Curatorial: American and British Paintings
  • Curatorial: Photographs, Women Photographers 1920–1955
  • Curatorial: Photographs, Nineteenth-Century Photography
  • Curatorial: Sculpture and Decorative Arts
  • Division of Imaging and Visual Services (DIVS): Digital Asset Management
  • Facilities Management: Study of Utilities on the Gallery’s Collection
  • Horticultural Services
  • Library: Evans-Tibbs Archive Collection
  • Library: Rare Prints Project
  • Personnel: Labor and Employment Law
  • Procurement and Contracts
  • Protection Services: Security Research
  • Publishing Office: Mark Rothko, Works on Paper
  • Technology Solutions
  • Treasurer’s Office

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

  • Nine-week summer internships.
  • June 1 to July 31, 2020.
  • March 15, 2020: Finalists will be selected.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Eligibility varies according to internship. A few are geared to undergraduates completing their degrees in May and June 2020, but most are for currently enrolled graduate students of all levels and those graduating in May or June 2020 with a relevant degree (such as MA, MBA, MFA, MArch, MEd, JD, or MLS).
  • Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
  • Interns must be available for the entire nine weeks, 40 hours per week.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • Interns receive a stipend of approximately $4,500 that is subject to all applicable taxes.
  • Interns using an authorized public transportation method will receive an employer-provided fare subsidy to apply toward their monthly transit costs.
  • Neither paid nor unpaid internships at the National Gallery of Art offer housing. It is the responsibility of the intern to find accommodation during the term of the internship.

How to Apply

First Step: All applications must be submitted online and in English. We will not accept applications or related materials via email, postal mail, or in person.

Second Step: Submit your documents:

  • A letter (single-spaced, about 750 words) to the selection committee stating your reasons for participating in the museum training program at the National Gallery of Art at this point in your education or career, including:
  1. What you hope to achieve from the experience,
  2. What you feel you can contribute to the department(s) in which you are interested,
  3. And how such an experience would further your education and career plans.
  • A writing sample (no more than 20 pages, including footnotes or endnotes, bibliography, and images). An academic paper works best for a research position. Business and law students may decide to submit a case, advice memo, or brief. Applicants to conservation and design internships are asked to submit a portfolio of completed projects.
  • A résumé or full curriculum vitae of education, professional experience, honors, awards, and publications.
  • One copy of unofficial transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended.
  • Contact information for two references. One of these references must be someone who knows you in an academic context (either a professor or instructor). Once you have submitted your references’ names, titles, and email addresses, they will automatically be emailed instructions for uploading their letters online. We strongly encourage references to submit letters in English.

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