Snapshot of Guggenheim Interns, 2009 Fall

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum offers internships to students of junior-year college level or above, recent graduates, graduate students, postgraduates, and mature professionals pursuing further experience in the arts. Internships are available within a host of different museum departments.

Our yearly internship calendar is divided into three cycles: spring, summer, and fall. Each internship cycle is approximately three months in duration.

Internship Periods

Spring: January–April (application deadline: November 1)
Summer: June–August (application deadline: January 30)
Fall: September–December (application deadline: June 1)

Please note: All application deadlines are postmark deadlines. We do not accept applications that are postmarked after the deadlines stated above.

Download the application form (PDF).


Program Description

The objective of the internship program is to offer practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts and museum fields. Interns gain a general knowledge and broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum as well as specific skills related to a particular department's activities. Interns are assigned to a department based on their academic background, professional skills, interests, and career goals. Interns participate in the ongoing work of the department and complete specific projects or portions of larger departmental initiatives. Please see Internship Departments for more information.

Spring and fall internships require a commitment of at least two days per week (in addition to participation in the Museum Culture Seminar Program), with the required minimum number of hours depending on the preference of the department. Summer internships are full-time, either four or five days per week, in addition to participation in the Museum Culture Seminar program. All internships require a commitment of three months.

Museum Culture Seminar Program

The Museum Culture Seminar Program forms an integral part of our Internship Program. The program includes field trips to sites such as auction houses, galleries, corporate collections, and other museums. Discussion with Guggenheim Museum staff from a range of departments and awareness of a range of museum-related issues is facilitated. A field trip outside of New York City is planned for the end of every session.


International candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply. The Guggenheim Museum Internship Program is designated by the U.S. Government as a J-1 training program, and the museum will work with accepted applicants to assist them in procuring the necessary forms for a maximum three-month non-extendable and non-transferable J-1 visa. For more information on J-1 visas, please visit the U.S. Government website. All international applicants must demonstrate proficiency in spoken and written English.

Please note: all international applicants must demonstrate proficiency in spoken and written English.


The Guggenheim does not provide housing. Upon request, the museum can provide accepted applicants with a list of suggested residences and dormitories in New York City.

For more information about our program, download the Internship FAQ (PDF).

Guggenheim interns at The Drawing Center, October 2009. Photo: Nikki Eicher

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