Internships The Met 2018 Spring Internships
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International Deadline: October 15, 2017 – Current students and recent graduates can learn about museum practice and gain professional skills in a variety of fields through unpaid internships at The Met Fifth Avenue during the academic year. These internships require a minimum commitment of twelve hours per week for at least ten weeks. Academic credit may be arranged for interns at their schools’ discretion.
In addition to developing their skills through projects in various departments, our interns join a community of fellow interns and staff during their time at The Met. All interns participate in a weekly program introducing them to projects, activities, and staff across the Museum. This might include talks in the galleries, presentations by staff, lunches with individual staff members, or behind-the-scenes tours of Museum departments.
Spring Internship Program dates: First week of February to last week of April
Unpaid internships are available to undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a degree-granting program, as well as recent graduates. To be considered a recent graduate, applicants must have graduated no more than twelve months before the application deadline. PhD students may be eligible to apply within the first twelve months of their program, provided that they have not yet achieved candidacy. PhD candidates are not eligible for internships.
Undergraduate and graduate internships at the Museum are open to international applicants. Interns are responsible for ensuring that they have valid legal status under applicable U.S. visa regulations while participating in the Museum’s program. Although the Museum will act as your host institution, the Museum does not sponsor visas for interns.
The Met has over forty department areas that host interns from a wide variety of academic backgrounds. For example, students majoring in computer science, who are also interested in art and museums, could apply to intern in our Digital or Information Systems & Technology departments. Engineering students might be interested in our Buildings and Construction Department. Art history and other humanities students gain valuable experience in curatorial departments, as well as Editorial, Education, and Development. Studio art, design, or photography majors have thrived in areas like Digital, Design, or the Photograph Studio. Our Department of Scientific Research often welcomes students with a strong background in science. Request a full list of possible internship placement areas.
We select interns based on the availability of projects and supervisors in each Museum department; this changes every semester. If your interests and skills match the needs of a particular project, you will be considered for an internship. Please do not contact individual staff members to inquire about internships or current projects.
APPLICATION – No Application Fee
Please apply using the online application.
Notification Second week of December 2017.
Interviews are not required, but many internship supervisors ask to interview finalists before making a decision. We will contact you directly about an interview if needed.
Due to the high volume of applications and interest, the Internship Office does not have the resources to conduct informational interviews.
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