05-13-2019

Fly to New York for an internship at the Guggenheim Museum: don't miss this interesting opportunity, apply!

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, ranging from the arts, to business and finance, to marketing and web design. Since the Internship Program accepts candidates from a variety of academic backgrounds, the Museum take into account each applicant’s strengths, interests, and experience in his or her preferred department(s).  International candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply.

For more opportunities go to: Other Opportunities

Organization: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opened on October 21, 1959, and in 2019, celebrates 60 years as an architectural icon and “temple of spirit” where radical art and architecture meet. Committed to innovation, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation collects, preserves, and interprets modern and contemporary art, and explores ideas across cultures through dynamic curatorial and educational initiatives and collaborations. With its constellation of architecturally and culturally distinct museums, exhibitions, publications, and digital platforms, the foundation engages both local and global audiences.

 

Duty Station: New York City

Open To: Students of junior-year college level or above, recent graduates, graduate students, postgraduates, and mature professionals pursuing further experience in the arts.

 

Timeframe:

Yearly internship calendar is divided into three cycles: spring, summer, and fall.

Internship Periods

Spring: January–April

Summer: June–August

Fall: September–December

Each internship cycle is approximately three months long.

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 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.

 

Deadline:

All materials must be postmarked before or on the following application deadlines:

 

Fall (September–December): June 1

Spring (January–April): November 1

Summer (June–August): January 30

 

Please note: All application deadlines are postmark deadlines.

 

Job 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 broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum as well as specific skills related to that department’s activities. Interns are assigned to a department based on academic background, professional skills, interests, and career goals. Interns participate in the ongoing work of museum departments and contribute to specific projects or portions of larger departmental initiatives.

In addition, the Museum Culture Seminar Program supplements the Internship Program by incorporating site visits to other New York arts and cultural institutions. Discussion with a broad array of arts and museum professionals, including Guggenheim staff, is facilitated. A field trip outside New York City is planned for the end of each internship period.

 

Qualifications:

-Be students of junior-year college level or above, recent graduates, graduate students, postgraduates in fields ranging from the arts, to business and finance, to marketing and web design, or mature professionals pursuing further experience in the arts.

-Demonstrated proficiency in spoken and written English.

 

Wage/Fees:

Although academic credit can often be arranged through interns’ own colleges and universities, internships are typically unpaid. The following stipends and awards are available:

 

Hilla Rebay Graduate Summer Intern

In honor of Baroness Hilla von Rebay, the Guggenheim Museum’s first director, The Hilla von Rebay Foundation generously provides funding for up to thirteen summer interns who are currently enrolled graduate students or recent graduates of a graduate-level program. Stipends are $1,000 for full-time, ten-week summer internships.

To apply, please respond to the following prompt: In your own words, briefly describe the role and responsibilities of the present-day art museum. Also, explain your interest in museum work and what you believe you can contribute to the departments you preference in your application form. Please limit your response to 500 words.

Interested candidates will be considered for available stipends following admittance to the Internship Program.

 

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.

 

Application process:

To apply for one of its internships, please follow the checklist of materials below. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum does not require transcripts.

 

Guggenheim application form

Cover letter

Resumé/curriculum vitae

List of relevant coursework/modules undertaken

Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional)

Writing sample (3–5 pages only). When applying to design-related departments, candidates should instead submit a design portfolio or small visual sample of work.

Following an initial review of the applicants, a small group will be selected for in-person, Skype, or telephone interviews. Please download the application form and submit a complete application (all fields are required) via mail to:

 

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Internship Program

1071 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128-0173

 

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM (PDF)

 

All materials must be postmarked before or on the following application deadlines:

Spring (January–April): November 1

Summer (June–August): January 30

Fall (September–December): June 1

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  does not accept applications that are postmarked after these deadlines, nor do it notifies applicants of receiving these materials.

 

Useful Information:

The Guggenheim Museum Internship Program is designated by the US 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 US Government website.

 

Useful links:  

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM (PDF)

https://www.guggenheim.org/internships

For any questions or problems regarding the application process, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Contact Information:

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Internship Program

1071 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128-0173



For more information about programs, please see the Internship FAQ or read more about the internship experience, and direct any inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



edited by Michela Palocci

 

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