Metropolitan Museum Fall- and Spring-Semester Internships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Current students and recent graduates can learn about museum practice and gain professional skills in a variety of fields through internships at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters during the academic year.
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.
The Met strongly encourages applications from students and recent graduates who identify as members of groups that are underrepresented in the museum field and the arts.
Interns commit to 140 hours during the ten-week program, usually scheduled on two days per week between Monday and Friday.
$2,380 for ten weeks, 14 hours per week
Interns’ work days are arranged on mutually convenient days for both the intern and supervisor. All interns must be available to participate in the internship program seminar on Fridays from 1 to 2 pm (EST), which counts towards the required hours.
Fall Internship Program dates: Third week of September through the first week of December (with one week off during the week of Thanksgiving)
Spring Internship Program dates: Second week of February through the last week of April (with one week off during the intern’s Spring Break)
Please apply using the online application. You will need to upload an unofficial transcript and a résumé describing your past experiences. Students applying for an internship in the Design Department will be asked to upload a portfolio.
We recommend that you review your application carefully before submitting, and perhaps ask one of your instructors or professors to look over your essay and/or résumé as well. If you are unsure about how to write a résumé, we suggest you contact the career services center at your college or university for guidance.
The Met also offers online information sessions each semester for students to learn more about our program. Find out about the next information session and sign up.