Exhibition Design Internship - Academic Year 2024–2025

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Mon, Jun 24 '24Posted on:
$18 hourly Pay:

Position/Title: Intern 

Position Type: Part-time, approx. 20 hours per week, for 20 weeks (two consecutive 10-week periods) 

Internship Period:  

Fall term: Monday, October 7, to Friday, December 13, 2024 

Winter recess: December 16, 2024, to January 10, 2025  

Spring term: Monday, January 13, to Friday, March 21, 2025  

Compensation: $18 per hour 
Application Deadline: Friday, July 5, 2024, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time 

The Guggenheim is committed to supporting the aspirations of early career arts professionals. In support of our Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion plan, the paid Guggenheim Museum Internship Program creates paths that lead to a more inclusive and diverse institution and arts field. The program provides practical training experience to undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in the arts and museum fields. Interns are assigned to one department for the duration of the program based on their academic background and interests and will gain a broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum as well as specific knowledge and skills related to departmental responsibilities. Under the supervision of designated staff members, interns work independently on projects, attend group meetings, and participate in ongoing conversations and processes within their department. 

Department Placements 

For the Academic Year 2024–25, twelve internship positions are available in the following departments: Advancement (two positions: Individual Giving and Special Events), Culture and Inclusion, Curatorial (three positions: contemporary art, Abu Dhabi Project, and modernist art), Education (two positions: School, Youth, and Family Programs and Academic Engagement), Exhibition Design, Library and Archives, Social Media, and Publications.   

For a full list of departments, see: Please note that not all departments offer internships every cycle. 

Internship Description 

The Academic Year 2024–2025 Internship Program will be hybrid, meaning interns will be expected to work on-site a minimum of two days per week, Monday through Thursday. The program will begin on Monday, October 7, 2024, and end on Friday, March 21, 2025, with a winter break from December 16, 2024, to January 10, 2025. The Academic Year internship requires a commitment of 20 hours per week for the full 20 weeks, and participants are expected to be available on Fridays from 10 am–12 pm, for Museum Culture Seminars. Museum Culture Seminars are mandatory weekly professional development meetings that bring together interns from different departments to connect and learn from one another. Museum Culture Seminars will be held at the museum and include presentations by Guggenheim Museum staff and other arts professionals, as well as discussions of current issues and trends within the field. They may also include the opportunity for field trips to other institutions.  

Applicants must have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies to apply. Priority is given to rising juniors or seniors in undergraduate programs and to graduate students. Recent graduates are also welcome to apply. Applicants do not need an art history background or previous internship experience to apply for this position. The museum welcomes candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.  


The Academic Year 2024–2025 Internship Program is a paid opportunity. The Guggenheim Museum is pleased to offer interns $18 per hour for their participation in the program.  


All applications must be submitted by Friday, July 5, 2024, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. 

Following an initial review of the applications, selected candidates will be contacted for an interview on Zoom by August 16. If you have not heard back by that date, you have not been considered as a finalist for the Academic Year 2024–2025 cohort. For any questions, please email [email protected]

The Guggenheim is dedicating itself to creating paths that lead to a more inclusive and diverse institution. We encourage inquiries from applicants who will reflect the plurality of our culture and our global audience. The Guggenheim does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin or disability status. 


Application Process 

Please visit our Careers Page ( to apply for an internship and select the top two departments of interest. In addition to completing the online form, applicants are asked to submit the following materials: 

  • Resume 

  • Cover letter, including an explanation of your interest in two specific departments and a description of how this internship would enhance your professional and academic goals 

  • Writing sample (3–5 pages), if you are applying to departments not requiring a portfolio 

  • Portfolio (website or PDF), if applying to Exhibition Design  

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