The Met offers paid opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, to explore museum careers and gain professional experience during the summer.

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Departmental Placement

Each intern is placed in one of the Museum’s departments under the supervision of a full-time staff member. The Met has over forty department areas that host interns from a wide variety of academic backgrounds with an interest in art and museums. For example, someone studying communications might apply to intern in our External Affairs Department. Art history and humanities students gain valuable experience not only in our curatorial departments, but also in areas like Publications, Education, or Development. Studio art, design, or photography majors have thrived in areas like Digital, Design, or Education. Our Department of Scientific Research often welcomes students with a strong background in science.

Interns may also be placed at The Met Cloisters to work on education, library, or curatorial projects. These interns work onsite at The Met Cloisters and participate fully in orientation and all other intern activities and programs. If you have a specific interest in The Met Cloisters, be sure to select this museum area on your application.

Learn about the possible internship placement areas at The Met.

How to Apply

Apply using the online application.
Application deadline: January 19, 2022, 5 pm (ET)
Notification: by the end of April 2022

The application will ask you to select which internships interest you: a part-time internship, a MuSe Program ten-week internship, or a MuSe Program long-term internship. You may apply for any and all of these internships with the same application.

The application requires:

  • Short essay responses
  • An unofficial transcript
  • A résumé describing any work or extracurricular experiences
  • For Design Department candidates, a PDF portfolio or link to an online portfolio
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a professor or instructor who knows you in an academic context


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