The Whitney’s paid Academic Year Fall Internship program offers a semester long internship for undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited academic program. For Fall 2021, interns will commit from 16 to 21 hours per week for 10 to 12 weeks for a total of 200 hours. The decision as to whether or not the internship will be virtual or hybrid as not been determined.
Please review the department descriptions and refer to the list of departments requesting interns on the application tab—not all departments will be taking interns for the Fall semester.
- $3,000 stipend (200 hour requirement for the semester)
- Interns are assigned to a specific museum department for the duration
- Monthly speaker series featuring museum professionals from across the Museum
- Interns are eligible for course credit
- Undergraduates and graduates currently enrolled in accredited academic programs are eligible.
- Applicants must have completed a minimum of two years of academic course work. Freshmen are not eligible.
- Certain positions may require graduate-level training and/or professional experience, noted in the department descriptions.
- While a demonstrated interest in art and art history is preferred, students in all majors are encouraged to apply.
- Previous museum experience is not required.
Instructions for Application
- RESUME Use the following naming convention when uploading your resume: LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_RESUME.pdf
- COVER LETTER Reflect upon how the Whitney’s mission connects to your background and life experience, address your reasons for applying to the internship program, and describe what you hope to gain by this experience.
- GRAPHIC DESIGN Portfolio is required. Please upload to the application.
In order to apply, please complete an application located on the Museum’s website: https://whitney.org/About/JobPostings
The deadline for submissions is: August 16, 2021, and the internship will begin the week of September 27,2021.
About the Whitney
The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.
The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.