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Whitney Museum of American Art Summer Internship Program, 2020

The Whitney’s Museum of American Art is inviting applicants for the Summer Internship Program for the academic year 2020-21. Whitney’s intern program offers training and direct experience working in one of New York City‡s most exciting museums.

The Whitney‡s summer internship is a full-time, paid, nine-week session primarily for undergraduate students. The program includes training, direct work experience, professional development, and a mentorship program that connects interns with key Whitney staff.


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  • Field of Internship: Administrations, Communications, Curatorial, Development, Digital Media, Education, Exhibitions and Collections Management, Finance and Treasury, Graphic Design, Information Technology, Library, Marketing, Publications and Registration
  • Course Level: Internship
  • Internship Provider: Whitney Museum of American Art
  • An internship can be taken in the USA


  • Priority consideration is given to rising juniors and seniors at accredited undergraduate programs
  • Students must have completed two years of academic course work by the time the internship program begins.  Rising juniors, seniors and graduating seniors will be considered.
  • Certain positions may require graduate-level training and/or professional experience, noted in the department descriptions.

Internship Open for International Students: No

How to Apply: Applicants can submit their internship application to  99 Gansevoort Street New York, NY 10014 or e-mail it to [email protected]


  • $5,000 stipend for full participation
  • Interns are assigned to a specific museum department for the duration
  • Weekly speaker series featuring curators and other museum professionals
  • Field trips to other cultural institutions
  • Interns spend a portion of their time working with Museum visitors
  • Interns are partnered with a mentor
  • Free admission to most New York City museums, regular employee discounts at the Museum restaurants and retail store as well as invitations to exhibition openings.

Internship Application Deadline: Application will open November 15, 2021, and closes on  January 27, 2020

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