Graduate students in the History of Art and Design benefit from the wealth of opportunities offered by the cultural institutions in New York City for their internships. Most students take an internship for credit and those who are in the Certificate of Museum Studies program do two internships at different museums or related institutions. As the following examples illustrate, internships offer students a firsthand look at the workings of major institutions.
Because of an internship at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, one of our graduate students in the MS/MS program decided that her career path was in collections management and registration. Another graduate student worked for the Curator of Photography at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and was involved in the early stages of organizing a contemporary photography exhibition. An internship at The New Museum of Contemporary Art provided one of our students with an alternative opportunity to explore contemporary art while spearheading many projects and working independently to implement them in the museum's Marketing and Communications division.
Recent internships have been completed at:
- Art in General
- Artists Space
- Asia Society Museum
- Brooklyn Academy of Music
- Brooklyn Arts Council
- Brooklyn Children's Museum
- Brooklyn Historical Society
- Brooklyn Museum of Art
- The Frick Collection Art Reference Library
- Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
- The Isamu Noguchi Foundation
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Museum of Biblical Art
- The Museum of Modern Art
- Neue Galerie
- The New Museum of Contemporary Art
- The New York Historical Society
- Printed Matter, Inc.
- P. S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
- Rubin Museum of Art
- Socrates Sculpture Park
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
- Whitney Museum of American Art
To enroll in History of Art Graduate Internship (HA 610) or History of Art Undergraduate Internship (HA 410), please contact History of Art & Design.
Dorothea Dietrich, Ph.D.
Gayle Rodda Kurtz, Ph.D.