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Sunday, March 31, 2024 10:21 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Summer 2024 Internship -- Archives and Library

(March 31, 2024)

Position Title - Summer 2024 Internship -- Archives and Library

Supervisor Title (All student, intern, and volunteer position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Head of Archives Services and Head of Library Services

Position Type - Paid Internship

Does this position satisfy requirements for course credits? - Yes

Hourly wage range - $18- $25

About the Summer Internship Program

The Summer Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students and beginning professionals with practical experience in a specific area of museum work at The Museum of Modern Art. Each Tuesday, interns participate in professional development activities designed to increase understanding of the Museum’s various collections, exhibitions, and departments. The Museum hosts approximately 25 interns per season in just about every department. Participants may arrange for academic credit through their school, but it is not a requirement.

MoMA Summer 2024 internships require a commitment of four days per week. The schedule is Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. One must have a minimum of two years of college completed (or equivalent) by June 2024 in order to apply.

All summer applications are due on Wednesday, April 10 by 11:59 PM EST.


Ten weeks

Summer 2024 term:

June 10—August 15

Application deadline:

April 10, 2024

Decision notification:

May 10, 2024



Department Projects & Tasks

The intern will work on several Archives and Library projects. In the archives, activities will include Photographic Archive Processing (re-housing photographs, folder inventories, etc.); Scan on Demand Assistance (creation of PDF scans of archival materials to attach to online finding aids) and data cleanup projects. In the library, activities will involve assisting with public services, shelf reading and collection maintenance, and rehousing projects.

Department Requirements

Art history background/coursework; interest in the archival profession; attention to detail; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to work independently and on a team. Foreign language knowledge is a plus. Anyone starting or considering a Master's of Library Science degree may be particularly interested.

Applicants must apply through the Museum's recruitment portal or via LinkedIn.


1. Essay There is one required essay, which should be no longer than 750 words. Please answer the following prompt, and attach it as a PDF or a Word file: Why are you interested in participating in an internship at The Museum of Modern Art? 2. Résumé / curriculum vitae. 3. Transcript Attach transcripts of undergraduate and graduate records. We accept either official or unofficial transcripts.

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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