Resources from External Sources
Fine Arts and Humanities
Most museums offer summer internship experiences, almost all are on a volunteer basis but some paid ones are available. First check the web pages of museums that interest you to determine if they accept summer interns and the process to follow to apply. Start early – even during the fall semester - as these opportunities are popular and fill up quickly. The same advice is applicable to students interested in newspaper internships or summer theater among others.
The following list includes a few examples of fine arts and humanities summer programs.
An opportunity for college undergraduates to learn about museum professions in New York City, through internships in museums and cultural institutions. The program seeks candidates with demonstrated financial need and encourages applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Fulbright Summer Institutes for U.S. Undergraduates
These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to go to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program. Participants in get the opportunity to experience an academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills. All travel and room and board expenses are covered.
Guggenheim Museum Summer Internships
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum offers a variety of internships for students of junior-year college level or above, recent graduates, graduate students, postgraduates, and mature professionals pursuing further experience in the arts within a host of different departments.
Holocaust Memorial Museum Internship Opportunities
Learn about the Holocaust and about Museum operations. Included are hands-on projects and opportunities to work with Holocaust scholars and Museum professionals to learn about their roles, responsibilities, and backgrounds.
Jacob's Pillow Summer Internship Program
By interning with Jacob's Pillow during the summer, students join a team of seasoned arts professionals and assist with projects pertaining to the Festival, The School, the Archives, and Community Programs. All internships offer invaluable training and mentorship towards your professional career in arts administration or production. Includes small stipend, housing and meals.
Lincoln Center Internships
Opportunities for students interested in careers in performing arts administration and related fields. These are unpaid internships.
New York Times Summer Internships
Summer internships to undergraduate and graduate college students who have decided on careers in journalism. Some internships are limited to seniors or graduate students; others also accept juniors. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. These are paid internships.
The Metropolitan Museum of Arts Internships
Offers both paid and unpaid internships.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center Summer Internships
SPAC looks for hard working, highly motivated individuals interested in business, journalism, and arts industries. They seek strong interpersonal skills, creative ideas, and can-do attitudes. It is crucial that interns are able to write clearly and concisely, multi-task, pay attention to detail and follow-through. There are unpaid internships.
Wolf Trap Summer Internships
The program is designed to provide meaningful hands-on training and experience in the areas of arts administration, education, and technical theatre. Internships offer the practical opportunity to become an integral member of the staff and to work side-by-side with professionals producing, promoting, and administering the full spectrum of the performing arts. Stipend provided.