Center Internship in Research and Programs

Internships at the Phillips


The Phillips Collection's Internship program is open to full-time undergraduate students, full-time graduate students, and recent graduates. The purpose of the internship program is to offer students and recent graduates meaningful work, educational experiences, and real-life practice in their fields of academic study and/or interest.

The Center Internship in Research and Programs involves a considerable amount of research on modern and contemporary art related to planning, exhibitions, and programming, as well as experience working events organized by the Center for the Study of Modern Art.

Duration: Eight continuous weeks and at least 20 hours per week is preferred. Internship length and schedule may vary depending on the needs of the department.

Academic Credit: Depending on the nature of the internship and approval of the student's college or university, academic credit may be granted for internships. Student applicants should consult their academic advisor for additional information.

*Application deadline dates are as follows:
Spring Internship:        December 1
Summer Internship:     April 1
Fall Internship:             July 31

 * Dates are subject to change.

Please submit a résumé, letter of interest, two letters of recommendation, and complete transcripts.

(include but are not limited to):

  • Assisting with day-to-day public programming operations.
  • Researching modern and contemporary artists, topics, and issues relevant to programming and center initiatives.
  • Completing data entry.
  • Assisting with report-writing and other clerical assignments.
  • Assisting at evening events such as Conversations with Artists and Duncan Phillips Lectures.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.
  • Enrollment in a Fine Arts or Art History degree program or recent completion of such degree.
  • Interest in contemporary art and familiarity with contemporary art platforms is ideal.
  • Knowledge of 19th and 20th century American and European art preferred.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Strong organizational and computer abilities; proficiency in Microsoft Office; working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite preferred but not required.
  • Experience and comfort in interacting with public.

Gallery Educators, Volunteers, Interns, and Temporaries are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Complimentary guest admission to museum (subject to availability)
  • 20% discount at Museum Shop
  • 10% discount at Museum Café
  • Invitations to seminars, lectures, and special events

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