The Phillips Collection is committed to bringing Duncan Phillips’s “intimate museum combined with an experiment station” into the work environment. The Phillips seeks to build its dedicated and creative team with new interns.
The Phillips Collection’s robust and competitive internship program provides critical support for the museum’s exhibitions and programming. Interns play a vital role in the museum’s work while gaining first-hand experience and mentorship in many aspects of arts and non-profit administration. In addition to working directly with staff in their departments, interns have the opportunity to connect with their peers and other museum staff during lunchtime sessions, staff meetings, and museum programs.
The paid internship program serves as a pipeline of future museum professionals from underrepresented populations and others who have experienced barriers to entry in the field. These unique opportunities make the pathway to museum employment more accessible to students as they pursue a career in the museum field. It is our aim to foster a professional community that reflects the breadth of our diverse society.
We value applicants from all backgrounds and perspectives who have great interest in the areas of:
- Academic Affairs
- Community Engagement
- DEAI (Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion)
- Digital Experience
- Director’s Office
- Human Resources
- Library and Archives
- Marketing and Communications
- Special Events
The Phillips seeks motivated people of all backgrounds—we value diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, gender expressions, and abilities.
The Phillips Collection internship program is open to junior and senior undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates. Applications are accepted for the summer, fall, and spring semesters. Interns receive complimentary guest admission to the museum (subject to availability), a 20% discount at the museum shop, a 10% discount in the café, and invitations to lectures and other special events.
Applications for fall 2023 internships have closed. Please check back for spring 2024 internships.
All required application materials must be submitted online as PDFs. In order to be considered for an internship, applicants must attach all required materials, including résumé, cover letter, transcripts, and one letter of recommendation. Referees may also send their letters directly to email@example.com.
The Phillips Collection is an equal opportunity employer of qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. All employment decisions and personnel actions are conducted without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, veteran status, personal appearance, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.