For scholars, the National Gallery of Art offers internships in various departments, and fellowships to pursue independent research. For teen and adult volunteers, the Gallery offers exciting opportunities to help visitors enjoy the nation's artistic treasures. Choose a category to view details, eligibility requirements, terms, and application materials for each position.



There are approximately 1,000 employees working at the National Gallery. While many positions require a background in art history or design, there are numerous other positions for employees involved with aspects of the museum's daily operations.

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Interns & Fellows


From archives to art history, education to exhibition design, the Gallery offers exciting opportunities to explore museum professions. Learn how to apply for internships and fellowships. Make your mark and contribute to the work of one of the nation's best-known art museums.

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Volunteers advance the Gallery's mission every day. Docents lead tours, information desk staffers assist visitors, and students support the education department, among other volunteer opportunities.

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The vast majority of jobs for which we are currently recruiting may be found on the USAJOBS website maintained by the Office of Personnel Management. When applying for National Gallery jobs listed on USAJOBS, applicants must follow the "How to Apply" section and submit all of the supporting documents through the on-line application process as described in the job opportunity announcement.

Contact Us

For questions about a specific job listed on USAJOBS, please contact:

Staffing Unit
Personnel Office
E-mail: staffing@nga.gov
Phone: (202) 842-6282

The Gallery's Personnel Office is open to the general public Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

National Gallery of Art
601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
South Building
Washington, DC 20004

Public Transportation
The nearest Metro stops are Judiciary Square on the Red Line and Archives–Navy Memorial–Penn Quarter on the Yellow/Green Lines. Please see the area map on this Web site.