Graduate Interns and Fellows

Graduate Internships

The Gallery offers paid and unpaid internship opportunities for graduate-level students interested in careers in art museums. Interns are placed in departments where they work closely with mentors on special and ongoing projects. This is an international program and is open to candidates from all backgrounds.

Curatorial Fellowships

The postdoctoral fellowship program provides curatorial training and supports scholarly research related to the collections of the National Gallery of Art. Fellows are fully integrated into one of the Gallery's curatorial departments and are exposed to the full range of curatorial work.

Conservation Fellowships

Since 1983 the conservation division has offered fellowships that have enabled graduates of conservation programs to participate in the Gallery's mission to care for the collections. The program allows novice conservators to practice and refine their skills through the examination and treatment of works of art.

CASVA Fellowships

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts is a research institute that fosters study of the production, use, and cultural meaning of art, artifacts, architecture, and urbanism, from prehistoric times to the present. The resident community of scholars includes pre- and postdoctoral fellows, senior and visiting fellows, and research associates.

Contact Us

For questions about graduate internships or curatorial fellowships:

Department of Academic Programs
Division of Education
National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785
intern@nga.gov

(202) 842-6257

For questions about conservation fellowships:

Michael Skalka, Conservation Administrator
Conservation Division
National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785
dcl@nga.gov

For questions about CASVA fellowships:

Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, Maryland 20785
Telephone: (202) 842-6482
Fax: (202) 789-3026