Interns and Fellows

Graduate Internships in the Museum Profession

Graduate Curatorial Internships at the National Gallery of Art provide in-depth training for advanced PhD students and recent PhD recipients interested in gaining curatorial experience in a museum setting. Interns work with curators on permanent collection and exhibition projects and attend a weekly seminar that introduces the staff, departments, programs, and functions of the Gallery. The duties and responsibilities are comparable to those of curatorial assistants.

Graduate Curatorial Internships

Graduate Curatorial Internships at the National Gallery of Art provide in-depth training for advanced PhD students and recent PhD recipients interested in gaining curatorial experience in a museum setting. Interns work with curators on permanent collection and exhibition projects and attend a weekly seminar that introduces the staff, departments, programs, and functions of the Gallery. The duties and responsibilities are comparable to those of curatorial assistants.

Graduate Summer Internships

Since 1964 the National Gallery of Art has offered professional museum training to candidates from all backgrounds through a variety of internship programs. Nine-week summer internships provide opportunities to work on projects directed by a Gallery curator or department head. Biweekly museum seminars introduce interns to the broad spectrum of museum work, and to Gallery staff, departments, programs, and functions.

Graduate Unpaid Internships and Research Assistantships

Since 1964 the National Gallery of Art has offered professional museum training to candidates from all backgrounds through a variety of internship programs. In addition to the Gallery's paid internships and fellowships, a number of unpaid internships and research assistantships are available. Interns work in various Gallery departments, supervised by a curator or other department head. Interns contribute to ongoing Gallery projects and programs and are invited to participate in the weekly seminar that introduces the staff, departments, programs, and functions of the Gallery. Research assistants concentrate on specific projects and do not attend the weekly seminar.

Curatorial Fellowships

The Kress Interpretive Fellowship aims to cultivate students and young professionals interested in museum careers, focusing on curatorial and educational collaboration.

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 post-doctoral 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