Skip to Main Content

Employment Opportunities

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

We offer museum-wide internships and fellowships, as well as fellowships to pursue independent research. For teen and adult volunteers, we offer exciting opportunities to help visitors enjoy the nation's artistic treasures. Learn more below about positions, eligibility requirements, terms, and application materials available throughout the museum. Learn more about working here


The National Gallery offers a variety of graduate-level opportunities to students who intend to pursue careers in fields related to the visual arts. The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts supports a resident community of scholars who are conducting research in the field. Learn about available fellowships opportunities.


Since 1964, the National Gallery of Art has offered professional museum training to candidates from all backgrounds through a variety of internship programs. Our interns are placed in departments where they work closely with staff on special and ongoing projects, gaining hands-on experience in museum operations, curatorial practices, art conservation, and more. This international program is open to candidates from diverse backgrounds, aiming to cultivate a new generation of art professionals.

Contact Us

Internships & Fellowships

For questions about graduate internships or curatorial fellowships: Department of Academic Programs, Division of Education [email protected]

Apply Online

Conservation Fellowships

For questions about conservation fellowships: Conservation Division [email protected]

Center Fellowships & Internships

For questions about Center fellowships and internships: Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts [email protected]

Apply Online

Related Resources