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Howard University Undergraduate Internship


Over the course of the two-year internship, participants will receive an introduction to art history and research methodologies and gain insights into museum work. Through seminars, mentoring, and departmental projects (both at the National Gallery and the Howard University Gallery of Art), interns will be exposed to various museum careers, including curating, conservation, research, archival work, and library services. There will be an emphasis on professional and transferrable skills, as well as on fostering a lifelong appreciation for the arts and humanities.

Program Highlights

  • Participate in a weekly seminar providing an introduction to topics in art history and museum studies, as well as focusing on intern professional development and skill building
  • Meet with staff from various departments across the National Gallery of Art to learn about their work
  • Benefit from a mentorship structure that fosters belonging, support, and network building
  • Participate in meaningful work on departmental projects
  • Contribute to ongoing museum initiatives and programming
  • Join the Center and National Gallery community


Interns commit to participation over two academic years, including summers, starting fall 2022. The program will be part-time during the fall and spring semesters (10 hours per week) and full-time during the summers (40 hours per week). Below is the schedule for the first year, though exact dates are subject to change:

Fall 2022: September 12–November 18 
Spring 2023: January 30–April 14 
Summer 2023: June 12–August 11


Each intern will receive a stipend of $24,000 over a period of two years that is subject to all applicable taxes. In addition interns will receive commuting benefits and childcare allowances.


Internships are available to freshmen and sophomore undergraduate students currently enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program at Howard University. We welcome students from all majors and disciplines to apply and do not require previous museum experience or art history coursework.


All candidates must submit an online application on or before March 15, 2022. We will not accept applications or related materials submitted via email, in hardcopy, or in person. The application portal will open mid-January 2022. Additional application information and requirements will become available fall 2021.

Contact Us:
(202) 842-6480
[email protected]

2000 South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785

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