Program Information

The internship program at Phoenix Art Museum provides current undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates, with opportunities to work on projects directed by Museum staff. Interns are introduced to the broad spectrum of museum work and to Museum staff, departments, programs and operations. Internships are offered in three sessions per year, Spring, Summer and Fall. Summer interns generally work 20 hours per week; schedules may vary slightly to accommodate departmental needs. The summer internship session begins in early June and lasts for eight weeks, for a total of at least 160 work hours. Fall/Spring semester and special-project interns' schedules vary according to the internship position and to accommodate class schedules, but total at least 120 work hours.

Unless otherwise noted ALL internships at Phoenix Art Museum are performed on a volunteer basis. Museum staff members aid in the intern’s pursuit of academic credit, if applicable. All interns receive a one-year membership at Phoenix Art Museum. 

Fall Internships are now available. Fall Internship opportunities:  

  • Curatorial - Fashion Design
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Education - Public Programs (stipend available)
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Preparator

View internship descriptions here.

We are currently experiencing technical issues with the online application. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please send all application materials directly to christian.adame@phxart.org indicating which internship you are applying for in the email subject line. Application materials include:

  • a cover letter stating why you are qualified for the internship you're applying for (500 words max)
  • a current resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation

All above materials should be formatted as PDFS. We also ask transcripts be mailed to the museum, addressed to "Internships." If you have any questions, please email christian.adame@phxart.org.

Tips

  • Transcripts will still need to be mailed separately. Please have transcripts ready prior to completing the online application. If needed, unofficial transcripts will be accepted.
  • Candidates may submit only one application per session.
  • Incomplete or late applications are not considered.
  • Internship selection is competitive, and is based on academic standing, letters of recommendation, personal statement; and required interview.
  • All applicants are notified of the Museum's decision to offer or decline an internship within one month of the respective application deadline.
  • Questions? Email the Museum's Education Department at christian.adame@phxart.org.