Internship Program

Phoenix Art Museum’s internship program fosters the next generation of museum professionals through paid, hands-on job training for undergraduate and graduate students. Interns gain dynamic, professional experience working under the guidance of staff mentors and participate in a robust professional development series. These real-world experiences prepare interns to enter the job market with confidence.

Phoenix Art Museum is committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from talented individuals of all races, cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender expressions.

Phoenix Art Museum Internships + DAMLI Internships

All internships are paid, part-time opportunities in the spring, summer, and fall. We welcome applications from students enrolled in community colleges, universities, graduate programs, and recent graduates (within 12 months of graduation date). 
Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative (DAMLI) Internships are funded, in part, by a generous grant provided by the Ford Foundation and Walton Family Foundation. This program exposes students from groups historically underrepresented in museum professions to careers in the arts. 
To be considered for a DAMLI internship students must satisfy the following requirements:
  • Culturally identify with a group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations including, but not limited to, individuals of Black or African American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, or Native American descent.
  • Be a resident of Arizona attending college either in-state or out-of-state, or Arizona residents who recently graduated from an in-state or out-of-state college (within 12 months of graduation date).

How to Apply

All applications require PDF uploads of:
  • resume
  • personal statement
  • two letters of recommendation
  • unofficial transcripts

Apply online here or below. Both internship opportunities share the same application. 

Interested in the DAMLI Curatorial Fellowship? Applications are available on our Careers page! DAMLI applications require additional materials – follow directions on the application.


Learn about all Spring 2019 internship offerings


Apply online



  • Students can submit applications for both regular and DAMLI internships.
  • Internships are project-based and span all departments.
  • Internships are open to all majors.
  • Internships are part-time (160 total work hours) and offered three sessions per year: Spring, Summer, and Fall.
  • All interns receive a one-year membership at Phoenix Art Museum.


Questions about internships? Email Briana Tutwiler, the Museum's higher education program coordinator, at