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 from all races, cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender expressions.


Phoenix Art Museum offers paid, part-time internships in spring, summer, and fall sessions. We welcome applications from students enrolled in community colleges, universities, graduate programs, and recent graduates (within 12 months of graduation date).

DAMLI Internships

Starting in Summer 2018, Phoenix Art Museum is excited to offer Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative (DAMLI) Internships, funded in part by the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation. This program aims to increase the diversity of students considering and entering into museum careers.    

To be considered for a DAMLI internship students must meet 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).
  • Complete the additional steps listed on the online internship application.


Applications for all Summer 2018 internships are due by 11:59 pm (MST), Friday, March 16, 2018.


Learn about all Summer 2018 internship offerings


Apply online


Interested in the DAMLI Curatorial Fellowship? Applications will be available soon on our Careers page!


  • 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 Jennifer Adams, the Museum's higher education program coordinator, at