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 will:
  • Gain dynamic, professional experience working under the guidance of staff mentors
  • Participate in a robust professional development series
  • Gain real-world experiences that will 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.
All internships are paid, part-time opportunities in the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. 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 Internships

The Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative (DAMLI) enables students from groups historically underrepresented in museum professions to explore careers in the arts. 

To be considered for a DAMLI internship, students should identify with one of the following communities including, but not limited to:
  • Individuals of Black or African American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, or Native American descent
  • Individuals of the LQBTQI+ community
  • Veterans
  • Individuals who identify as differently-abled
  • Priority may be given to residents 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)
All DAMLI internships are paid, flexible opportunities funded, in part, by a generous grant provided by the Ford Foundation and Walton Family Foundation.


How to Apply

All applications require PDF uploads of:
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official or unofficial transcripts
DAMLI applications require an additional short statement in response to the following prompt: In 500 words or less, please describe how you define diversity and address your commitment to representing diversity in museums and the visual arts.
Apply online here or below. Both internship opportunities share the same application. 


See Summer 2019 Internships


Apply Online


Additional Details

  • 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? Email Briauna Tutwiler, the Museum's higher education program coordinator, at