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Whitney Museum Summer Internship

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Deadline for submission is February 1, 2018 (11:59 PM).

The Whitney’s summer internship is a full-time, paid, nine-week session primarily for undergraduate students. It includes training, direct work experience, professional development, and a mentorship program that connects interns with key Whitney staff.

The 2018 summer internship runs from Monday, June 4 through Friday, August 3. Participants are expected to be available Monday through Friday for nine consecutive weeks, five days per week.


  • $5,000 stipend for full participation
  • Interns are assigned to a specific museum department for the duration
  • Weekly speaker series featuring curators and other museum professionals
  • Field trips to other cultural institutions
  • Interns spend a portion of their time working with Museum visitors
  • Interns are partnered with a mentor
  • Free admission to most New York City museums, regular employee discounts at the Museum restaurants and retail store as well as invitations to exhibition openings


  • Priority consideration is given to rising juniors and seniors at accredited undergraduate programs
  • Applicants must have completed a minimum of two years of academic coursework (freshmen are not eligible)
  • Certain positions may require graduate-level training and/or professional experience, noted in the department descriptions


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