Academic Year Internships

The Jewish Museum is hosting paid part-time internships during the academic year for undergraduate and graduate students in the NYC area. Interns will work a flexible hybrid schedule, both remote and onsite at the Museum, for the equivalent of two days per week from October 2022 thru April 2023, with a winter break in late December / early January. The available department positions are listed below. In addition to the department-specific work, there will be scheduled programs in which interns will connect as a group and learn about work happening at the Museum in discussion with staff from various departments.

On the internship application form under "type of internship sought," please indicate to which department position you are applying.

Department: Curatorial Affairs / Publications / Registrar / Education, Public Programs
Reports to: Department Supervisors
FLSA Status: Paid Internship ($15/hour)
Schedule: October 24, 2022 - April 29, 2023; 14 hours per week

Responsibilities:

  • Curatorial: Research specific topics in art; organize visual material; create and maintain checklists and exhibition documents/presentations; assist with generation and editing of exhibition texts.
  • Publications: Assist with editorial work – preparing exhibition texts and exhibition catalogs – and rights clearance and management – working on copyright permissions, image gathering, and related tasks.
  • Registrar: Work with a team of registrars and collection specialists to assist with exhibition planning and logistics, object care, and records management.
  • Education, Public Programs: Assist with planning and implementation of public and academic programs for adult audiences, specifically at in-person events on select Thursday evenings. Work directly with the Assistant Director of Public Programs and Manager of Adult Programs on planning and ongoing research for future events, as well as in the growing areas of outreach to University audiences and Adult Studio Workshops.

General Responsibilities:

  • Completion of department work
  • Regular communication with department supervisor
  • Attend regularly scheduled programs for intern

Requirements:

  • Current university student (BA or MA level)
  • Resident of the NYC metropolitan area
  • Interest in museum work, art, and Jewish culture
  • Must have internet access and computer with camera

To apply, send resume, cover letter, and internship application to interns@thejm.org. Make sure to save your completed internship application PDF before sending.

Due to the Jewish Museum’s payroll parameters, applicants must have a Social Security number.

On the internship application form under "type of internship sought," please indicate to which department position you are applying.

Applications due: September 28, 2022

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.