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 2023 thru May 2024, including a winter break and flexible scheduling around other holidays. 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.

Reports to: Department Supervisors
Date posted: August 14, 2023
FLSA Status: Paid Internship
Schedule: 14 hrs per week


  • Completion of department work
  • Regular communication and meetings with department supervisor
  • Attend regularly scheduled programs for interns


  • 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 Make sure to save your completed internship application PDF before sending.

All interns must have valid U.S. work authorization.


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


-Collections Management: Conduct research for objects in the collection, recording cataloging and data-cleanup in the Museum's collections database, The Museum System (TMS); update and edit metadata; help identify and tag works in the collection with searchable keywords.

-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.

-Development: Focus on a special research project on the history of the Jewish Museum, the Warburg family, and the Warburg Mansion (home of the Museum); general research and support across the Development Department; and learn about various museum fundraising strategies.

-Public Programs: Assist with planning and implementation of public and academic programs for adult audiences, including in-person events on select Thursday evenings; learn about museum teaching; help with research and outreach for exhibition programs.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.