Internship Announcement: National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art  2019-2020 Paid Internships

The National Gallery of Art is pleased to announce 2019-2020 internship opportunities. We invite you to view current internship information, especially the differing requirements for each opportunity, on the web pages below. The application portal can be accessed from the web page for each internship.

The application deadline for all opportunities is January 12, 2019. Summer Interns are in residence from June 3, 2019 to August 2, 2019. Interns in the Museum Profession, Graduate Curatorial Interns, and John Wilmerding Interns in American Art and in Digital Interpretation are in residence between September 9, 2019 and May 8, 2020.

Summer Internships
For currently enrolled graduate students of all levels and those graduating in May or June 2019 with a relevant degree. Nine-week internships provide opportunities to work on projects directed by a Gallery curator or department head in all subject areas.

Graduate Curatorial Internships
For doctoral students who are in the advanced stage of their dissertations and to recent PhD recipients. Neither previous museum experience nor a stated goal of a museum career is required.

Internships in the Museum Profession
Preference is given to applicants who are enrolled in a graduate program or are recent MA, MS, MFA, or MLS graduates. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

John Wilmerding Internships
One internship in American art and one in digital interpretation provide institutional training to students interested in pursuing a museum career. Preference is given to applicants who are enrolled in a graduate program or are recent MA or MFA graduates.

For more information call (202) 842-6257, e-mail, or visit

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