Paid Summer 2023 Internship for Graduate Student in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives

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December 18, 2022 to January 18, 2023
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
Archival Science, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Graduate Studies, Library and Information Science

Paid Summer 2023 Internship for Graduate Student in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives


The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives collects, preserves, and makes accessible for research corporate records of the Museum, and promotes an informed and enduring understanding of its institutional history.  Archives holdings date from 1870 to the 21st century, and document the Met's art collection, past exhibitions, curatorial practice, and administration. The summer 2023 intern will collaborate with staff archivists to preserve analog and digital Museum records and provide reference assistance to Museum staff and non-staff scholars. A special focus of the 2023 internship will be preservation imaging of historical news clipping scrapbooks from the early 20th century.  The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a graduate program in library/information science or archives management.


In addition to developing practical work skills through the Museum Archives departmental placement, the intern will participate in  The Museum Seminar (MuSe) Internship Program and interact directly with the Museum's diverse audience by conducting a gallery talk based on their area of expertise. MuSe interns train to lead their own public tours in the galleries and participate in a weekly seminar series on museum practice. 


Compensation is $17 per hour, plus $1,500 toward housing/travel to New York City (less applicable taxes and deductions).


The Met strongly encourages applications to the MuSe program from students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts.


For more information and to apply, click here.


DEADLINE: January 18, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. (ET). Please note: your recommendation letters must be submitted by this application deadline. We will not accept applications or recommendations after the deadline. 


The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status, and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Contact Info: 

Melissa Bowling, Archivist