The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is currently recruiting for an internship available in theExhibition Design Department for the 2019 spring semester (Tuesday, January 22 - Friday, April 12). Spring internships require a minimum commitment of 16 hours (2 days) per week, and a number of openings require a 3 or 4 day per week commitment. Guggenheim internships are available for-credit, though are also open to students and recent graduates not receiving academic credit but who wish to pursue practical training in a museum environment.
We are pleased to offer $500 stipends to all undergraduate-level students and $1,000 stipends to all graduate-level students who are accepted into our Spring 2019 program.
Application deadline for Spring 2019 internships is November 1, 2018 (postmark).
Candidates must be of junior-year college level or above to be considered.
Internship Program Description: The objective of the Internship Program is to offer practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts and museum fields. Interns gain a general knowledge and broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum, as well as specific skills related to a particular department's activities. Interns are assigned to a department based on their academic backgrounds, professional skills, interests, and career goals. Interns participate in the ongoing work of the department and complete specific projects or portions of larger departmental initiatives. The Museum Culture Seminar Program s an integral part of our Internship Program. The program includes field trips to sites such as auction houses, galleries, corporate collections, and other museums. Discussion with Guggenheim Museum staff from a range of departments and awareness of a range of museum-related issues is facilitated. A field trip outside of New York City is planned for the end of every session.
Exhibition Design Department Description: The Exhibition Design department is responsible for executing the design and implementation of exhibitions within the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright building in New York, and is heavily involved in design planning for exhibitions traveling between other Guggenheim locations as well as outside institutions domestically and abroad. The department is a repository for architectural information: museum drawings, models, and a library of artwork maquettes from the collection. The exhibition design team works closely with curators, conservators, fabricators, and others to determine the layout of exhibitions and design aspects necessary for display and protection of the artwork. Interns in this department usually come from an architectural background and must be fluent in 3D-imaging software such as CAD, Rhino, or Vectorworks. Please note: when applying, candidates should submit a design portfolio or small visual sample of work.
How to Apply: Prospective applicants please send cover letter, resume, Guggenheim application (found on web site), list of relevant coursework, academic writing sample, and two letters of recommendation via postal mail to: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Internship Program, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128-0173.
For more information, please visit our web site: http://www.guggenheim.org/internships
Prospective applicants please send cover letter, resume, Guggenheim application (found on web site), list of relevant coursework, academic writing sample, and two letters of recommendation via postal mail to:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Internship Program, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128-0173.
Please note: when applying, Exhibition Design candidates should submit a design portfolio or small visual sample of work.