The Albany Museum of Art offers part-time internships during both the summer and academic year.
The Museum seeks the following: B.A.- or M.A.-level students and recent graduates in Art/Art History, Museum Studies, Arts Administration, Arts Education and/or related fields OR current Highschool students in excellent academic standing for internships in:
- Special Events & Operations
- Education & Public Programs
- Collections & Exhibitions
- General Administration
AMA’s internship program offers unpaid internships, for which students may be eligible to earn academic credit. Credit programs are managed through individual academic institutions.
The AMA’s internship program provides students with a wide range of opportunities and experiences. Internship experiences may include researching artists, exhibitions, and programs, conducting market research, or writing press releases.
Interns may also engage in forums for developing workshops, tours, lectures, dialogues, symposia, curricula, performances and other interpretive public programs that cater to a variety of audiences.
- AMA does not provide travel, relocation or housing assistance for interns.
- Internship time commitments vary between minimum 8 hours per week to maximum 30 hours per week.
- Candidates applying for an internship must be currently enrolled in High school/college/university.
- Not all positions are offered year-round. Please indicate your top two preferred positions, availability will be discussed during your in-person interview.
To apply for an internship:
Applicant’s Letter of Interest
Include the following information:
- Your full name
- Phone and email contact information
- The institution your are attending and its location
- Your major (and minor, if applicable) area(s) of study
- Your expected date of graduation
- The period in which you would like to intern
- The department in which you would like to intern
- A description of what you hope to gain from the experience, what you feel you can contribute to the department for which you are
applying, and how this kind of experience might help enhance your education and career plans. Please indicate the department to which you are applying and state the reasons for your choice.
Two Letters of References
Each individual providing you a with reference should include:
- The name of the applicant who the reference is endorsing.
- The name of the reference writer, including his/her title and business/organization.
- The mailing address for the reference writer.
- Phone and email contact for the reference writer.
- The reference writer’s relationship to the applicant.
- The length of time and in what capacity the writer has known the applicant.
- Commentary on the applicant’s professional development.
- An assessment of the applicant’s ability, including strengths, weaknesses, and seriousness of purpose.
- How acceptance to this program would benefit the applicant and the Albany Museum of Art.
Where to apply
All letters should be attached as Word documents or PDFs to an email AMA Director of Education and Public Programming Annie Vanoteghem HERE.