Intern at TMA

Learn how a museum really works, create valuable art world connections, and gain professional mentors with a Taubman Museum of Art internship.

Interns work closely with a Taubman Museum of Art professional on projects connected to the Museum’s collections, exhibitions or operations. Interns are assigned based on experience and academic training and departmental need and availability.

Internships begin with an overview of Museum operations and provide hands-on experience through projects in different Museum departments. Hours and length of internships vary. Internships are unpaid, but interns can earn credit through their academic institution. Knowledge of art and art history is preferred but not required.

Internships are offered in most Taubman Museum of Art departments, including arts management, curatorial, development, education, graphic design, PR/marketing, special events, and visitor engagement.

Available Internships

Fall Semester: Sep-Dec (8-12 hour weekly commitment)
Fall Program Deadline: August 15 

Spring Semester: Feb-May (8-12 hourly weekly commitment)
Spring Program Deadline: January 15

Summer Semester: May-Aug (24-40 hour weekly commitment highly preferred)
Summer Program Deadline: May 6

To apply, applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed application form available for download here or fill out the online form.
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • Writing sample (only for those applicants interested in the curatorial and marketing areas)

Please email all materials to Katrina King at