Internship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in internship opportunities at MCASD. The most common internships offered each semester are Education, Registration,  Advancement, and Curatorial. Though interns are assigned to one area, we offer a unique learning experience whereby students will not only be mentored by their hosting manager, but they will also attend interactive breakout sessions hosted by various departments, will have access to attend the Museum’s public programming, be able to request one-on-one interviews with staff members, and will have lunch and a question-and-answer session with MCASD’s David C. Copley Director and CEO, Kathryn Kanjo.  

MCASD’s internships are a learning experience and are offered for academic credit. Internships are unpaid. They are available to students only, and candidacy must affiliated with an approved academic internship program with the school the student attends. Supporting documentation is required to participate in our program. 

Students must make their own arrangements for either public or private transportation and may need to commute to multiple locations. 

Application Process

The internship program runs each semester and applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. For candidacy consideration, students should submit a resume; a personalized cover letter outlining their interest in the program, what they hope to gain from the experience, and their dates and hours of availability; one letter of professional or academic reference; two writing samples; an unofficial transcript of records; and school documentation showing enrollment in an accredited internship program or other school-issued supporting documentation.

Students should submit their application materials to internships@mcasd.org, referencing the title of the internship for which they are applying.

Students may apply for more than one internship opening. Though MCASD will try to place selected students in their internship of choice, hosting managers will have access to review and consider all applicants and may reach out to students to discuss opportunities in other departments. Only those candidates who provide complete application material, including school documentation, and are available for the duration of the program will be considered for an internship. MCASD will not follow up with applicants for missing application documents.

MCASD will send all applicants a reply email confirming receipt of internship application material. If there is further interest in a student’s candidacy, MCASD will be in further contact with the student. All final candidates will be required to complete MCASD application forms, and all formal internships offers are contingent upon a candidate’s successful background checks.

December 4 – Deadline for submitting Spring/Winter internship applications

April 30 – Deadline for submitting Summer internship applications

October 25 – Deadline for submitting Fall internship applications

If your semester dates fall outside of these guidelines, please let us know. Internship start date is contingent on student's academic calendar.