About the Internship Program
The New Orleans Museum of Art offers students the opportunity to gain valuable experience by serving as interns in different museum departments. The internship program is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students from colleges and universities with educational exposure to museum practices at NOMA.
NOMA also offers a distinct intern program for students of color. The Professional Pathways Internship is a paid opportunity available for students who attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
NOMA intern supervisors will work closely with interns to provide a positive and educational experience. Interns should expect that each position will include different projects and will also require assistance with daily organizational and preparatory tasks. Successful NOMA interns are self-motivated and can work in structured and unstructured environments.
The New Orleans Museum of Art offers internship opportunities in all museum departments. Internship availability varies, as placement opportunities are dependent upon departmental need each semester. Most internships are unpaid and subject to departmental need each semester, which will cause the internship to vary each semester.
Internships generally require a 14 week commitment during the academic year. Interns should expect to commit to working a minimum of seven to ten hours per week. Adjustments to the intern’s schedule can be decided between the intern and his or her supervisor. The intern is responsible for making appropriate arrangements with their school and internship coordinator to receive credit for internships.
Priority will be given to graduate students and undergraduate juniors and seniors who have an academic focus that corresponds with available positions. Internship positions require a minimum GPA of 2.75. Placements will also be determined according to applicants’ work experience, academic background, personal and professional interests, and future career goals.
Internship Application Priority Deadlines:
Summer 2020: Sunday, March 15, 2020
Fall 2020: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Spring 2021: Sunday, November 15, 2020
The following items must be submitted for applicants to be considered:
- Cover letter
- Resume with 2 references
- Most recent transcript
- NOMA Internship Application *please check back for Summer 2020 form in early January
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Select placement areas require a research-based writing sample. Please reference Internship Descriptions above.
Applicants will not be considered until all documents have been received. Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be considered only if internship positions remain available.
Documents and inquiries should be forwarded to:
Department of Learning & Engagement
Mail: P.O. Box 19123, New Orleans, LA 70179
Fax: (504) 658-4199