Internships

McDermott Internships

Made possible by the Eugene McDermott Education Fund

Each year the Dallas Museum of Art offers nine paid internship positions—four in the Museum’s Education Department and five in the Curatorial Department—open to individuals who have completed undergraduate or graduate degrees prior to the start date of the program and are interested in exploring museum careers.

Established in 1974, the McDermott Internship Program allows Interns to work closely with staff throughout the Museum and provides opportunities for individual contributions, resulting in an in-depth and well-rounded perspective on museum work. In addition to their daily Museum duties that comprise a full time work week, McDermott Interns are also able to explore Dallas’s rich cultural scene through performances, museum visits, and collection tours arranged by the Museum. Interns are also able to request $500 toward qualified professional development to be completed during their tenure.

2015-2016 McDermott Internship

Applications for the 2015-2016 McDermott Internship Program are being accepted from January 30, 2015 through March 13, 2015. View the 2015-2016 McDermott Internship Flyer for complete information and descriptions of positions available this year.

Please complete and submit all required materials through our fully digital online McDermott Internship Application Form. Three letters of recommendation must also be submitted directly from the recommender through our McDermott Internship Recommendation Form.

International applicants are invited to apply, but note that we require proof of eligibility to work in the United States before the first day of the program (September 8, 2015), and we are unable to provide any assistance regarding paperwork or fees associated with obtaining such eligibility. This may include such commonly obtained documents as a Social Security card and current state driver’s license; a valid U.S. passport; or a valid visa that will not expire before the termination date of the Internship and the ability to obtain a Social Security number once you arrive in the United States. View our host profile on International Arts & Artists for more information.

If you have any additional questions about the McDermott Internship Program, please e-mail us.

Summer Art Camp Internships

The Dallas Museum of Art offers five unpaid internship positions in Family, Access, and School Experiences during the summer months. Interns work closely with art instructors to facilitate Summer Art Camp programs designed for children age 4–12. Interns build hands-on teaching skills by helping to guide students in gallery activities, art-making projects, games, and sensory explorations.

Applications for summer 2015 are being accepted from January 30, 2015 through March 13, 2015. View the 2015 Summer Art Camp Internship Flyer for complete details on this year's program.

Please complete and submit all required materials through our fully digital online Summer Art Camp Internship Application Form. Two letters of recommendation must also be submitted directly from the recommender through our Summer Art Camp Internship Recommendation Form.

If you have any additional questions about our Summer Internships, please e-mail us.

AAMD/UNCF Museum Diversity Initiative Fellow

The DMA will host a 2015 AAMD/UNCF Museum Diversity Initiative Fellow on-site for the Fall 2015 semester. The online application will be available through UNCF in the upcoming months.