McDermott Internships

Made possible by the Eugene McDermott Education Fund.

2017-2018 McDermott Internship

Applications for the 2017-2018 McDermott Internship Program will be open in January 2017. All details concerning the application process will be available here at that time. For details and descriptions of the 2016-2017 program, please view our 2016-2017 McDermott Internship Flyer.

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 program's start date 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’ rich cultural scene through performances, museum visits, and collection tours arranged by the Museum. Interns are also allowed to request $500 toward qualified professional development to be completed during their tenure.

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 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. Please refer to our host profile with International Arts & Artists for more information.

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

Summer Art Camp Internships

Applications for summer 2017 will be open in January 2017. All details concerning the application process will be available here at that time. For information on the 2016 program, please view our 2016 Summer Art Camp Internship Flyer.

The Dallas Museum of Art offers up to eight volunteer internship positions in Family, Access, and School Experiences during the summer months, open to college students who are completing their degrees. Interns work closely with art instructors to facilitate Summer Art Camp programs designed for children age 4–12 and teens age 13-18. Interns build hands-on teaching skills by helping to guide students in art-making projects, games, and sensory explorations.