Internships

McDermott Internships

Made possible by the Eugene McDermott Education Fund.

The application period for the 20172018 McDermott Internship Program closed March 17, 2017. Staff has begun the process of reviewing all applications and selecting candidates for interviews. Applicants who pass this initial round will be contacted to schedule an interview in April, and final selections should be determined by mid- to late May, at which point all applicants will be notified. View our 2017-2018 McDermott Internship Flyer for details on this year's program.

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.

2017–2018 McDermott Internship

Application Process: Closed
Application Requirements: completed online form, personal statement, résumé, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation
Due: Friday, March 17, 2017
Openings: 9 paid intern positions in the Education and Curatorial Departments
Dates: August 28, 2017–May 28, 2018 for most positions
Compensation: Approximately $15,620–$23,180 depending on position

View our 2017-2018 McDermott Internship Flyer for full details, including complete descriptions of each position.

Center for Creative Connections Internships

The application period for the 2017 Center for Creative Connections Internship closed March 17, 2017. Staff has begun the process of reviewing all applications and selecting candidates for interviews. Applicants who pass this initial round will be contacted to schedule an interview in April, and a final selection will be determined by the end of the month. View our 2017 Center for Creative Connections Internship Flyer for details on this year's program.

The Dallas Museum of Art offers one paid summer internship in the Center for Creative Connections (C3), open to college students who are completing their degrees. Interns work closely with C3 staff to learn about the management of an interactive educational space, including strategies for visitor engagement and methods for evaluation.

2017 Center for Creative Connections Internship

Application Process: Closed
Application Requirements: completed online form, personal statement, résumé, and two letters of recommendation
Due: Friday, March 17, 2017
Openings: 1 paid intern position in the Education Department
Dates: June 6–August 19, 2017
Compensation: Approximately $3,300

View our 2017 Center for Creative Connections Flyer for full details.

Summer Art Camp Internships

The application period for the 2017 Summer Art Camp Internship closed March 17, 2017. Staff has begun the process of reviewing all applications and selecting candidates for interviews. Applicants who pass this initial round will be contacted to schedule an interview in April, and final selections should be determined by mid- to late May. View our 2017 Summer Art Camp Internship Flyer for details on this year's program.

The Dallas Museum of Art offers up to eight unpaid summer internship positions in the Education Department, 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.

2017 Summer Art Camp Internship

Application Process: Closed
Application Requirements: completed online form, personal statement, résumé, and two letters of recommendation
Due: Friday, March 17, 2017
Openings: 6–8 unpaid intern positions in the Education Department
Dates: June 5–August 4, 2017 (excluding the week of July 3, 2017)

View our 2017 Summer Art Camp Internship Flyer for full details.

Library Internships

The application period for the 2017-2018 Mayer Library Pollock Internship is closed.  

The Mayer Library at the Dallas Museum of Art is offering a paid, part-time, nine-month internship to a recent graduate or current student in library or information science with an interest in art librarianship to start in fall 2017. The Pollock Intern will gain practical experience in art museum library work, including cataloging, collection management, and public services.

2017-2018 Mayer Library Pollock Internship

Application Process: Closed
Application Requirements: completed online form, letter of interest, résumé, and contact information for three references
Due: Saturday, April 1, 2017, for priority consideration
Openings: 1 paid intern position in the Library
Dates: August 28, 2017–May 28, 2018

View the Library Internship page for full details.