The ICA invites full-time rising college juniors and seniors to apply for this paid, nine-week internship within the Curatorial Department. The Curatorial Intern will provide critical research support for the development of a publication to accompany a major exhibition. The intern would participate in every aspect of making a book for a museum, from supporting the writing of essays, to sourcing images and receiving rights to reproduce them. A secondary project will be to continue a long-term publications project, to account for the books the institute has made over its nearly 85-year history. This internship provides a student with a better understanding of the ICA’s continued commitment to producing scholarly publications on contemporary art.


  • Provide critical research support for the development of a major publication 
  • Source and track images; secure rights to reproduce 
  • Learn about every aspect of producing an exhibition catalogue
  • Support a long-term publications project to document the museum’s publications history
  • Research out of print catalogues and correspond with authors to receive rights to include their essays on the website as a scholarly resource
  • Support long-term exhibition research as needed
  • Participate as an active member of the Curatorial Department by attending meetings and openings
  • Learn about and observe every aspect of Curatorial Department operations


  • Must be detail oriented with excellent organizational and written communication skills
  • Background in studio art or art history desired
  • Must be able to conduct research and work both independently and collaboratively

Interested applicants should review application details and apply to

The ICA is located at 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA and is accessible by public transportation (Red and Silver Line).

The ICA is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment. Qualified candidates from groups historically underrepresented in the museum professions are strongly encouraged to apply. The ICA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an EOE/AA employer dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices.