The ICA’s Internship Program invites qualified individuals in undergraduate and graduate programs to explore museum careers in an educational internship setting. Interns participate in museum events and support departments with research and data management and other projects while getting to know the daily activities that make the ICA an exciting and innovative museum. Paid part-time internships are available for Fall and Spring semesters. Please refer to specific department descriptions for internship availability. 

Join the ICA as an intern and explore museum work:

  • Gain an understanding of the day-to-day work that supports a contemporary art institution
  • Work and learn directly from professionals experienced in a museum setting
  • Participate in educational seminars designed to educate interns of all areas within the museum
  • Enjoy intern benefits: free ICA admission, discounted or free admission to New England area museums, ICA store discount, free or discounted admission to selected ICA events
  • Keep in touch! After your internship, drop us a note at internships@icaboston.org and let us know what you’ve been up to.

APPLICATION PROCESS

You may apply for an upcoming internship at any time; applications will be reviewed starting on the following dates and on a rolling basis thereafter:

Spring: November 1
Summer: March 1
Fall: August 1

To apply, please submit the following documents to internships@icaboston.org:

  • Current resume
  • Completed application (available in PDF format or Word format), including statement of interest
  • Two professional references available to be contacted

Applicants are encouraged to obtain school credit for their internship when available; the ICA will work with universities to ensure proper credit for the internship. Questions regarding our internships, selection process, and qualifications should be emailed to internships@icaboston.org. Please include specific internship of interest in your cover letter and subject line.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTIONS

Descriptions below provide an overview of the internships available by department. Specific projects or opportunities may be discussed in greater detail in an interview.

Curatorial Intern 
The ICA invites applicants for our Curatorial Internship program. This paid, part-time position offers the opportunity to gain knowledge about contemporary art museums from an inside view. The intern will work in a small and fast-paced curatorial department, acquiring knowledge about contemporary art, the roles and responsibilities of various positions, and best museum practices while receiving individualized mentorship. The Intern will assist with day-to-day administrative tasks, including filing, correspondence, preparation for department presentations, and managing exhibition checklists, as well as research and writing. Knowledge of and interest in contemporary art strongly preferred. Candidates should be familiar with Microsoft office suite and able to carry out research and work independently. Qualified candidates from groups historically underrepresented in the curatorial and museum professions are strongly encouraged to apply.

Fall 2019 Digital Content and Membership Intern
The ICA invites applicants for a Digital Content and Membership Intern. This paid, 2-day-per-week internship within the External Relations department offers the opportunity to gain knowledge about museums and contemporary art from an inside view. The intern will work 15 hours a week in a small and fast-paced department, acquiring knowledge about museum communications, digital platforms, membership management, and various roles and responsibilities within museums while receiving individualized mentorship. The Intern will assist with day-to-day administrative and creative tasks, including social media production and management, digital asset management, membership fulfillment processing, and membership customer service, as well as research and writing. Strong verbal and visual communication skills required; experience with social media, journalism, photo editing, and/or content management systems preferred. Candidates should be familiar with Microsoft Office suite and able to carry out research and work independently. Qualified candidates from groups historically underrepresented in the curatorial and museum professions are strongly encouraged to apply.