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 while getting to know the daily activities that make the ICA an exciting and innovative museum. Part-time internships are available for the winter/spring, summer, and fall semesters for school credit only. Please refer to specific department descriptions for internship availability.
 

Available Internships

Descriptions below provide an overview of the internships of each department. Specific projects and opportunities are discussed in detail in an interview.

Curatorial Intern

Over the course of the internship, Curatorial interns learn about the many responsibilities of a curatorial team while participating in research for upcoming shows, participate in exhibition development. Intern will also respond to standard department inquiries via mail and email, which includes artist inquiries, submissions, and traveling exhibition proposals, assist with day-to-day administrative tasks, including filing, and preparation for department presentations while learning the many responsibilities of a curatorial team. Knowledge of and interest in contemporary art strongly preferred. Should be familiar with Microsoft office suite.

Qualifications: Candidates should have computer and administrative skills, and include writing samples with application.

Education, Family Programs Intern

Family Programs interns will gain firsthand experience with innovative family and youth programming and will be able to explore the art and artists featured at the ICA. The Family Programs intern will participate in all aspects of ICA family programs and art lab tours, including group orientation sessions, facilitating discussion in the art lab as well as occasionally helping with education or museum events. Other intern responsibilities include assisting with correspondence, recordkeeping and analysis, data entry, participation in the art lab and assisting in the galleries with children and families. Greeting and admitting families on ICA Play Dates. Interns will attend meetings and trainings on current and future exhibitions.

Qualifications: Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, previous research skill and the ability to conduct independent research, experience working with young audiences a definite plus.
 

How to Apply

We’re currently accepting applications for the fall. Application deadline is October 20. 

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

  • Current resume
  • Completed application, including statement of interest
  • Two professional references available to be contacted

Applicants eligible for school credit for their internship will be accepted and must indicate in their documents submitted; the ICA will work with universities to ensure proper credit for the internship. Questions regarding our internships, selection process, and qualifications should be email internships@icaboston.org.