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Summer 2015 interns help Assistant Events Coordinator Victoria Claflin (second from right) with setup for the AK's Massive Summer Celebration ANIMOTION on Friday, June 19, 2015. Photograph by Kelly Carpenter.

Museum Internship Program

The Museum Internship Program at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is designed to provide an educational experience in a museum environment to undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates (within one year of graduation). Internships are available throughout the school year in Fall and Spring Sessions, as well as during the summer. Under the supervision of a department head and key staff members, interns will participate in daily administrative and research activities conducive to their academic and professional growth. Students who wish to obtain academic credit for their internship may do so and must make their own arrangements with their college or university.

Academic Year and Summer Internships

Academic Year Internships

Interns are accepted twice during the year, in a Fall Session taking place from September through early-December, and a Spring Session, which runs from late January through May. Intern hours are flexible to accommodate class schedules; however, participants are required to intern a minimum of eight hours per week and must complete 90 hours during the internship session. The deadline for Fall Session internship applications is August 10, and the deadline for Spring Session internship applications is December 7.

Summer Internships

The Museum Internship Program Summer Session runs from June through August. Participants are required to intern a minimum of ten hours per week and must complete 120 hours during the course of the summer internship. The deadline for Summer Session applications is May 1.

Position Descriptions for Academic Year and Summer Internships:

Digital Assets Collection
Events Planning
Executive Offices
Guest Services
Human Resources
Registrar’s Office
Shop AK

Internship Application Form (PDF)

Special Internships

The Museum Internship Program periodically offers opportunities in addition to the academic year and summer internships. These internships may be for an extended period of time and are focused on a specific project.

We are currently accepting applications for the following Special Term Internships:
Special Project in the Registrar's Office (Spring 2016)
Special Project in the AK Innovation Lab (Spring 2016)

Internship Application Form (PDF)

Application Guidelines

Prospective interns are asked to submit an application, which includes a standardized application form, a résumé/CV, an essay, official academic transcripts, two academic recommendations, and a three-to-five-page writing sample. Selected applicants will then be interviewed and considered for placement based on the needs of the museum as well as the candidate's interests and experience.

To apply, send all completed application materials to:

Elizabeth A. Bryson
Education Program Coordinator

Kelly Macagnone
School Program Coordinator
Museum Internship Program
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1285 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222-1096

For more information, please contact Kelly Macagnone at 716.270.8283, or