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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.

Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates (within one year of graduation), are invited to apply for the Albright-Knox’s Internship Program. Interns work closely with key staff members in nearly every department of the museum and participate in daily administrative and research activities designed to further their academic and professional growth. 

Sessions

Internships are available throughout the year in fall, spring, and summer sessions. At the beginning of each semester, interns are welcomed to the Albright-Knox with a group orientation. In addition, interns meet for weekly seminars to learn more about various departments and aspects of the museum.

Fall Session
Our Fall Session takes place from September through November. Participants are required to intern a minimum of eight hours per week and must complete 90 hours during the session. Hours are flexible to accommodate class schedules. The deadline for Fall Session applications is June 1. 

Spring Session
Our Spring Session takes place from February to April. Participants are required to intern a minimum of eight hours per week and must complete 90 hours during the session. Hours are flexible to accommodate class schedules. The deadline for Spring Session applications is November 1. 

Summer Session
Our Summer Session takes place over nine weeks from June through early August. Participants are required to intern a minimum of ten hours per week and must complete 120 hours during the session. Hours are flexible. The deadline for Summer Session applications is February 1. 


Application Guidelines

Prospective interns should submit a completed application form, a resume, a letter of intent, official academic transcripts (in a sealed envelope), two academic recommendations, and a three-to-five-page writing sample. Recommendation letters should be on institutional letterhead and sent directly from the recommender by mail or email to the addresses below. 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.

Internship Application Form (PDF)

Students who wish to obtain academic credit for their internship are asked to make their own arrangements with their college or university.

Students who are not United States citizens must be current student visa holders (F1 or M1 visas) in order to participate in the Albright-Knox's Internship Program. 

To apply, please send all completed application materials to:

Elizabeth A. Bryson
Education Program Coordinator

Internship Program
Education Department
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1285 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222-1096

For more information, please contact the Education Department at 716.270.8282 or internships@albrightknox.org