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AAMD Museum Internship Program

Please note that applications for the AAMD Museum Internship program are now closed.

The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) has launched an internship program for undergraduate students from under-represented backgrounds to encourage them to pursue careers in art museums.

Noting that research on museums shows that fewer than 20% of art museum leadership positions are held by people of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American, or multiracial backgrounds, Christine Anagnos, AAMD’s Executive Director, describes the paid summer internship program as a way that museums “can begin to address these challenges and cultivate the next generation of art museum professionals.”

The Albright-Knox is a proud recipient of funding from AAMD as part of this program. In 2019 we will offer a paid summer internship to a qualified individual interested in working with the Curatorial and Education Departments at the museum.

The internship will begin in June 2019 and last 12 weeks at 35 hours per week, with a stipend of $6,300. In addition, the selected intern will take part in professional development conferences in the spring and fall of 2019. Curatorial projects will include research connected to the artist Marisol’s bequest to the museum. Education projects will include research, planning, and implementation of educational programs, as well as visitor research and evaluation projects.

To apply for this internship applicants will need to complete an internship application form as well as submit the following additional materials:

  1. Current resume
  2. Letter of intent (up to 1,000 words) describing why you are interested in the internship and how your experience, background, and knowledge align with the internship.
  3. Academic transcript
  4. Two recommendations (at least one academic recommendation)

The additional materials can be emailed to or mailed to:

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

The deadline for applying is Monday, March 4, 2019. For questions or more information, please contact the Education Department at 716.270.8282 or

2019 Summer Interns in the Sculpture Garden. From left: Tiani Oakes, Audjanae "Melly" Gregory, Darcy Spencer, and Nyles Moore. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

2016 Summer Interns in one of their weekly seminar sessions

2016 Summer Interns in one of their weekly seminar sessions. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

General Museum Internship Program

We are currently in the process of revamping our internship program and will not be accepting applications for our general internship program for the summer of 2019.

  • Questions?

    For questions or more information, please contact the Education Department at 716.270.8282 or

  • A fall 2015 Curatorial intern helps with exhibition layout planning
    Intern Testimonials
  • Academic Credit

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

  • Non–US Citizens

    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. 

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