Semmes Foundation Internship in Museum Studies


The McNay Art Museum, a museum of modern and contemporary art, is offering a ten-month internship in curatorial work beginning fall of 2017. The goal of the internship is to help individuals interested in embarking on a curatorial career by providing significant experience in several areas of specialization, including work with the collection, exhibitions, publications, and programs. Applicants should have a master’s degree in art history or a related field; excellent written and oral communication skills; computer proficiency; and research skills. The salary for this 10 month, full-time internship is $28,000. The internship program has a strong record of success, with previous interns currently holding curatorial positions at the Clark Art Institute; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; San Antonio Museum of Art; Cedar Rapids Museum of Art; and McNay Art Museum, among other institutions. Submit: 1) cover letter with mailing address, e-mail, and telephone information; 2) resume; 3) official college and graduate school transcripts; 4) names and full contact information for three academic, museum, or professional references; and 5) a two-page double-spaced typed essay on your curatorial focus and what you hope to learn from the internship. Send to: Semmes Foundation Internship in Museum Studies, McNay Art Museum, P.O. Box 6069, San Antonio, TX 78209-0069. Deadline to apply April 7, 2017. No email applications accepted unless requested by the McNay. For more information about the McNay Art Museum, see