Internships

McDermott Internships

Made possible by the Eugene McDermott Education Fund.

Applications for the 2020–2021 McDermott Internship Program will be open and posted here in late January 2020. General information about the program and application process is listed below.

Each year the Dallas Museum of Art offers nine paid internship positions divided among the Museum’s Education, Curatorial, and Design and Interpretation Departments. McDermott Internships are open to individuals who have completed undergraduate or graduate degrees prior to the program's start date and are interested in exploring museum careers. Established in 1974, the McDermott Internship Program allows Interns to work closely with staff throughout the Museum and provides opportunities for individual contributions, resulting in an in-depth and well-rounded perspective on museum work.

In addition to their daily Museum duties that comprise a full time 35-hour work week, McDermott Interns are also able to explore Dallas’ rich cultural scene through performances, museum visits, and collection tours arranged by the Museum. Interns are also allowed to request $500 toward qualified professional development to be completed during their tenure.

International applicants are invited to apply, but note that we require proof of eligibility to work in the United States before the first day of the program and we are unable to provide any assistance regarding paperwork or fees associated with obtaining such eligibility. This may include such commonly obtained documents as: a Social Security card and current state driver’s license; a valid U.S. passport; or a valid visa that will not expire before the termination date of the Internship and the ability to obtain a Social Security number once you arrive in the United States. Please refer to our host profile with International Arts & Artists for more information.

If you have any additional questions about the McDermott Internship Program, please send us an email.

2020–2021 McDermott Internships

Online Applications: Open late January 2020
Application Requirements: completed online application, personal statement, résumé, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (submitted by your recommenders); writing sample required for some positions
Due: March 2020
Openings: 9 paid intern positions divided among Education, Curatorial, and Design and Interpretation Departments
Dates: August 31, 2020–May 2021 for most positions
Compensation: Approximately $16,290–$24,150

Center for Creative Connections Internship

View the 2019 Center for Creative Connections Internship flyer for complete details about this year's projects. General information about the program and application process is listed below.

The Dallas Museum of Art offers one paid summer internship in the Center for Creative Connections (C3), open to college students who are completing their degrees. Interns work closely with C3 staff to learn about the management of an interactive educational space, including strategies for visitor engagement and methods for evaluation.

2019 C3 Summer Internship

Online Application: Closed
Application Requirements: completed online application, personal statement, résumé, and two letters of recommendation (submitted by your recommenders)
Due: March 29, 2019
Openings: 1 paid intern position in the Education Department
Dates: May 28–August 16, 2019, Tuesday–Saturday
Compensation: Approximately $3,900

Summer Art Camp Internships

Applications for the 2020 Summer Art Camp Internship will be open and posted here in late January 2020. General information about the program and application process is listed below.

The Dallas Museum of Art offers up to eight unpaid summer internship positions in the Education Department, open to college students who are completing their degrees. Interns work closely with art instructors to facilitate Summer Art Camp programs designed for children age 4–12. Interns build hands-on teaching skills by helping to guide students in art-making projects, games, and sensory explorations.

2020 Summer Art Camp Internships

Online Application: Open late January 2020
Application Requirements: completed online application, personal statement, résumé, and two letters of recommendation (submitted by your recommenders)
Due: March 2020
Openings: 6–8 unpaid intern positions in the Education Department
Dates: June–August 2020 (excluding the week of July 4)

Mayer Library Internship

The application period for the Fall 2019 Mayer Library Cataloging Internship  is closed.The Mayer Library at the Dallas Museum of Art is seeking a cataloging intern for the fall 2019 semester. This position is open to students currently enrolled in a graduate library or information science program who have an interest in pursuing the cataloging profession. This is a paid opportunity, but it can also be configured for course credit or as a practicum. The intern will get experience in library cataloging and classification, improve bibliographic search skills, and gain an understanding of museum library practices. Read more information about the position here.

2019 Mayer Library Cataloging Internship

Online Application: Closed
Application Requirements: completed online application, résumé, personal statement cover letter, and transcript. Recommendation letters are optional.
Due: Open until filled
Openings: 1 paid intern position in the Mayer Library
Dates: August 26–December 14, 2019
Compensation: hourly rate of $17.85

Education Summer Internships

The Dallas Museum of Art occasionally offers unpaid, part-time summer internships in the Education Department, open to college students who are completing their degrees. Interns work closely with Education staff to support a particular area and learn more about the Museum's educational programming. There are currently no opportunities open for summer 2019.