Academic-Year Internships for Yale Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The Gallery’s academic-year internships provide opportunities for Yale undergraduate and graduate students to participate in departmental projects across the museum.

About the Internships

For Undergraduate Students

The Yale University Art Gallery academic-year internships aim to familiarize students with the operations of the museum and its curatorial departments. Interns work for ten hours per week for two consecutive terms and receive an hourly stipend. Internships focus on specific projects proposed by departments at the Gallery.

For Graduate Students

Graduate Curatorial Internships (GCIs) involve collection research and provide the professional experience of working in a museum. Specific responsibilities often include writing for Gallery publications or curatorial work on exhibitions and installations. Open to graduate students from any discipline, these appointments typically span the academic year and require up to ten hours per week of work.

Download the Project Descriptions for the 2023–24 Academic Year

Eligibility and Requirements

Internships will be awarded to students who demonstrate superior performance in their respective fields. Applications must include the following:

  • A cover letter describing the relevance of the internship to your larger goals
  • A résumé or CV
  • An unofficial transcript of your undergraduate or graduate record
  • Two letters of recommendation (emailed directly by your references)

Submit Application to:

Application Deadline: Sunday, March 19, 2023