Academic-Year Internships for Yale Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Academic-year internships are open to Yale undergraduate and graduate students and offer opportunities to participate in departmental projects across the museum.

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.

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)

Applications for internships are not being considered at this time. Please check back in January 2024 for updates.