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About Metropolitan Museum of Art, The

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world’s largest art museums, both in size and scope. Its impressive collection contains over two million works of art, ranging from Egyptian mummies and South American pottery, to American art and contemporary masterpieces. The Met opened in 1870 with 174 paintings and has been at its current Central Park East location since 1880. It has 17 curatorial departments with 1,800 full-time staff and 900 volunteers.

Interns assist in the curatorial, administrative, conservation, library and educational departments, which also include communications, development, merchandising and registration. In addition, undergraduate and graduate interns take turns staffing the information desks and giving gallery talks.


College students, recent college graduates and graduate students are eligible for most internships. There is also a separate summer internship program for high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Check the website below for specific program requirements.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, The

Internship Programs
Metropolitan Museum of Art, The
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028-0198
Phone: (212) 570-3710


Number of Interns: 101 or more
Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Unpaid, Varies
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


New York, NY