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About Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

One of the nation’s largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, the Museum of Contemporary Art offers exhibitions of art created since 1945 (recent and upcoming shows include work by Jeff Koons, Olafur Eliasson and Buckminster Fuller). The museum documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance. In the heart of downtown Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Arts boasts a 300-seat theater and a sculpture garden with a view of Lake Michigan.

Interns can participate in the development and expansion of the museum’s exhibitions and educational and outreach programs. Internships are available in all 20 departments, including accounting, administration, curatorial, editorial, graphic design, marketing, special events and retail. Interns typically work on one or more main projects and help with daily departmental tasks.


Open to college students, recent graduates and grad students.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Ashley Glicken, Internship Coordinator
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 397-3822


Number of Interns: 51 to 100
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Chicago, IL