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About Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Founded in 1976, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (“MFA”) is home to more than 400,000 pieces of art. With more than one million visitors each year, the museum features everything from calligraphy to ceramics to jewelry to musical instruments to paintings and drawings to photography to sculptures to textiles to wood carvings, and more. Some recent exhibitions at the museum include Art of the White Mountains; Cats to Crickets: Pets in Japan’s Floating World; Dancing with Renoir; Jewels, Gens, and Treasures: Ancient to Modern; Manet in Black. MFA has also recently opened two new wings: Art of the Americas Wing and Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art.

MFA interns work in a variety of roles, including curation, development, education, human resources, information technology, intellectual property, marketing, public relations, and publications. Interns attend an orientation prior to beginning their work.


Open to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors, as well as recent graduates and graduate students. Non-US citizens are eligible to apply.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Herbert S. Jones,
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Volunteer & Intern Programs Coordinator
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 2115
Phone: (617) 369-3040


Number of Interns: 51 to 100; 80 (Summer); 40 (Fall; Spring)
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid; Unpaid; Academic Credit is available. Perks: Discounts
Duration: 6 to 12 weeks; 12 weeks (Summer; Fall; Spring)
Academic Level: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Boston, MA