Funding Agency:
North Carolina Museum of Art

The NCMA offers an on-site internship program with the possibility of occasional remote work. We are excited to give you the opportunity to have an NCMA staff mentor, docent support, and a cohort of intern peers from colleges in North Carolina and beyond.

While you are learning and supporting the NCMA, you’ll participate in enrichment activities that may include presentations from staff in departments across the Museum. You’ll also go on tours of the galleries and conservation lab. On-site activities listed in the department-specific descriptions will be modified at the discretion of internship supervisors. Your internship culminates in a presentation for staff and other interns. Internships are currently unpaid unless noted in specific departmental descriptions.

Annual deadlines for internship applications:

August 15 for fall semester (September 1–November 4)
December 15 for spring semester (February 6–April 10)
April 15 for summer semester (June 5–August 7)

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

College Events

Curatorial: 20th-Century and Contemporary Art

Digital and Visual Resources (Digitization)

Digital and Visual Resources (Metadata)

Marketing: PR and Communications

Marketing: UX/UI Design

Museum Evaluation: NCMA Campus Audience Research

Museum Evaluation: Organizational Performance Evaluation

Outreach (NCMA AIM Program)

Teen Events

Video Production

Visitor Experience and Retail Hospitality

Eligibility Requirements

College students, recent graduates, graduate students, and nontraditional students are encouraged to apply. Although it is not generally required that interns have an art or art history major, Museum departments may individualize their requirements. Eligibility varies for each internship term.

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Arts & Humanities

External Deadline

April 15, 2024