The Kimbell Art Museum offers paid, part-time internships to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, who are interested in learning about museum practices and developing professional skills.

Internship positions are available in the following departments:

  • Conservation (currently summer only)
  • Curatorial (currently summer only)
  • Education
  • Marketing & Public Relations
  • Registration 
  • Library (currently fall only)


The Kimbell internship program is designed to mentor future museum professionals from diverse cultural, economic, social, and educational backgrounds. Interns are assigned to departments based on their academic background, professional skills, interests, and goals. Under the supervision of designated staff members, interns work both independently and collaboratively to gain comprehensive experience through immersive projects.

As a Kimbell intern, you’ll enjoy a variety of benefits, including:

  • Cohort orientation
  • Monthly seminars and lunch-and-learns
  • General exposure to the museum world and arts administration fields
  • 4 free tickets to every Kimbell exhibition during internship
  • Free admission to other museums with staff ID
  • Free parking
  • Discount in the Café and Museum Shops

Internship Program Cycles





Session Dates

June 1–Aug. 15
10 weeks or 150 hours

Sept. 1–Dec. 15
14 weeks or 150 hours

Jan. 15–May 1
14 weeks or 150 hours

Applications Open

March 1

June 1

Oct. 1

Applications Close

March 31

July 18

Oct. 31


April 15

Aug. 1

Nov. 15

Dates are subject to change 

Curatorial internships are currently offered in the summer only.

Library internships are currently offered in the fall only.

Conservation internships are currently offered in the summer only. Session dates are June 1–August 15 and approximately 350 hours. Applications open February 1 and close February 28. Notifications will be made by March 31. 

How to Apply

Apply using the online application (select "Internship" from the drop-down category).

The application will ask you to select which internships interest you. You may apply for one or all of these internships in the same application.

The application requires:

  • A resume describing any work or extracurricular experiences
  • A cover letter that explains what you hope to gain from participating in the Kimbell internship program
  • An unofficial transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Two professional or academic and two personal references 

Applicants must be able to pass a standard pre-employment criminal background and drug screening.

Please reference the program cycle table above for key dates.

To request an accessibility accommodation, please contact [email protected].

Interviews are required for finalists only. If you are selected as a finalist, we will contact you directly to set up an interview by phone or video conference.

There is no fee to apply to any of the internships.

If you are seeking course credit, please consult with your college or university in advance.