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:

Summer, Spring, and Fall

  • Education
  • Marketing & Public Relations

Summer only

  • Conservation
  • Curatorial

Fall only 

  • Library

Spring and Fall only

  • Registration 

 

Education, Marketing & Public Relations, and Library internships are open to undergraduate, graduate, and recent post-graduate students.

Registrar internships are open to graduate and recent post-graduate students only.

Conservation and Curatorial internships are open to graduate students only. 

 

The Kimbell internship program is designed to mentor future museum professionals from diverse cultural, economic, social, and educational backgrounds.

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

  • Cohort orientation
  • Monthly seminars and lunch-and-learns
  • General exposure to the museum world and arts administration fields
  • Four 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

 SummerFallSpring
Session DatesJune 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 OpenMarch 1June 15Oct. 1
Applications CloseMarch 31July 15Oct. 31

Dates are subject to change 

Conservation internship applications open January 2 and close February 2, 2024.

How to Apply

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

Select the internship that interests you.

The application requires:

  • A resume
  • A cover letter that explains what you hope to gain from participating in the Kimbell internship program
  • An unofficial transcript (not required for Conservation internship)
  • Two academic or professional letters of recommendation (not required for Conservation internship)
  • Two academic or professional and two personal references 

Please see individual job descriptions for required documents. Be prompt when submitting the required documents. Recommendation letters and documents can be emailed to  [email protected]

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 accommodation or if you prefer to complete the application in an alternative format, 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.