Curatorial (9-month position): September-June

Posted November 1, 2018
Type Paid Internships
Department Curatorial
Category Museum Studies / Art History
Stipend $21,000
Deadline February 15
Open to: Graduate students in art history and museum studies
Stipend: $21,000 for the 9-month period (37.5 hours a week)
Deadline: Applications must be received by February 15; decisions will be made by April 15

The Norton Simon Museum offers graduate students the opportunity to work with its curators and collections staff on a range of exhibition, research and object-oriented projects. This nine-month, paid internship is centered on the Museum’s outstanding art collection, and can be tailored to complement the selected intern’s areas of interest.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting curators and registrars with temporary exhibitions and permanent collection displays
  • Conducting research on the collection
  • Responding to public inquiries
  • Assisting visiting scholars
  • Contributing to collections management and conservation projects
  • Writing wall labels, newsletter articles and other didactic materials


Strong research and writing skills are required; reading knowledge of at least one foreign language is welcomed.


How to apply

The application deadline for our 2019 internships has passed. Please check back in November 2019 for details on how to apply for our 2020 opportunities.