National Gallery of Art Graduate Curatorial Internships


Graduate Curatorial Internships at the National Gallery of Art provide in-depth training for advanced Ph.D. students and recent Ph.D. recipients interested in gaining curatorial experience in a museum setting. Graduate curatorial interns work with curators on permanent collection or exhibition projects and attend a weekly museum seminar that introduces Gallery staff, departments, programs, and functions. Duties and responsibilities are comparable to those of curatorial assistants.


Neither previous museum experience nor a stated goal of a museum career is required. Eligibility is limited to doctoral students who are in the advanced stages of their dissertations and to recent Ph.D. recipients. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Award Amount

Graduate Curatorial Interns are in residence at the Gallery from September 17, 2012, to May 17, 2013, and work full time. Interns receive a stipend of approximately $30,000 that is subject to all applicable taxes.