Please note: The Frick Collection’s summer internships are usually posted between the months of November and January. Internships during other seasons are posted throughout the year. Please continue to visit this website for future opportunities.
The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. It is considered one of the world's most perfect museums; its sister research institution, the Frick Art Reference Library founded in 1920, is of equal distinction. The Library is an internationally recognized research library that serves as one of the world's most complete resources for the study of Western art.
We are pleased to offer internship opportunities throughout the school year and summer for undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in careers in art museums and libraries. Students with strong backgrounds in Art History, Museum Studies, Museum Education, or Library Science are encouraged to apply. Please click on the link above to learn more about the internship listed. Please apply for the one internship to which your skills, experience, and interests are most well suited
Benefits of an Internship with The Frick Collection
These internships provide superb opportunities for participating in all aspects of museum and library work in a small dynamic departments and interacting with staff across the institution and the public.
Most internships do not provide a stipend, if there is a stipend associated with the internship you are interest in this will be outlined in the internship description. Unpaid interns at The Frick Collection, with activities carried out for at least two months, will be provided with two 30-day unlimited MetroCards at the beginning of their internship to help ease the concerns about living in NYC while participating in an unpaid internship. All interns of the Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums. The Frick provides employees, trainees, interns, and volunteers with a discount on Museum Shop purchases and a subsidized on-site staff dining service. The Frick Collection offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art.
Please note that eligibility may vary from one department of The Frick Collection to another and that applications to multiple departments are not accepted; please apply for only one internship.
All internship applications must be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, as follows:
Email Subject Line: Title of Internship and Department—season and year
Submit PDF of cover letter and résumé.
Include the following in your cover letter
- Your reasons for applying for the internship, including a statement describing how an internship would enhance your academic course of study
- Your preferred dates and hours of availability
- The names, professional affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two references, at least one of which must be academic
- Current GPA
No phone calls please.
Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at The Collection, where selection for employment/intern/ volunteer opportunities is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, military status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other protected characteristic as established by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment//internship/volunteerism, including, but not limited to, hiring/selection, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment/internship/volunteer placement.