2014 summer interns visiting the Watermill Center. Photo: Amy Kirwin.


The Parrish Art Museum has a variety of summer internship opportunities for both current graduate and undergraduate students seeking practical experience in various aspects of museum studies. Internship positions are awarded at the discretion of the Museum based on the qualification of the applicant and availability of appropriate staff supervision. Internships build your resume and demonstrate to employers your ability to commit to and gain real-world knowledge of your field. Candidates must currently be enrolled full-time in college, or have graduated just prior to the beginning of the internship.

Please see the Summer 2018 Internships and January/February 2019 Internship Available Below.

Applicants should email one cover letter and resume noting all areas of interest as well as desired schedule to, with the subject line: 2018 Summer Internships. Application deadline is Friday, May 4. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews, and applicants will be notified by mid-May.

Digital Asset Management, Cataloging, and Online Archiving Internship

2-3 days a week

Duties include:

Digital file naming convention compliance

Renaming of media files for use internally and on web site. Quality Assurance of media files

Database clean-up

Assist in data files clean-up efforts in various databases. Assist in cataloguing new field requirements for web site and internal management

General testing

Internal systems, testing, Web site testing

Other duties as assigned

Special Projects

2-3 days a week, some evenings and weekends

Duties include:

Assist Senior Curator of Special Projects in researching and producing exhibitions and art programs

Collect and organize artist information and images for promotional material (web, wall texts, brochures, etc.)

Handle logistics for on and off-site programs and exhibitions, including permits, schedules, and materials

Liaise with artists and program partners

Assist in the organization of receptions and related programs in connection with exhibitions

Create and manage lists and schedules

Requirements and qualifications:

Enthusiasm for and some knowledge of contemporary art

Efficient, motivated, curious, and positive

Solution-oriented team player

Self-motivated and independent thinker

Ability to synthesize information and organize work load

Excellent research, organizational, and communication skills

Adaptable to a fast-paced environment

Communications Department

2 days a week, some evening programs

Duties include:

Social media – supporting, maintaining, and possibly initiating new campaigns in IG, Twitter, Facebook; and working with the marketing department on the implementation of Google Ad words grant.

Traditional Public Relations – learning about and becoming involved in important aspects of a functional PR/Marketing department including media reports, event listings, advertising schedule, and other tasks

Photography – Working with PR/Marketing department to shoot events, programs, and the Museum; maintaining photo files. To be considered, applicants must have their own equipment and a level of proficiency


2 days a week, Friday evenings included

Duties include:

Assist in the production of Friday Night Programs

Programs include outdoor music, films, and lectures

Experience with Sound Production is a plus, but not necessary

January/February 2019

Student Exhibition Intern

Work with the education department to plan and mount the Parrish’s annual student exhibition.