Internships

MMoCA’s internship program invites applications from art-enthusiastic individuals who have a high school diploma (or equivalent) and are interested in gaining first-hand professional experience in a museum setting.

Applicants are encouraged to obtain academic credit  for their internship through their college or university, as applicable. Internships are paid and offer the following benefits:

  • Free admission to MMoCA exhibition openings, art talks, and films
  • Behind-the-scenes previews of exhibitions and special events
  • Real-world museum work experience

Our project-oriented internships are available in Fall (September-December), Spring (January-May), and Summer (May-August), and are dependent upon the needs of individual departments. Scheduling is flexible, however, interns are expected to complete scheduled hours between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Summer interns are asked to work during Art Fair on the Square.

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to administer all of our employment practices, including those pertaining to recruitment, hiring, placement, transfer, promotion or demotion, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, layoff or termination and selection for training in a nondiscriminatory manner without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local fair employment laws or regulations.

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Departmental Descriptions

Internship tasks vary from department to department, providing an array of opportunities for students to learn new skills and grow. Learn more about what each department does at MMoCA.

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Testimonials

“Interning with MMoCA provided me with a well-rounded experience I couldn’t have gotten anywhere else…”

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