Art Internships

Internships in Visual Arts Administration

Information for Students

Master’s students in Visual Arts Administration are preparing to hold positions and leadership roles within museums, auction houses, galleries and other cultural institutions.  Master’s students have completed internships at large and small local and regional museums and galleries, artist studios, publishing houses, and other sites. Recent internships include the Metropolitan Museum of Art; MoMA/PS 1; NYC Department of Cultural Affairs; Artists Space; Creative Time; Christies; prominent commercial galleries such as Lehmann Maupin and Gagosian; artists such as Matthew Barney and Diana Al-Hadid.

Visual Arts Administration:  ARVA-GE 2302 Internship in Art (Typically 3 credits)
Course description: Individual internships in New York City with major artists, notable museums, distinguished galleries, art publishers, and art organizations under the guidance of a sponsor at the host institution. Students also work closely with the internship coordinator to assess their progress and define learning goals.  Internships should be arranged during the term prior to the actual internship, be approved by the internship coordinator and academic advisor in advance, and students must register by the drop/add deadline.

See General Information for Studio Art, Costume Studies and Visual Arts Administration for information about how to get started with your internship, internship requirements, applying for an internship and other resources.

Global Internships

The Visual Arts Administration program also provides opportunities for students to participate in an internship in London through the Intern Abroad Program: Arts Management program.  Students may work   in auction houses, museums or galleries while gaining an international and comparative perspective on the arts.

To help you get started with your Global internship, contact:

Academic Content: 
Sandra Lang
Clinical Associate Professor and Program Director,
212 998 5723

Program Administration:
Office of Academic Initiatives and Global Programs
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
82 Washington Square East, 5th floor
New York, NY 10003
212 992 9380