Master’s students in Costume Studies complete an internship as part of their program. The internship component of the program enables students to gain firsthand work experience and make valuable professional contacts in such cultural institutions as the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum; Museum of the City of New York, and the New-York Historical Society as well as fashion design and publishing houses.
Costume Studies: ARCS-GE 2302 (0 points, Graduation Requirement)
Internships help you build the foundation for a career. An internship provides opportunities to explore academic concepts and career options while gaining practical experience.
We nurture long-standing relationships with many museums, galleries, auction houses, magazines, design firms, and fashion designers. Our students are highly sought after as interns for their abilities and training. Many of our interns go on to work within the same organizations in which they interned.
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Read Student Internship Experiences below:
Yaritza Martinez Pule, Class of 2020
Area of focus: Textiles and Clothing
Interning at the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City was a unique experience that imparted a wealth of information about extraordinary textiles, clothing, and weaving traditions. My experience interning abroad was a unique and eye-opening experience that I will surely remember for years to come.
H. Colton MacKay, Class of 2020
Area of focus: Gemology and Dress
During my internship at the FIDM Museum and Galleries, I assisted in launching their 13th annual Art of Television Costume Design exhibition. I worked on all aspects of exhibition planning, development and collection care and collaborated on the exhibition design, layout and dressing of mannequins along with daily operations of the museum.
Aanchal Bakshi, Class of 2019
Area of focus: Subcultures
As the Curatorial Fellow, I worked on the Fall 2020 exhibition, Hip Hop in Queens. I was responsible for conducting research and assisting the Curatorial team, as well as the two guest curators, Herb Tam and Ralph McDaniels. This fellowship allowed me to better understand the role of a Curator and learn about the process of organizing museum exhibitions.