Art and Programs
Curatorial: Assist with research related to the permanent collection, temporary installations, and traveling exhibitions; may provide editorial assistance on publications
Digital Learning Programs (Paid): The Digital Learning Programs intern will primarily provide workshop educators with logistical support and participants with on-site and online mentoring, guiding teens through Museum galleries and supporting production teams and social clubs in planning projects and events. The four-day workshops can be strenuous, involving activities both inside the Art Lab and outside on the National Mall. The fifth day of each week focuses on facilitating the drop-in program.
Interpretive Guides: Assist with research related to the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions; develop interpretive materials and have regular, informal conversations in the galleries with the general public. Click here for more information.
Exhibition and Design Department
Assist with exhibition installation, graphic design, and/or publications (Applicants should have course work in studio art; experience with Photoshop is encouraged).
Conservation: Assist in conserving paintings, works on paper, and mixed media; learn about modern and contemporary materials and conservation techniques in the Lab.
Conservation, Sculpture (Paid): Assist conservators in maintaining, cleaning, and caring for the Hirshhorn’s large sculpture collection, particularly works in the outdoor Sculpture Garden (summer only). Applicants must have appropriate conservation training and prior approval from the department Chief. Please contact HMSGinternships@si.edu for more information. Click here for more information.
Provide assistance with photographing and documenting works of the collection, special exhibitions and events for a variety of in-house and promotional materials. A basic knowledge of photography and photographic processes is required. Knowledge of digital image programs such as Adobe Photoshop is helpful.
Assist with maintaining the official records for all objects in the Hirshhorn collection and those on loan to the museum; learn more about the process of handling, packing, transporting, inspecting, and storing all works of art that become a part of the collection or those that travel to other venues.
Communications and Media Relations
Prepare and distribute press materials and interact with members of the press at exhibition press previews; may write public service announcements for radio and television (Applicants will preferably have a background in English or journalism, as well as a working knowledge of art and art history)
Web Design and New Media Technology
Daily website maintenance; creating mini-websites for upcoming Hirshhorn exhibitions; recording, editing and posting of Hirshhorn Podcasts; assisting with programs and special events; designing email marketing campaigns; researching current trends in art museum websites, other duties as assigned. (Applicants should have proficiency in Dreamweaver, Flash and Photoshop)
Assist with member and donor special events; compile research; assist in fundraising efforts of the Museum.
Administration and Finance
Assist with the administration of the Museum, including business management, finance, and human resources.
Support staff in maintaining and cataloguing the Library’s extensive research collection on modern and contemporary art, archival material, individual artist files, and non-collection photography. A familiarity with library classification systems and modern/contemporary art is encouraged.