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Interpretive Guide: Internship Program

What We Do
Interpretive Guides roam the Hirshhorn galleries engaging our visitors in an open dialogue about art. This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity that invites interns to explore art alongside our visitors. The program begins with an intensive training session that focuses on exhibition content and dialogue techniques. After training, Guides have gallery shifts that total 12 hours/week and a 3 hour office shift which allows time for continued research or special projects with Hirshhorn staff.  

We encourage applicants with backgrounds in studio arts, art education, art history, museum studies, philosophy, communications, and other related fields. Applicants should be curious and inquisitive, with a strong interest in learning about modern/contemporary art and art museums in general. 



Exhibition Focus: Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950 and Gravity’s Edge
Program Dates: Jan 20–May 30, 2014
Application Deadline: December 31, 2013 


Exhibition Focus: Collection and Salvatore Scarpitta
Program Dates: June 30–August 29, 2014
Application Deadline: April 1, 2014


Exhibition Focus: Collection
Program Dates: September 1 – December 31, 2014
Application Deadline: July 15, 2014

How to Apply 
Email the following to marucak@si.edu with subject: LastName_IG (ex. Maruca_IG)

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Academic writing sample (5 – 15 pages)
  • 2 letters of recommendation (may be sent separately)
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