McNay's Semmes Foundation Internship seeking applications

Semmes Foundation Internship in Museum Studies


The McNay Art Museum, a museum of modern and contemporary art, is offering a twelve-month internship in curatorial work beginning fall of 2019. The goal of the internship is to prepare individuals interested in embarking on a curatorial career by providing significant experience in several areas of specialization, including work with the collection, exhibitions, publications, and programs. 

The salary for this twelve-month, full-time internship is $33,092. 


Applicants should have a master’s degree in art history, art criticism, museum studies, curatorial practice, or a related field; excellent written and oral communication skills; computer proficiency; and research skills. 

The internship program has a strong record of success, with previous interns currently holding positions at the Ashville Art Museum, Columbia Museum of Art, Kimbell Art Museum, San Antonio Museum of Art; Cedar Rapids Museum of Art; and McNay Art Museum, among other institutions. Submit: 1) cover letter with mailing address, e-mail, and telephone information; 2) resume; 3) official college and graduate school transcripts; 4) names and full contact information for three academic, museum, or professional references; and 5) a two-page double-spaced typed essay on your curatorial focus and what you hope to learn from the internship. 

Send official college and graduate school transcripts to: Semmes Foundation Internship in Museum Studies, McNay Art Museum, P.O. Box 6069, San Antonio, Texas 78209-0069. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2019. For more information about the McNay Art Museum, go to

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