The Morgan Library & Museum Summer Internships

(Part-time, paid)

The Morgan Library & Museum welcomes applications for its 2023 paid summer internship program. The program will provide an introduction to the variety of career opportunities available in museums and special collection libraries. Each intern will be assigned to a department relevant to their interest and work with departmental staff on timely topics in that area. Interns will also have the opportunity to learn about the Morgan, and the museum and special collection fields more generally through professional development opportunities such as facility tours and meetings with museum leadership.

For summer 2023, internships are available in the following areas:

  • Communications and Marketing
  • Development
  • Imaging and Rights
  • Exhibition and Collection Management

Summer internships are onsite at the Morgan, with interns generally working up to 28 hours per week for up to 12 weeks, beginning at the end of May and running through mid to late August.

The Morgan requires all employees and interns to have been vaccinated and received booster shots against the COVID-19 virus.

Opportunities for 2023–24 academic year internships will be announced in early summer.


  • Current enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Strong interest in a career in the museum or library field.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States (international candidates must be eligible to participate in a paid internship program in the United States).
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.

$18 per hour.

To apply: 

Interns will be selected on a competitive basis via an application process. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through May 12, 2023.

To apply, submit the following materials, in English, via email as a single pdf to the following address:

  1. A cover letter containing the following information:
    • The internship of interest to you. Specify ONE from the following:
      • Communications and Marketing
      • Development
      • Imaging & Rights
      • Exhibition and Collection Management
    • A statement regarding your interest in the museum or library field and the way this opportunity would assist your career goals.
    • Any other information that you would like to provide regarding your candidacy for a Morgan internship.
  2. Your resume
  3. The names and contact information of two references

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted as soon as possible, with notification of decision following soon thereafter. No phone calls, please.

About the Morgan Library & Museum
A museum and independent research library located in the heart of New York City, the Morgan Library & Museum began as the personal library of financier, collector, and cultural benefactor Pierpont Morgan. The Morgan offers visitors close encounters with great works of human accomplishment in a setting treasured for its intimate scale and historic significance. Its collection of manuscripts, rare books, music, drawings, and works of art comprise a unique and dynamic record of civilization, as well as an incomparable repository of ideas and of the creative process from 4000 BC to the present.

Support for the Morgan Library & Museum Internship Program is provided by the Themis Brown Endowment Fund and the Rudin Foundation.

The Morgan Library & Museum receives many applications and inquiries for employment. Unfortunately, we are not able to respond to all of them. Due to the high volume of applicants, we can contact only those candidates whose skills and background best fit our needs

Important to note:

Vaccination Requirement
To ensure the overall health and safety of the Morgan Library & Museum campus, all staff of the Morgan are required to be fully vaccinated and have received booster vaccines against the virus that causes COVID-19, absent qualifying exemptions for medical, religious, or other reasons in accordance with applicable laws.

EEO Statement
The Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity laws. The Morgan provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.