International universities or institutions are invited to offer positions in the Internship Program at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection as an integrated part of their courses.

The university can thus reward one or more candidates with an internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and include this collaboration in its own curriculum. The museum benefits from excellent candidates selected directly by their universities. Current collaborations are listed on the museum’s website. The sum of €1,250 a month for each candidate covers the intern’s stipend as well as program costs and overheads.

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is open to collaborations with universities, local institutions and charitable organizations.

The following organizations currently support the internship program:

  • Alserkal Avenue
  • Christie’s Education, London
  • Christie’s Education, New York
  • Duke University
  • Guggenheim UK Charitable Trust
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Manhattan College
  • Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London
  • Sotheby's Institute of Art, New York
  • The University of Auckland
  • The University of Melbourne
  • University of Manchester
  • Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
  • Venice International University
  • Wellesley College
  • Yale-NUS College

The Guggenheim UK Charitable Trust is a charitable foundation based in the United Kingdom which supports the work of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, especially of its Venice branch, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

The Trust aims to raise funds each year, in excess of its disbursements to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, in order to build a capital reserve from which to provide stable funding for the UK participants in the Internship Program and contribute to other capital projects of the Foundation, especially those that advance the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. We are very grateful to the Trustees for the time and effort they spend to promote the work of the Trust and the increasing recognition of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection within the UK: Lord Marland of Odstock, Gaurav Burman, Jackie Russell, James B. Sherwood, Melissa Ulfane, and Francesco di Valmarana.

In 2019 the Trust sponsored 27 students from the UK who came from a diverse range of backgrounds. The internship program delivers vital inspiration to young people as they start out on their careers in the art world and makes a lasting impact on their career development.

The collective and generous donation made by the Advisory Board of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in 2017, followed by the contributions by the Guggenheim UK Charitable Trust, Pilar Crespi, and Marina Prada, made possible the creation of a curatorial internship, in 2018, in honor of Philip Rylands, Director Emeritus of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
The curatorial intern works closely with the curatorial team at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection for 5 months, reporting directly to the Assistant Curator. The intern assists and gains hands-on experience in the many and varied curatorial aspects associated with a very active collection of 20th-century art. This includes conducting in-depth research on the objects and their presentation, and assisting during the installations of the collection and the temporary exhibitions. Duties may include conducting archival, library and online research on selected themes, artists, works of art and their provenance; compiling bibliographies, chronologies, and tasks related to the production of the exhibition catalogues; coordinating object lists and layouts; assisting with the preparation of wall texts and labels, and other tasks related to the exhibition.

Applicants do not apply for this position directly.