If you are an international candidate, you should upload your application through the online portal.
You will need to provide the following documents:
- A CV with relevant information regarding education, previous work and/or voluntary experience, and relevant skills.
- A cover letter outlining your motivation for applying to the Internship Program at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
- Two signed reference letters.
- Optional: supporting certificate for language proficiency.
- Optional: university transcript as evidence of academic competence.
For Italian students or international applicants with fiscal residency in Italy, please send your CV and availability to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact your university’s internship office.
Reference letters must be provided in either English or Italian. Where this is not possible, please submit a translation signed by the referee.
We recommend uploading both an academic reference (e.g. from a university professor) and a professional reference (e.g. from a museum) where possible.
If a referee prefers to submit their letter confidentially, this can be emailed directly to email@example.com. References submitted separately must be received by the appropriate deadline.
A university transcript is an official record of your academic qualifications. It details the subjects studied, together with the marks received and the final grade point average (GPA).
You may upload this as evidence of academic achievement, though this is not a requirement. If you choose to include this, it must be in English or Italian.
The cover letter should explain your interest and reasons for applying to the International Internship Program at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
This should not exceed a one letter page written in a 12-point font.
You must upload your application by the deadline indicated.
Proficiency in Italian
The Internship Program at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection involves daily interaction with Italian staff, Italian interns and often an Italian speaking public, so you must be conversationally competent in Italian.
For those with little to no Italian background, we recommend that you show evidence of your efforts to learn the language (e.g., enrolment in an Italian language course).
University course credits
The International Internship Program at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection does not qualify as university course credits unless special arrangements are made with your university.
If this is something that you might need, please contact your university’s internship office and direct them to send the relevant documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When is the best period to apply?
The program is very competitive, with a 1 in 10 success rate. Most candidates apply for the summer months (May to August), resulting in many excellent applicants being declined due to a high number of applications for very limited places. We suggest you apply for other months where possible and share your full availability in the online form.
What department will I be in?
The Internship Program at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is non-departmental. It is designed to enable interns to understand the mechanics of a small private museum, interact with staff across various departments, engage with the visiting public, and experience the daily running of the museum.
General tasks involve engaging with the museum public in the galleries, supporting Visitor Services in the ticket office and cloakroom, and assisting in the maintenance of the museum's sculptures and paintings. Interns are involved with promoting the educational programs of the museum through talks to visitors on the life and collection of Peggy Guggenheim.
There may be opportunities to support individual departments with projects or tasks.
International candidates will receive a fellowship of €800 at the start of each month as a contribution towards basic rent and living expenses. Travel expenses are not subsidized.