The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation oversees a unique and wide-ranging internship program at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection for students of art, art history or related disciplines interested in gaining first-hand, practical experience of how a museum is run and familiarity with an important collection of modern art.
The program is a learning experience for all who take part, allowing them to gain practical experience of daily operations within a small private museum. Activities include supporting Visitor Services (being present in the galleries during opening hours to the public, engaging with visitors, assisting the ticket office, cloakroom, and other visitor facilities); the Education Department (regular presentations to the public on the life and collection of Peggy Guggenheim, guided tours, and workshops with children); assisting institutional events and inaugurations; the library; involvement in small projects and much more.
Interns are not assigned to a specific department or project, enabling them to gain a have overview of the museum and gain experience in variety of tasks and responsibilities.
The International Internship Program at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection also includes activities such as seminars, lectures, educational trips both within and outside the city of Venice, and guided tours specifically planned for the interns to facilitate the practice, dialogue, and study of their respective academic and professional skills.
Candidates can apply for internships of one, two or three months.