The Peggy Guggenheim Collection offers an internship program to students and recent graduates who study art, art history or related disciplines and are interested in gaining first-hand experience of how a museum is run and familiarity with an important collection of modern art.
Internships last one, two or three months according to the candidate’s availability.
The program is a learning experience for all who take part, allowing them to gain practical experience of museum operations. Activities include supporting visitor services (managing the galleries during opening hours to the public, assisting visitors, staffing the ticket office, cloakroom and other visitor facilities); the education department (presentations to the public, guided tours and workshops with children); external affairs (participation at institutional events and inaugurations); the exhibitions office (editing short texts or assisting with research); the library and so much more.
One of the advantages of the program is the variety of tasks that the interns are able to experience during the internship period which is the reason no one is assigned to a single department or project.
The internship program also includes activities such as seminars, lectures, educational trips and guided tours specifically planned for the interns to facilitate the practice, dialogue and study of their respective academic and professional skills.