Internships at LACMA
Collections Management Internship
Collections Management will be accepting applications for one or two student interns on an ongoing basis, following the university semester system.
Registrar & Collection Information Internships
The Registrar’s Office will be accepting applications for student interns on an ongoing basis, following the university semester system.
The Registrar’s Office creates and maintains the official records for all of the objects in the LACMA collections or on loan to the museum. The internship program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to work on projects related to documenting the permanent collection, inventorying and cataloguing objects, assisting with incoming and outgoing loans, exhibitions, database management, and special projects. The interns will be exposed to all phases of registration and receive additional assignments focusing on archiving and museum ethics.
The volunteer intern must be able to complete 240 hours within a fourteen-week period, be computer literate, and have junior, senior or graduate-level status. This non-compensatory internship is appropriate for students from the following majors: museum studies, art history, art, anthropology, archaeology, history, and library science. Academic credit can be arranged. Hours are flexible between 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.
The ideal candidate should have knowledge of basic museum collections management practices, collections care, documentation, information systems, and have the ability to work independently. Preference will be given to students with a serious interest in pursuing a museum career.
- November 1 for spring semester (January–April)
- March 1 for summer (May-August)
- July 1 for fall semester (September–December)