A museum visitor enjoys the wall created by artist Dan Perjovschi for the 2007 exhibition "Seriously Funny"

Internships @ SMoCA

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art [SMoCA] offers challenging and comprehensive internships for undergraduates, recent graduates and graduate students who are interested in museum and arts careers. SMoCA is an educational institution dedicated to presenting exhibitions of contemporary and modern art, architecture and design with a global focus. SMoCA’s internships are on a volunteer basis and can be coordinated with staff to aid in receiving academic credit.

The practical experience of an internship provides invaluable knowledge for those who wish to pursue a career in museums and the arts. Past SMoCA interns have been accepted into their first choice Master’s and Ph.D. programs (NYU, Columbia, Johns Hopkins), started their own arts businesses and have been hired as teachers. Many interns have gone on to intern at other museums, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. An internship at SMoCA provides opportunities to work on projects directed by museum staff and obtain a comprehensive knowledge of the museum practice (departments, programs and operations).

No internships available at this time; please check back during the upcoming semester.

How to Apply

  1. Review the list of internships SMoCA offers. (Note: The following list of openings are indicative of the kinds of internships available; however, internships offered each semester are based upon the Museum’s need.) Please clearly state your area of interest in your application.
  2. Please provide:
  • – Resume
  • – Two references (one academic and one professional—contact information only; no letters, please)
  • – Cover letter describing your interest in your preferred internship position.
  1. Complete the online application found here.


FALL Internships (August-December)

Applications Open: mid-May

Application Deadline: August 30


SPRING Internships (January-May)

Applications Open: mid-October

Application Deadline: November 30


SUMMER Internships (June-August/September)

Applications Open: mid-March

Application Deadline: April 30

(NOTE: Late applicants will not be considered.)

Internships Available

None at this time


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