Internships at the Allentown Art Museum

The Allentown Art Museum offers year-round internships for both college and graduate students as well as recent graduates who wish to broaden their education and professional experience with the only art museum in the Lehigh Valley.

Internships give students a unique opportunity to engage with the special nature of the museum as an arts and culture institution. While here, interns have the opportunity to enact change that makes a community wide impact and learn from professionals in this competitive field.

Through working with one of our staff, interns will gain valuable hands-on experience in one of the museum’s many departments, including:

  • Curatorial
    Art-historical research and art acquisition
  • Public Engagement
    Community outreach, public programming, and art education
  • Collection Management
    Conservation, art handling, and collections database management
  • Development
    Fundraising, grant writing, membership management, and visitor services
  • Marketing
    Communication strategy and implementation, public relations, and social media
  • Executive Administration
    strategic planning, donor relations, and non-profit management

Internship schedules are flexible and will be determined by the intern and their supervisor. Unless otherwise specified, internships are unpaid, though some benefits are available, such as discounts at the Museum Cafe and Store, free museum admission, and invitations to exhibition previews and public programs.

Students who wish to obtain academic credit for their internship must make arrangements with their college or university individually.

To apply, submit the application, a resume, and cover letter to Please write “Internship Application” in the subject line, and indicate which semester you are applying for in the body of the email.

Interns will be chosen based upon positions available, areas of interest, and qualifications.

For more information, contact: Abigail Simmons,, 610.432.4333, ext. 133

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To apply, submit by attaching your resume, and a cover letter (one paragraph) stating the semester you are applying for, your area of interest as well as your reason for wanting to be a part of the internship program.

Interns will be chosen based upon positions available, your area of interest, and your qualifications.

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