Allentown Art Museum is seeking an enthusiastic and detail-oriented intern for our Collections Management Internship. This individual will help the Museum develop a record of the condition of works in the galleries, in support of the institution’s stewardship of and public access to its collection. This intern will also assist with the evaluation and assessment of works in storage for display in the reinstalled American galleries.  

Interns will gain practical experience and skills in condition reporting at an art museum. They will also work with the Museum’s collection database throughout the project, while gaining a greater understanding of collections management and the day-to-day- work of a registrar.  

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that meetings will occur both in-person and on a virtual platform, and any physical interactions will strictly adhere to social distancing and hygienic measures as mandated by the Pennsylvania State policy.  


The Curatorial and Collections department is seeking an individual who is energetic, detail-oriented, observant, and passionate about the arts. The successful candidate must demonstrate computer skills, be skilled in measuring and other handwork, and have the ability to work independently and with a group. Additionally, background or coursework in art history, studio art, or a related field is preferred.  

State and Federal Clearances as well as a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before the intern can begin working with the Allentown Art Museum. 

The Allentown Art Museum is proud to offer a $2,000 stipend to interns accepted into the program upon the completion of 120 hours of work. Stipends are provided in three intervals during the semester. Other benefits include a complimentary student membership, which gives access to discounts at several local shops and eateries as well as a discount at the Museum Store.

Application Instructions
Applicants must submit a cover letter outlining how the candidate’s qualifications and experiences align with the position description and a resume. State and Federal Clearances and a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can begin work with the Allentown Art Museum. Submit application materials through Handshake or send them to   

About the Museum
Founded in 1934 and incorporated in 1939, the Allentown Art Museum (AAM) is the premier public visual arts facility in northeastern PA. The Museum strives to be an inclusive regional resource that uses arts and culture as a catalyst to drive interaction, education, experimentation, and social change by offering exhibitions and programs that inspire, teach, transform, and engage our Valley–one person, one idea at a time. Our vision is to stimulate the active exploration of the arts and provide access, education, and engagement. Our goals include developing innovative programs to ensure that we can listen, respond to, and serve our community effectively. The Museum maintains a collection of 20,000 works of art in a 54,000+ sq. ft. facility, hosting 60,000–70,000 visitors annually.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement  

Allentown Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status. 

The deadline to apply to Spring 2024 internships is October 22nd, 2023