Summer Internship in the Curatorial Division – European Art before 1850

The Detroit Institute of Arts, one of the leading art museums in the U.S., is seeking applicants for the positions of unpaid interns for summer 2018.  The quality and comprehensive nature of its collections, the excellence of its staff, its library and its facilities, make the DIA an ideal environment for introducing a student to the world of museums and non-profit organizations.

While the DIA’s internship program does not provide a stipend, arrangements may be made for academic credit in coordination with the student’s sponsoring school. The intern will be expected to work for a minimum of 21 hours per week for at least ten (10) weeks.

This year we are seeking candidates interested in European Art before 1850 (two positions)

Preference will be given to Art History graduate students and Art History majors who have completed their junior year. Reading knowledge of at least one European language (besides English) is desirable.  

Applications must include

  • A cover letter that addresses the candidate’s knowledge of European art before 1850
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A writing sample (preferably a paper from a course in European art)
  • The name and phone number for at least one (1) instructor who would be able to provide a recommendation

Please forward complete applications to

Deadline: April 2, 2018