The Barnes Foundation : Internship

We offer summer, spring, and fall internships, in a variety of departments, for undergraduate and graduate students. Our interns work with experts in their fields, gain valuable job experience, and engage in meaningful work.

Application deadlines:

Summer internships: February 1
Fall internships: June 1
Spring internships: October 1

Interns at the Barnes may contribute in the following areas:
• Archives and Library • Audience Engagement
• Community and Family Programs • Conservation • Curatorial • Development • Education • Finance • Graphic Design • Group Sales • Human Resources
• Legal • Marketing and Social Media • Public Programs • Public Relations
• Publications and Editorial • Registration • Research and Interpretation
• Retail

Internship applicants must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies.

Summer Internship Program: February 1 application deadline
The summer internship program runs from the first week in June through the second week of August. Interns must commit to a minimum of eight consecutive weeks and two days per week, and must be on-site or available to attend enrichment activities every Friday during the program.

Fall Internships: June 1 application deadline
Spring Internships: October 1 application deadline
Both fall and spring internships last eight to ten weeks. Interns are asked to commit to a minimum of eight consecutive weeks and two days per week.

A complete application must include:
Application Form
Essay/Cover Letter
Two Letters of Recommendation**

*Official transcripts are preferred; unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
**Letters of recommendation may be also be emailed as a pdf or Word document to

Notification: If you are selected to move forward with the application process, a Barnes staff member will contact you for an interview. We let all applicants know the final status of their applications about six weeks after the application deadline.


Next deadline: February 1, 2019


To apply, visit:

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