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MCA Summer Internship - Collections and Exhibitions

The Museum of Contemporary Art Internship Program welcomes students and recent graduates who wish to broaden their education and professional experience by working and learning in a not-for-profit museum. All MCA departments offer experiential education in a challenging, hands-on environment.

Collections and Exhibitions interns gain practical experience working directly with MCA Registrars and Preparators. Interns assist with daily operations involving collections management, exhibition organization, research, contracts, art loan paperwork, data entry, use of collections management software, research, preparing correspondence, and updating MCA Collection documentation. Candidates must have excellent computer and general administrative skills and be detail oriented.

Please apply here.

Required Application Materials

Application materials include: a resume, a cover letter, one letter of recommendation, and a general application. Due to our application system’s configuration we ask that you submit your cover letter and letter of recommendation in one single document (PDF, .doc or .docx). Please submit this PDF when prompted to upload your cover letter. Your resume should be uploaded separately. Please note, if you do not have your letter of recommendation at the time of application it may be sent separately by email as long as it arrives by the deadline of March 22, 2019.

If you're sending a letter of recommendation after you've submitted your online application, you may send the letter via email to If you choose to have the letter emailed, please ask your recommender to include the following information in the email: Applicant Name, Applicant’s Chosen Department, Recommender’s Name and professional organization.

Internship Program Details

Summer 2020 Internships will run from June 1 - August 17, 2020. Individual internship dates may vary. In special circumstances, these dates can be flexible depending on the needs of the candidate and hiring department.

All MCA internships are paid positions. Interns will work an average of 24 hours/week and be paid the Chicago minimum wage rate.

Internship applicants may apply for up to two departments. Candidates applying to two departments must fill out a separate application for each. For more information about the Internship Program please visit our website. If you have further questions, please email us at

Application Deadline: March 22nd

Job Type: Paid Internship
Location: Chicago