Hirshhorn Plaza


Assist with research related to the permanent collection, temporary installations, and traveling exhibitions; may provide editorial assistance on publications

Gallery Guides
Assist with research related to the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions; develop interpretive materials and have regular, informal conversations in the galleries with the general public. More…

Assist with exhibition installation, graphic design, and/or publications (Applicants should have course work in studio art; experience with Photoshop is encouraged).


Provide assistance with photographing and documenting works of the collection, special exhibitions and events for a variety of in-house and promotional materials. Knowledge of photographic processes and Adobe Photoshop is required. More…

Assist with maintaining the official records for all objects in the Hirshhorn collection and those on loan to the museum; learn more about the process of handling, packing, transporting, inspecting, and storing all works of art that become a part of the collection or those that travel to other venues.


Communications and Media Relations
Prepare and distribute press materials and interact with members of the press at exhibition press previews; may write public service announcements for radio and television (Applicants will preferably have a background in English or journalism, as well as a working knowledge of art and art history)

Web, Digital and Media
Hands on experience working on web, digital and media platforms for the museum. Specific assignments may include design and development, or production of content for the website, digital experience products, and creating and editing media files. Interns are encouraged to pursue tasks that are most interesting to them.

Assist with member and donor special events; compile research; assist in fundraising efforts of the Museum.

Administration and Finance
Assist with the administration of the Museum, including business management, finance, and human resources.

Support staff in maintaining and cataloguing the Library’s extensive research collection on modern and contemporary art, archival material, individual artist files, and non-collection photography.  A familiarity with library classification systems and modern/contemporary art is encouraged.