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Internships at The Dalí

The Dalí Museum internship program is designed to provide college graduate and undergraduate students, recent graduates and beginning museum professionals with off-campus and/or on-the-job Museum experience. The program incorporates the opportunity to study the life and work of Salvador Dalí while learning about the inner workings of an art Museum. The program also offers a challenging learning experience and promotes awareness of Museum careers. Students may be eligible to receive college credit (if applicable).

The intern program is open to talented students of all backgrounds. We value diversity in culture, race and ethnicity and gender expressions. The Dalí strongly encourages applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts. The Dalí is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

The Museum offers both paid and unpaid internships.


unpaid internships

Unpaid internships are seasonal, non-paying positions designed to provide college graduate and undergraduate students, recent graduates and beginning museum professionals with off-campus and/or on-the-job Museum experience. Students may be eligible to receive college credit (if applicable). This program is informal and can be designed to work within the student’s schedule.

sessions offered:
Fall (Sep-Dec)
Spring (Jan-May)
Summer (Jun-Aug)

areas offered:
Data Analysis
Development
Education
General Marketing/Public Relations
Graphic Design (Marketing)
Innovation Programming
Library/Archival Studies
Visitor Experience
Video Production/Editing

commitment:
Informal; designed to work with student’s schedule
Typically lasts 3 months
Typically requires two-day/week (15 hours) commitment

application deadline:
Fall Internship: July 1
Spring Internship: November 1
Summer Internship: March 1

application requirements:
Resume
Letter of Recommendation
Unofficial Transcript (if completing for college credit)

paid internships

Paid internships are offered in the summer and like unpaid internships, are designed to provide college graduate and undergraduate students, recent graduates and beginning museum professionals with off-campus and/or on-the-job Museum experience. This program has specific application and eligibility requirements. The Dalí strongly encourages applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts.

session offered:
Summer (Jun-Aug)

areas offered:
Administration (Museum Management)
Curatorial
Development
Education
Marketing
Visitor Experience

commitment:
Requires 10-week commitment (20 hours); on-site only

application deadline:
Summer Internship: April 1

application requirements:
Minimum GPA of 3.0
Cover Letter
Resume
Letter of Recommendation
Unofficial Transcript
Personal Statement (500-1,000 words)


Questions? Email internships@thedali.org or call  727.623.4731.

Internship Frequently Asked Questions about Careers + Internships

Who is eligible to become an intern at The Dalí Museum?

The Dalí Museum’s Internship Program is open to current students, recent college graduates, graduate students and beginning museum professionals. The Museum encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines to apply.

There is currently no High School Internship Program. High school students and recent high school graduates should visit the volunteer page for more information about programs at The Dalí.

Ages 9-15 are eligible for The Dalí Museum’s Junior Docent Program.

Must I be a current student to be eligible to intern?

No, The Dalí’s Internship Program is open to current students, recent college graduates, graduate students, and beginning museum professionals.

If I am an international student, do I still qualify to be an intern?

Many international students participate in the Internship Program. All interns are expected to be proficient in speaking, reading and writing the English language (but you do not need to submit your TOEFL scores). We are unable to sponsor J1 visas. The Dalí is also unable to assist with housing accommodations or fees associated with visa applications. Those applying to our paid internship program must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

This may include such commonly obtained documents as a Social Security card and current state driver’s license; a valid US passport; or a valid visa that will not expire before the termination date of the Internship.

When do internships take place?

Spring (January – May)
Summer (June – August)
Fall (September- December)

When is the deadline for applying for an internship?

Spring (November 1)
Summer (April 1)
Fall (July 1)

May I submit more than the required documents?

You are welcome to submit more than the required documents. All documents will be taken into account for placement.

How many interns are typically accepted?

The number of interns accepted depends on the needs of the respective departments.

What is the interview process like?

The Museum will contact selected candidates to set up an interview, which may be conducted over the telephone. The interview will cover topics such as scheduling, expectations and potential projects.

Is it possible to receive academic credit for participating in the internship program?

Yes, the Museum will work with students to fulfill their academic requirements.

Is intern housing included?

Not through The Dalí Museum, but you are welcome to investigate external sources.

Is there an intern scholarship available?

Not through The Dalí Museum, but you are welcome to investigate external sources.

What types of projects will I be working on?

Internship projects are based on The Dalí’s needs and requirements, and are assigned to interns with the appropriate skills and interests. All of the internships have an administrative component.

What will my schedule be?

Hours and days vary based on departmental need and the student’s schedule. Schedules are usually made during the orientation process, or beforehand if certain accommodations have to be made. The hours are generally very flexible.

Are there volunteer opportunities at The Dalí independent of the Internship Program?

Yes, for information on volunteer opportunities, please visit the volunteer page on The Dalí’s website.

What are the internship expectations for each department?

Learn more about the internship expectations of our Museum departments accepting intern applications here.