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Curatorial Intern - Modern and Contemporary Art

POSITION TITLE/DEPARTMENT: Curatorial Intern – Modern and Contemporary Art  

CLASSIFICATION/GRADE: Part-time, Non-Exempt, Temporary (12 weeks)

SALARY RANGE: 24 hours per week, $16.50 per hour   



As an established and respected organization, the DIA is an excellent place for interns to explore interests in museums and non-profits. Beyond learning about the art collections, interns are able to contribute to everything that helps the museum run smoothly. Interns will work under the guidance and supervision of a DIA professional on a specific project with established learning outcomes.   


The Curatorial Intern – Modern and Contemporary Art will gain an understanding of curatorial work in an encyclopedic museum. In support of an upcoming exhibition, the intern will research German modern art and artists and the history of U.S. collections of German Expressionism. Research will involve work with primary and secondary sources under the guidance of the exhibition's curator. 


Projects and Tasks Include:   

  • Research involving consultation of resources at the DIA’s Research Library and Archives, electronic databases, and other sources.
  • Compile research documentation.  



Successful candidates must be studying at an undergraduate junior level or above in one of the following fields of study at an accredited university: Art History, History, German Studies. 

Candidates must possess strong research skills. German language skills preferred.   

Proficiency in the latest version of Office 365, including SharePoint, Word, Power Point, Outlook, and Excel is required.  


This internship is blended and will include on site and virtual work.   

DIA Internship experiences have the following preferences:   

  • Candidates from Wayne, Oakland, or Macomb Counties. 
  • Will be given to those who have not had an internship at the DIA.