2018 Summer College/Graduate Internship (full-time) Program

MOCA’s Internship Program offers a dynamic and exciting learning experience in the arts, culture, and history fields. As a summer full-time intern, you will have a unique opportunity to learn how a renowned cultural institution operates, and work closely with staff in different departments: collections, education, exhibitions, public programs, media production, development, marketing, and administration.

All our full-time interns take part in orientation, weekly professional development seminar series, and conduct exhibition/program related research and outreach. Though the process you will learn valuable professional skills and about MOCA’s history and strategies for fulfilling its mission. You will receive program-specific training designed by MOCA’s team to help you succeed in your program area through placements in program areas.

Program Areas

Who Can Apply

This program is open to students currently working towards a degree at the college and graduate level such as an MFA, Masters, and MBA. Recent graduates are also welcome to apply. While your discipline or major is important, we also seek individuals with a deep level of interest and discipline.

Summer full-time interns must commit 35 work hours per week for the period from June 4, 2018 to August 10, 2018. MOCA offers a nominal stipend to cover lunch and transportation expenses. For candidates interested in part-time internship opportunities in the summer, please click here.

Application Deadline
We are currently recruiting for our 2018 Summer Full-Time Internship Session. The session will run from June 4, 2018 to August 10, 2018. The application deadline is March 15, 2018.

How to Apply
Your application should include:


  • Completed Summer Internship (full-time) Application Form. You can download the form here.
  • Cover Letter: Explain your background, qualifications, your interest in MOCA and how you see yourself in the future. Indicate which program area you are applying for and why you might be a good fit for the position.
  • Résumé.
  • Work Samples (if required by the program area).

Please send the materials above as Word or PDF attachments, entitled as “YourNameLetter,” “YourNameResume” and “YourNameApplication” to internships@mocanyc.org. In the subject line, please include your full name, and indicate the session and type of program to which you are applying (e.g. YourName_2018 Summer Full-Time). You can also mail your application to: 215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013 with attention to “Summer Internship (Full-Time) Program.”