Summer Internship Program

The FIDM Museum is excited to announce our Summer Internship Program is open for applications. Interns work closely with FIDM Museum staff and receive valuable hands-on training in museum practices. We are currently seeking talented and motivated graduate students to assist with a variety of projects.

The Museum offers two funded opportunities and several volunteer positions. All applicants should be currently enrolled in a graduate program in fashion history or museum studies; consideration will also be given to students beginning their graduate program in Fall 2019.

The Lori and Sal Santamaura Summer Study Grant is open to U.S. citizens. This Study Program will include a collections-based project, cataloging, research, and installation experience. Additionally, the student will have the opportunity to shadow each FIDM Museum staff member and participate in educational field trips to other local collections. They will work on a FIDM Museum collections-based research project of their choice; findings will be presented on the FIDM Museum Blog.

The Donald and Joan Damask Summer Study Grant is open to U.S. citizens. This opportunity focuses on collections management projects determined by collections staff. Additionally, a research project of the students’ choice will be presented on the FIDM Museum Blog.

Both the Santamaura and Damask Grants are eight weeks in duration over the summer months (35 hours per week during business hours; schedule to be arranged with supervisor) and consists of a $1,000 stipend; $500 will be paid to the student on their first day at the FIDM Museum, and the remaining $500 will be given on the day of their completed internship.

Volunteer internships (non-funded) are also available. Assignments may include exhibition installation, researchcataloging, or digitization. We accept students seeking academic credit; interns must make appropriate arrangements with their academic institution.  Summer interns must commit to working 35 hours per week for eight weeks.

Applications (cover letter and resumé) for internships are due April 1, 2019. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and qualifying applicants will be interviewed prior to beginning the program. Applicants will be considered for all internship opportunities. On your application, please inform the FIDM Museum if you cannot accept a non-funded internship.

To submit your application or for additional information, contact us via email: We look forward to hearing from you!

IMG_9252FIDM Museum interns, volunteers, and staff at the 2018 Art of Television Costume Design exhibition opening

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