Internships

The Mexican Museum internship program welcomes undergraduates and graduate students who wish to broaden their education and professional experience by working and learning in a not-for-profit museum. The Mexican Museum offers experiential education in a challenging, hands-on environment in exchange for a substantive contribution from talented and interested individuals.

Generally, The Mexican Museum does not offer paid internships. There is a stipend program, however, that candidates may apply to: the Union Bank Professional Development Scholarship Program, offered for summer, winter and spring terms. Please see further details about these limited stipends below.

For unpaid internships, The Mexican Museum participates in several cooperative education programs for unpaid internships and accepts applications throughout the year. Students interested in cooperative education or academic credit should contact their college placement office or counselor for more information. The Museum has ongoing relationships with John F. Kennedy University, University of San Francisco and San Francisco State University.

Now planning for a new 64,000 square foot state of the art museum facility at Yerba Buena Gardens Art District to open in 2018, the Museum currently plans and presents exhibitions for its current venue at Fort Mason Center. The Museum organizes exhibitions from its renowned permanent collection and has an ambitious schedule of special exhibitions as well as educational and outreach programs. Mexican Museum interns have the unique opportunity to participate in the development and expansion of these programs and operations.

Internships generally require a minimum commitment of sixteen hours per week for three months, during which time interns complete a specific target project as well as daily assignments. Interns also participate in departmental meetings, special events, and various educational programs, as well as attend staff meetings.

In order to increase diversity in professions related to museums and the arts, The Mexican Museum seeks diversity in its intern staff and provides equal opportunity to its applicants.