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This internship program provides Duke University juniors/seniors who study art, art history, or related disciplines, first-hand experience of how a museum is run and familiarity with an important collection of modern art. Activities include managing the galleries during opening hours to the public, assisting visitors, staffing the ticket office, cloakroom and other visitor facilities, supporting the museum office staff in various departments and participation in the educational activities of the museum, including presentations to the public, guided tours and workshops with children. The program includes educational activities such as seminars, conferences, educational trips and guided tours for interns.

Application deadline: 5 PM on Friday, November 22, 2019

How To Apply

To apply for the Nasher-Duke-sponsored two-month summer internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy students must meet the following criteria:

  • be a Duke junior/senior by Spring 2020
  • be studying art, art history or related area
  • be fluent in English and spoken Italian

Application and supporting materials must be sent to Ellen Raimond, Assistant Curator of Academic Initiatives, at by 5 PM, Friday, November 22, 2019. For consideration, please submit:

  • University transcripts to date
  • Two letters of reference

DO NOT submit your application to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Submit your application to the Nasher Museum of Art (i.e., Ellen Raimond) by the Nasher-specified deadline.

Find out more about the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Internship Program.

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