Internships at LACMA
Audience Strategy & Services Internship
The Audience Strategy and Services intern will have hands-on opportunities to learn about all channels of museum marketing. The intern will professionally and effectively learn how LACMA’s marketing projects are managed. The intern will examine and comprehend the coordination of key marketing projects including advertising, outreach and community relations, online marketing, copywriting, and execution of other marketing initiatives.
Interns will gain knowledge in the following areas:
- Understand coordination of marketing initiatives that drive attendance and build audience for LACMA’s exhibitions and programs
- Get hands-on experience in day-to-day operations of marketing staff
- Learn best-practices for mass email communication (MailChimp) while creating and sending weekly and monthly campaigns
- Get exposure to on-site patron communications through the production of daily ‘Today at LACMA’ documents
- Letter drafting to use in marketing collateral
- Be exposed to inter-departmental, creative project management
- Collaborate on outreach initiatives including communication with schools, cultural institutions, community organizations, online communities and bloggers, retail businesses, and other local and national audiences, in addition to hotel and tourist organizations
- Interpret market research (implementation of surveys, data collection, etc.)
- Access to sit-in and observe meetings and conference calls, as well as access to staff-only presentations, tours, and walkthroughs
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter describing your academic and professional interests to Roberto Ayala at firstname.lastname@example.org. Schedules are determined on an individual basis; this opportunity is non-compensatory.
Collections Management will be accepting applications for one or two student interns on an ongoing basis, following the university semester system.
Collections Management ensures works of art in storage areas are accessible, housed under proper environmental conditions, and are properly protected while in storage. The internship program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn about projects related to collections care and long term preservation goals. Projects that an intern may be exposed to include: the preparation of archival materials for artwork housing, creating archival enclosures for artwork and other artifacts, conducting inventories of collection storerooms, the integrated pest management program, monitoring other environmental conditions of collection storerooms, and others that may develop. This non-compensatory internship is appropriate for students from the following majors: museum studies, art history, anthropology, archaeology, history, library science or pre-program conservation studies. Academic credit can be arranged.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Samantha Forsko, Collections Management Technician, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., los Angeles, CA 90036; or email email@example.com.; or send a fax to (323) 857-4754.
Deadlines for Application
November 1 for spring semester (January-May)
April 1 for summer (June, July, August)
July 1 for fall semester (September-December)
The Registrar's Office will be accepting applications for student interns on an ongoing basis, following the university semester system.
The Registrar's Office creates and maintains the official records for all of the objects in the LACMA collections or on loan to the museum. The internship program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn about projects related to documenting the permanent collection, inventorying and cataloguing objects, incoming and outgoing loans, exhibitions, database management, and special projects. The interns will be exposed to all phases of registration and receive additional assignments focusing on archiving and museum ethics. This non-compensatory internship is appropriate for students from the following majors: museum studies, art history, art, anthropology, archaeology, history, and library science. Academic credit can be arranged.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Nancy Russell, Registrar's Office, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036; or email firstname.lastname@example.org; or send a fax to to 323 857-6213.
Deadlines for Application
- November 1 for spring semester (January–April)
- March 1 for summer (May-August)
- July 1 for fall semester (September–December)