Internship: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, New York, 5 June – 11 August 2023. Deadline: 18 January 2023

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is excited to announce a special ten-week internship placement in the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters for someone with an interest in Byzantine Art and the histories of medieval communities in northern and eastern Africa. This full-time summer internship (with the possibility of a part-time extension in the fall) is part of the Museum Seminar (MuSe) Internship Program. 

The intern gains curatorial skills by working closely with staff on organizing an exhibition about the connection between Africa and the Byzantine World. They will assist with the completion of the exhibition catalogue, help develop didactic materials for the installation, and brainstorm community-centered interpretive strategies. Additionally, the intern will have the opportunity to contribute to the department’s social media platforms. This internship is ideal for someone with an interest in Byzantine art and/or the arts of north and eastern Africa. Also, it will be important for the intern to have a desire to contribute to efforts to diversify the narratives explored in museum collections and their display. 

Applicants should select the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters on the application.

The 2023 dates for the Museum Seminar (MuSe) Internship Program are June 5–August 11, 2023.

The position is full time (five days, thirty-five hours per week). 

For more information and to apply, go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art website.

Image: The Ascension, Illuminated Gospel, late 14th-early 15th century, Amhara peoples, northern Ethiopia, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


Published by Dr Julia Faiers

Julia Faiers received her PhD from the University of St Andrews in 2021. She wrote her thesis on the art patronage of Louis d’Amboise, bishop of Albi from 1474 to 1503, under the supervision of Professor Kathryn Rudy. Her postdoctoral research includes the nineteenth-century reception of medieval art and architecture, and late-medieval female art patronage in France. Julia gained a First Class Honours degree in art history at the University of St Andrews (1995). She won a British Academy Award to study for her MA in German Expressionism at The Courtauld under the supervision of Dr Shulamith Behr (1997), and spent almost twenty years working as a journalist before returning to academia in 2016.

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