Apply for an Internship

Interns are a vital part of MoAD. Our internship program is an entry level opportunity for people interested in preparing for a career in Museum, Diaspora Studies, Education, African/African American Studies scholarship.

Internship projects are developed to meet the real needs of the museum. Internships are performed under the direct supervision of MoAD staff that monitor, evaluate, guide and provide professional development.


Applicant Qualifications

  • Possess a knowledge of or strong interest in learning about the African Diaspora
  • Current enrollment in college/university receiving course credit  or financial remuneration (documentation required)
  • Experience working within an ethnically diverse environment
  • Enjoy a fast-paced structured learning experience
  • Work well in a group as well as independently
  • Be accustomed to meeting deadlines
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Time Commitment

  • Fall Interns are required to work 10-15 hours per week for six months and spring interns are required to work 10-15 hours per week for four months.
  • Summer interns are required to work 21-24 hours per week over a two-month time period.


  • Internships are unpaid and may be extended upon the agreement of MoAD staff and the intern.

How to Apply

  • Your application should include a resume and cover letter.

MoAD interns learning about a current exhibition.

  • One of MoAD’s objectives is to illustrate how we are all African and the many ways in which humankind is connected to the African Diaspora. A section of your cover letter must describe your connection to the African Diaspora.
  • We will contact you with a writing assignment and prospective projects after your resume and cover letter have been submitted and accepted.
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and are responsible for securing their own immigration documents. The Museum will not sponsor immigrant visa applications for interns.
  • Send internship applications by email to

Current Openings

Application Deadlines

Application Due Start of Internship End of Internship
Fall Internships August 21, 2015 September 18, 2015 December 18, 2015
Spring Internships December 14, 2015 January 8, 2016 May 20, 2016
Summer Internships March 18, 2016 and May 16, 2016 June 3, 2016 August 18, 2016