Peggy Guggenheim Collection : Internship

The museum offers an internship program for Italian and international students and recent graduates who study art, art history or related disciplines who are interested in gaining first-hand experience of how a museum is run and familiarity with an important collection of modern art.
The program is a learning experience for all who take part, immersing interns in the cultural life of the city of Venice, allowing them to gain practical experience of museum operations 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.

University students and recent graduates worldwide (non-Italian citizens) who are students of art, art history or related areas. Fluency in English and spoken Italian are pre-requisites. Applicants should be at an early point in their careers, when this experience can be of genuine use to them, and not have already matured to the point where they may expect independent curatorial or administrative responsibilities.

Minimum one month, maximum three months. Internships begin on the first of the month and end on the last day of each month.

Students will receive as a contribution to their living expenses the following:
for three months: 2400,00 €
for two months: 1600,00 €
for one month: 800,00 €


To apply please follow the guidelines and deadlines outlined in the following form pdf.

For those applying for the months of January-May, 2019, application must be postmarked by October 15, 2018.

For those applying for the months of May-December, 2019, application must be postmarked by December 1, 2018.

Both accepted and unsuccessful candidates will be notified via e-mail. Applicants for January–May will be notified on December 1, 2018. Applicants for May–December will be notified on February 15, 2019.


For university students of Italian citizenship the museum offers internships of one, two or three months. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection has a series of agreements with Italian universities, allowing the internship to be valid for course credits. The internship program for Italian students is on a voluntary basis and as such is unpaid.

To apply please send your CV to or contact your university’s internship office.