Internships

Internships

The Barnes Foundation offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students seeking job experience and continued education.

Application deadlines
Summer internship program: February 1
Fall internships: June 1
Spring internships: October 1

Be sure to submit all of your application materials on time.

What you can expect from a Barnes internship:
- Work with experts in their field
- Engage in meaningful work
- Gain valuable job experience

Interns may contribute in the following areas:
- Arboretum
- Archives and Library
- Art Education
- Conservation
- Curatorial
- Development
- Digital Engagement
- Finance
- Graphic Design
- Group Sales
- Horticulture Education
- Human Resources
- Legal
- Marketing and Social Media
- Public Programs
- Public Relations
- Publications/Editorial
- Registration             

Internship descriptions
Interns assist departments with their projects; duties vary depending on the needs of the department. Please note that internships are not available in every area each semester.

Read the Barnes Foundation’s non-discrimination statement.

Application deadline and program requirements:

Summer internship program: apply by February 1
- The summer internship program runs from the first week of June through the second week of August. Interns must be available for this entire span.
- Interns must commit to a minimum of two days per week for eight consecutive weeks.
- Applicants must be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies or have graduated within the last year.
- Summer interns must be on site and available to attend enrichment activities every Friday.

Fall internships: apply by June 1
Applicants must be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies or have graduated within the last year.

Spring internships: apply by October 1
Applicants must be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies or have graduated within the last year. 

Be sure to submit your application materials on time.

Frequently asked questions:

Q: When will I find out if I have been accepted?
A: If you are selected for an interview, a Barnes staff member will contact you. We let all applicants know the final status of their applications about six weeks after the application deadline.

Q: Can I submit unofficial transcripts?
A: We prefer official transcripts. If you cannot get official transcripts, unofficial transcripts are acceptable. 

Q: Can I e-mail you my application materials?
A: No, please mail your application materials to us at the address listed on the application. 

Q: Does my application have to arrive before the deadline?
A: No, your application just needs to be postmarked by the deadline.

Q: What if the person writing my letter of recommendation wants to send it separately?
A: They can mail the letter directly to us; tell us in your application that it’s coming separately. 

Apply Today

Ready to join us for a summer, a semester, or maybe even longer? Fill out an internship application.


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