Intern Lunch at the Barnes Foundation

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

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

Be sure to submit all your application materials on time.

What you can expect from a Barnes internship:

  • Work side-by-side with experts in the field
  • Engage in meaningful work
  • Gain valuable job experience

Interns may contribute in the following areas:

  • Arboretum
  • Archives
  • Art Education
  • Art Library
  • Conservation
  • Curatorial
  • Development: Individual Giving
  • Development: Institutional Giving
  • Finance
  • Graphic Design
  • Horticulture Education
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Membership
  • Public Programs
  • Public Relations
  • Publications
  • Registration   
  • Visual Resources
  • Website

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: March 1

  • The summer internship program is generally the 1st week in June through the 2nd week of August. Interns must be available during this time.
  • Interns must commit to a minimum of eight consecutive weeks and two days per week.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies.
  • Summer interns must be on site or available to attend enrichment activities every Friday during the program.

Fall Internships: June 1

  • Applications must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies.

Spring Internships: October 1

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies.


Be sure to submit your application materials on time.



Apply Today

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