Applying for Internships & Fellowships


Internships and fellowships at the MFAH are defined by the supervisors to meet the challenges of ongoing and/or time-sensitive projects. For example, in the curatorial department, an intern or fellow may engage in research about artists and works of art to enhance collection records, or assist with an upcoming exhibition; in the department of learning and interpretation, an intern may develop resources or assist with programs for a specific audience (families, teachers, etc.).

When reviewing available internships and fellowships, carefully consider which opportunity best matches your personal and professional goals. Download the complete descriptions at the links below.


Spring 2015 Unpaid Internships and Academic Credit Internships

  • Marketing and Communications, Public Relations Intern Description
  • Curatorial, Arts of the Islamic World Intern Description

Selection & Notification for Spring 2015 All applicants for spring 2015 internships, whether selected or not, are notified by Tuesday, January 20.


How to Apply

The MFAH is dedicated to a culturally diverse internship group and encourages students from all backgrounds to apply.

Please review the internship program overview and eligibility guidelines before applying.

Application Materials for Spring 2015 Internships

How to Submit
Combine the MFAH Intern Application Cover Sheet and the additional application materials requested in the internship description (e.g. Resume, Cover Letter) in one Microsoft Word file or PDF and e-mail it to In the subject line of your email, please include the title of the internship opportunity to which you are applying. Applicants receive confirmation once all materials are received.

Questions? E-mail


Selection Process

Application Review & Interviews
Applications are reviewed by the intern/fellow supervisor. Select applicants are contacted for an in-person or telephone interview.

Selection & Notification: Spring 2015
All applicants, whether selected or not, are notified by Tuesday, January 20.


The Summer Internship Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receives generous funding from
The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the International Fine Print Dealers Association Foundation; and the Lubrizol Foundation.

All education programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment income from funds provided by the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; The National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Favrot Fund; and Gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.