Applying for Internships & Fellowships

Summer 2014 Internships

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 education department, an intern may develop resources or assist with programs for a specific audience (families, teachers, etc.).

When reviewing the current internships and fellowships listed below, carefully consider which opportunity best matches your personal and professional goals.

Please click the links below to download the complete description.

Summer 2014 Internships

Summer 2014 Fellowships

Summer 2014 Application Deadline: Monday, March 3. Late submissions, with a detailed explanation, are considered only under special circumstances.


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.

What to Send
The summer 2014 intern/fellow application must be accompanied by the following documents:

  1. Résumé not to exceed 2 pages (1-inch margins, 12-point type) including:
    • Contact information (permanent and school addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail)
    • Academic information (grade level, major, awards, and honors)
    • Employment history

  2. Personal Essay (minimum 1000 words; maximum 2500 words) describing how you envision the internship or fellowship will contribute to your accomplishment of educational and/or professional goals.

  3. Writing Sample relevant to the internship/fellowship for which you are applying; i.e., for a curatorial position, an essay; for education, perhaps a lesson plan.
  4. Letter of Reference from a faculty member with whom you have studied.

How to Submit

  • Combine Application, Résumé, Personal Essay, and Writing Sample in ONE Microsoft Word file and send to Do not submit a PDF or additional information (cover letter, transcripts, etc.).
  • The Letter of Reference should be on college/university letterhead and come directly from applicant’s current professor by e-mail to with applicant’s name in the title of the message.
  • Applicants will receive confirmation once ALL materials are received.

Summer 2014 Application Deadline: Monday, March 3. Late submissions, with a detailed explanation, are considered only under special circumstances.

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: Summer 2014
All applicants, whether selected or not, were notified in early May.


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.