Internship Opportunities at the Modern

Communications and Media Intern

Education and Skill Requirements:
Graduating senior or recently graduated student, BA or BS, majoring in Mass Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or Radio/Television/Film. Excellent writing, communication, and interpretive skills. Experience with video production and editing. Knowledge of social media.

Produce and edit a series of short, less than 5 minute, videos about exhibitions and museum programming for use on the museum’s website and social media.
Conduct recorded interviews with exhibited artists, curators, and museum staff.
Assist communications staff with development of press materials, including but not limited to press releases, e-mails, advertising, and printed materials.
Participate in planning, development, and implementation of:
• New media
• Marketing strategies
• Press events
• Other events organized by the communications department
Monitor the museum’s presence on social media.
Assist the communications staff in implementation of social media strategy.
Remain up-to-date on latest communication technology.

Required Skills:
Excellent communications skills, both written and spoken
Knowledge of video production, including editing, script writing, and photography
Familiarity with social media
Sense of humor
Grace under pressure

Application deadline for summer semester: March 26, 2014
Apply for this position.



Public Relations Photography Internship

Applicant should be a junior or senior photography major that is capable in various environments with a camera and is proficient in Photoshop CS2 (RAW digital images and transparency scans) and possibly Adobe Illustrator. Please send 5 to 10 images with your resume, submitted electronically or with a self-addressed envelope. The photography intern will assist the department in photographing various events and subjects for both promotions and print, assist the graphic designer in preparing images for publication, and participate on the Modern Blog as an author.
 This position is available Summer 2014. The application should be submitted by March 26.
 This is a paid internship position. Apply for this position.


Public Relations Internship

Applicant should be a junior or senior majoring in art history or public relations with an interest in modern and contemporary art.

Internship Responsibilities:

In addition to assisting on projects as assigned and an intern-determined independent project, duties could include:

  • Managing news clippings
  • Fulfilling admission ticket donation requests from non-profit organizations
  • Participating in Museum’s social media presence
  • Researching for media buying plan: finding costs, circulations, demographics, income level for demographics
  • Compiling The Modern Staff, internal newsletter
  • Entering data for our e-contact database
  • Creating promotional e-mails and slides
  • Researching and contacting other museums, hotels, and media outlets as needed
  • Preparing for Media Previews, such as organizing media responses, press kits, name tags, and photo permits
  • Participating in department and vendor meetings

Candidates must commit to work 10 hours per week. This position is paid $8/hour. This position is available Summer 2014. The application should be submitted by March 26, 2014. Apply for this position.


Education Internship

Description: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Education Internship program provides students with practical work experience in museum education and gives a sense of administrative and creative responsibilities involved in education programming. Internships acquaint students with the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. They provide an opportunity to work with people of all ages in various programs. Under the guidance of education staff, interns assist with routine administrative tasks from clerical to research as well as assist artists who lead the Modern programs with hands-on art activities in the studio and galleries. Internships are invaluable experiences due to the level of involvement and responsibility entrusted to each intern.

Positions: The Education department offers internships each semester and through the summer in conjunction with various programs as needed.

Qualifications: Positions are open to art and art history students. Acceptance is determined by academic achievements, experiences, interests, and future career goals.

To Apply: E-mail the education department at with a resume or CV and a cover letter with a statement of purpose. Someone will contact you about the availability of current internships in Education.


Education Internship

In the Moment at the Modern 

Description: This internship supports a monthly program designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Participants experience works of art at the Modern through intimate conversations with docents and thoughtful gallery activities.


  • Work with the Assistant Curator of Education, Docent Programs to choose artworks and formulate sketchbooks that encourage close looking and conversation about artwork currently on view. 
  • Design and make approximately 25 sketchbooks in advance of each month’s program. 
  • Gain familiarity with the Modern’s collection and special exhibitions; a substantial amount of time will be spent on independent study of both. 
  • Communicate with Museum Facilities to arrange technical support.
  • Participate in each month’s program (with hour-long sessions held the 4th Wednesday of each month, at 10 am and 2 pm), guiding guests through the galleries and supporting Modern docent-teams.

Qualifications: This position is open to studio art and art history students knowledgeable about modern and contemporary art. Experience working with people with memory loss is preferred, but not required.

To Apply: E-mail the Assistant Curator of Education, Docent Programs ( with a resume or CV and a cover letter. The deadline is May 12, 2014. An interview is required.