Internship Opportunities at the Modern

Teen/Artist Project
2014–2015 Internship Application

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s education department is accepting intern applications for the Teen/Artist Project (T/AP). This program is a special, in-depth series of classes for high school students who want to learn more about art with artists as teachers. The 2014–2015 T/AP runs from September 2014 through April 2015. Classes meet in the Museum studio on most Sundays from 2 to 5 pm, and interns are expected to attend every class meeting. Up to fifteen students are selected to participate in the program each year; they work with five different artists over the course of the series, exploring artwork in the galleries and creating their own work in the studio. The program ends in May of 2015 with a juried exhibition of the students’ work at a local gallery.

Intern Responsibilities:

  • be available from 1:30 to 5:15 pm every Sunday during the program, per the schedule below
  • keep track of student attendance each week
  • locate and set up studio materials for each class
  • assist visiting artists with projects; help students throughout the class
  • assist with cleanup after each session
  • send weekly T/AP student e-mail
  • document the program via photographs with Museum equipment
  • write T/AP blog posts
  • assist in preparations for the annual exhibition in May
  • be available on the weekends (during gallery hours) for the duration of the T/AP exhibition

Teen/Artist Project intern opportunities are open to energetic and committed adults, age 18 and older (who have graduated from high school), with an interest in art and mentoring teens. Experience in artmaking is a necessity and an interview is required. The T/AP internship is a paid position. Click here for application. Applications are due September 12 by 5 pm.


Fall 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 current art and art history students and recent graduates. Applicants need to be comfortable and familiar with Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and public speaking.  Applicants with a background and interest in studio art are preferable.  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.

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 spring semester is November 10.
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 Spring 2014. The application should be submitted by November 10.
 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 Spring 2014. The application should be submitted by November 10. Apply for this position.