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Internships in the City

Students majoring in Art and Art History gain invaluable experience by working as interns in the museums, galleries, auction houses, graphic design and photography studios, advertising and publishing companies, and other art-related businesses in metropolitan New York, and beyond.

In doing so, students can test their hand in professions in which they are considering careers and learn first-hand how professionals in the art world developed their areas of expertise. Serve as a Studio Assistant to a professional artist and learn how they balance the work of running a studio with their work as curators, writers, and educators.


Recent internship venues:

Philips de Pury & Company                  The Metropolitan Museum of Art                     
Christie’s Auction House The Guggenheim Museum
The Rubin Museum of Art The Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Bronx River Art Center The Frick Collection
The Jewish Museum El Museo del Barrio
Redbook Essence Magazine/Time Warner Inc
Rachel Ray Show Paul Kasmin Gallery
David Zwirner Gallery Bloomingdale’s
Betty Krulik Fine Arts, Ltd Godel & Co. Fine Art
Derek Eller Gallery Times Square Alliance
Sanctuary for Families Free Arts NYC
Condé Nast Publications MTV
Teen Vogue Parents Magazine
US Weekly Magazine National Geographic Traveler
The Martha Stewart Show Knoll Textiles 

Studio assistantships in the studios of artists, photographers and designers:
Matt Mullican, Stan GazViviane Silvera, Jo-Wood BrownRobert Polidori StudioEllie GaTim SteeleKaty MartinMelanie BakerAaron Wexler, Jason Woodside


Hear it from our students:

  • “My internship at Benrubi Gallery in the gallery district in Chelsea placed me in a real work environment where I earned credit toward my photography degree and prepared me for a career after graduation.”

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  • Jamie Allen ’14

    After her internship with multi-media artist Jo Wood-Brown, Class of 2014’s Jamie Allen not only gained a mentor-student relationship but also a “special and important friendship” she’ll cherish for the rest of her life. “Without Marymount Manhattan, I would never have had such a life-changing experience.”

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  • Janine Florio ’12

    “I still cannot believe that I have had this amazing experience. I remember the first day like it was yesterday. Walking into the Conde Nast building on August 22nd was the beginning of a brilliant experience that I will never forget. Successful people surrounded me as I stood on the elevator waiting to reach my destination. I read all of the businesses on each floor as the numbers reached higher to Teen Vogue. Finally the elevator stopped ant the 10th floor. The doors opened and I nervously but excitingly entered….On my right side were the doors to Allure Magazine, to my left the beautiful glass doors of TEEN VOGUE. This began my journey of the most nerve wracking, but brilliant internship yet.”

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  • Vanessa Gonzalez-Bunster ’13

    “Working at Pier 59 Studios has given me valuable technical knowledge of digital equipment as well as business knowledge. My understanding of the commercial photography business has broadened from working with clients and my co-workers to help projects flow smoothly. Above all I value the relationships and connections I have created that will continue to help me after my internship is complete.”

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  • Aileen Marcantonio ’09

    “Interning with Jo Wood-Brown–an internship I got through Professor Bell–was an experience that I will always cherish.  I learned so much and made great contacts while working with Jo.  During my semester, I assisted Jo in preparing and executing her lecture circuits.  I helped to prepare for a group exhibit at the Painting Center and a panel discussion at the Metropolitan Museum and Art.  Jo was such a joy to work for; she was warm, generous, and provided great insight into the art world.  I have used the skills that I developed while working for Jo in my current career.  As Department Manager for Hirschl and Adler Modern in New York, I work a lot with artists. I was so fortunate to have developed an understanding of the artist’s perspective from my internship experience.”

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  • Amy Pekal '15

    “On the first day of economics class, we were taught that time is limited and resources are scarce. My solution: make art, a lot of it, in whatever form. Marymount Manhattan makes it easy for students to curate their own paths.”

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  • Jordan Anderson Smith ’12

    “During my time at MMC, I was able to complete four internships. The first was at Free Arts NYC, followed by the Antiquities Department at Christie’s, then the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and finally, The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum. The hands-on experiences and the combined support from my Art History professors at Marymount and my internship supervisors gave me a strong base on which to begin my career.”

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