Museum Education Internships

Would you like to experience working with one of the most progressive and dynamic education departments in the country? Museum education internships within the Department of Learning and Engagement provide practical experience working closely with educators at the Denver Art Museum in one or more of the following divisions:

Our internships provide opportunities to engage diverse audiences, connect visitors and communities with art, assist with our vast offering of programs, and research objects in the collection. Furthermore, in order to best serve our current and future visitors we strive to maximize the diversity, equity, and inclusiveness of our organization. Therefore, we encourage candidates that represent and embody the diversity found within our community to apply.


Applications are accepted for three internship terms:

  • Spring: January—May (application deadline: November 15)
  • Summer: May—August (application deadline: March 15)
  • Fall/Winter: August—January (application deadline: July 15)

We will continue to review applications after the posted deadlines on an as-needed basis. Please apply even if your availability does not match these exact terms, as there is some flexibility.

Internships are part-time with no financial compensation. If an intern is able to receive funding or credit through a university or other means, it is the intern’s responsibility to obtain and complete any relevant materials. Internship schedules are flexible and can be planned around individual school and work schedules as necessary. Benefits include professional development experiences, networking opportunities, and a year-long Denver Art Museum family membership.


To apply, email with the following information:

  • resume
  • letter of interest
  • type of internship you prefer: a programming internship, a research based internship, or both types of internships.
      • A programming internship involves assisting with creating and implementing a variety of programs connected to the DAM art collection to ensure visitors of all ages have the highest quality museum experience.
      • A research-based internship involves a mix of visitor research and collection research focused on improving the museum experience for visitors.

Please note, the Department of Learning and Engagement has a limited number of internships available each term. Internship applications are typically reviewed after the deadline, and the selection process takes up to five weeks after the application deadline. If we are unable to match you with an internship you will be notified once all selections have been made.

Disclosure: For the safety of our visitors and our collection, all interns accepted will be subject to a criminal background check.