Intern Positions

EAM’s Internship Program provides a hands-on learning experience for the next generation of museum professionals.

Interns work closely with department leaders on a wide range of museum including, but not limited to, collection research and management, exhibition installation, marketing, visitor services, educational programs and administrative support. EAM’s goal is to support the intern’s areas of academic pursuit within the museum field and to provide opportunities within the session to work in other museum departments for a comprehensive learning experience.

Internships generally require a minimum of 12 hours per week. Interns must be of junior or senior undergraduate status or in a graduate program. We look for Interns with strong written and verbal skills and proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and social media. Your direct supervisor at EAM will complete assessment reports required for academic credit but interns are responsible for all other arrangements and paperwork needed for their college or university credit.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, one academic writing sample and up to two letter of recommendation from a recent professor or department head to

Elmhurst Art Museum meets all ADA standards and is an equal opportunity employer.

Education Intern

Part-time intern position for the Spring/Summer term 
12-16 hours per week depending on the schedule

Elmhurst Art Museum is seeking a highly motivated Education Intern to work closely with the Director of Education and education staff. The ideal candidate would work two days per week.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist with researching ideas for future public and educational programming based on upcoming exhibitions
  • Facilitate the execution of new and exciting programs and other initiatives
  • Help monitor registration for all classes, camps, and special programs
  • Draft outreach letters to local educators and community leaders
  • Assist our staff members with guided exhibition tours
  • Research potential collaborators
  • Take initiative to take on new projects for the museum based on intern’s interest
  • Assist with preparation of museum education internal reports and maintains general reporting records
  • Perform other duties as necessary

Skills & Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate students studying in Art, Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies or related field
  • Excellent organizational skills and strict attention to detail required
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Previous experience in the arts is a plus
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening, weekend and holiday assignments

This is an unpaid internship for a non-profit arts organization. College credit can be arranged for undergraduate or graduate students. 12-16 hours per week depending on the schedule.

Elmhurst Art Museum is located at 150 Cottage Hill Avenue in Elmhurst (IL), 25 minutes from downtown Chicago by car or public transportation (Metra). The Museum is both an international destination for Mies van der Rohe scholars and fans and a regional center where people from Chicago and the western suburbs learn to see and think differently through the study of the art, architecture, and design of our time. Please see for more details about the institution and upcoming programs. 

To Apply: 
If interested, please send your CV and cover letter to by March 31, 2019. Please reference the position title/department in the subject line.