Laguna Art Museum offers seasonal unpaid internships throughout the year for college students and recent college graduates. Internships are offered in the following departments: Communications, Curatorial/Collections, Design/Installation, Development, Education, Library, and Special Events. Applicants should have a background or interest in art history, studio art, or museum studies. Students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate-level studies, and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Academic credit can be arranged.

– One day orientation with introductions from the head of each department.
– Mentorship: The opportunity to spend valuable time with a seasoned museum professional.
– Regular reviews to assure alignment with educational goals.
– Increase in student’s professional network.
– Involvement in the Southern California art scene with a nearly hundred-year-old institution.
– A complimentary Family Membership for one year.
– A convivial, friendly work environment with a small, dynamic team.


The Development and Special Events departments are the museum’s connection with its most important supporters and advocates in the community. Learning about this aspect in the museum industry will bring enriching experiences and knowledge of donor stewardship and cultivation. Through special events, targeted communications, and outreach to specific audiences, you will learn the ropes of how a museum funds its mission and realizes its vision, working closely with the small team at the museum.


>> Currently accepting internship applications for Fall/Winter 2017/18. Please apply with the web-form below. Spring and summer internship positions will open in January 2018. Please email Kristen Anthony with internship inquiries or call 949.494.8971 x207.


Internship Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer intern at Laguna Art Museum. Interns are one of the museum's richest resources. Please fill out this short application, and someone will contact you soon.
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    Please upload your current resume in .doc or .pdf format.