Chinati Foundation’s Internship Program has provided hands-on museum experience to more than 240 students from all over the world. Interns play an essential role in the museum’s daily operations and gain valuable experience for future courses of study and careers in museum and arts administration.

Interns receive a furnished apartment on the Chinati grounds and a modest weekly stipend. Internships are geared toward students pursuing degrees in art, architecture, art history, conservation, or museum studies, however the museum welcomes applicants of all ages and backgrounds.

Chinati currently offers internship positions in Education and Public Programs, Conservation, and Development.

Chinati encourages international applicants and will work with accepted interns to obtain the necessary Visa, though the museum is currently unable to provide any financial support for this process.

List of Chinati Foundation interns

The Internship Program is supported with a generous grant from the the George & Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Chinati also acknowledges the generous financial and in-kind contributions of the people of Marfa.

Education Internship

Provides experience in education, special events, community outreach, and public programs. Works directly with the Director of Education, Lead Educator, and art instructors.

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Conservation Internship

Conservation intern responsibilities include: assisting the conservator with routine maintenance of the collection, condition assessments, environmental monitoring, art installation, research and treatment of objects, report writing and photography. The intern will gather insight into a wide variety of materials and conditions and work directly together with the conservator.

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Development Internship

Provides experience in museum and non-profit fundraising and management. Works directly with development staff.

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