Located in the heart of downtown Austin, Mexic-Arte Museum seeks university students to participate in internships for academic credit and educational enrichment. Spring, summer, and fall internships run for 12 weeks with a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week during office hours (Monday-Thursday 9am-6pm and Friday 9am-5pm).

Current students can learn about museum practice and gain professional skills in various fields through internships. In addition to developing their skills through projects in various departments, our interns join a community of fellow interns and staff during their time at Mexic-Arte.

Mexic-Arte Museum recognizes the importance of interns and seeks flexible, positive, organized, and self-motivated candidates who can work independently and collaboratively in a professional setting. Interns will apply their creativity, critical thinking skills, and enthusiasm to various projects under the mentorship of Mexic-Arte Museum professionals.

Mexic-Arte strongly encourages applications from students who identify as members of underrepresented groups in the museum field and the arts.

Join a community of interns to gain professional skills and learn about museum practices.

Program Information


Curatorial, Collections, Development, Digital Media, Education, Graphic Design, Preparator

Fall Internship Program dates: 

Third week of September through the first week of December (with one week off during the week of Thanksgiving)

Spring Internship Program dates: 

Second week of February through the third week of April

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student
  • Qualifications and requirements will vary based on the position. Please read the form thoroughly to see if you are qualified

How to Apply

Apply by clicking which department you would like to apply to and complete the corresponding Google Form.

If you need an access accommodation or have a question regarding available accommodations, or if you need this application in an alternative format to successfully submit your candidacy, please contact 

**This page reflects the Museum’s current plans as of August 2023.

Through fostering diversity and embracing cross-cultural understanding, Mexic-Arte has created a space by and for Mexican Americans in central Texas

Interns will gain an international, national, and local perspective of traditional and contemporary Mexican and Latinx/a/o/e art through researching artists, helping with exhibition proposals, assisting with exhibition archives, and general departmental support.


Much of the collection is showcased through robust programs in the galleries and online. Working collaboratively with the department’s registrar, the intern will assist in enhancing and increasing the accessibility of information about the Museum’s collections.The Collections intern will report to the Collections Manager, and interact with the Registrar and Director of Collections and Exhibition Management on a regular basis. The intern will gain hands-on experience in digitization, cataloging, data entry, photographing artworks, and researching.


The Development Intern will be responsible for helping with data organization, event coordination, and identifying sponsorship opportunities. Viva La Vida, a large scale Day of the Dead Festival serving tens of thousands, and the Catrina Dinner, a formal fundraising event, will both take place in the month of October and require intern support to put on. The Development Intern will work closely with the Development Coordinator and Special Events Coordinator to ensure these events go smoothly. When not working on these events, the intern will work on ensuring contacts are found for potential sponsors and logged in Bloomerang. No previous experience required.

Digital Media

The Digital Media intern will assist in organizing assets for archiving past exhibitions and events. Working closely with the Collections team, interns will learn how to photograph and archive high-quality images for Mexic-Arte’s Past Perfect database. Other tasks include: Strategizing with the Digital associate and across different teams to improve the website’s accessibility and ease of use by implementing SEO practices, and management practices. Provide technical support and assistance to the Digital Associate when needed.


The Education intern will assist with coordinating diverse youth and adult programs. With various programs running at all times of the year, interns will learn how to manage and connect with partnered schools to run programs efficiently. Other opportunities include: touring youth groups through exhibitions, developing curriculum, preparing for and facilitating creative projects, assisting with education outreach, shadowing teaching artists or MAM staff, and helping with program evaluation.

Graphic Design

The Graphic Design intern will assist in designing signage, programs, and invitations for the Museum’s educational programs, exhibitions, events, and more. Learning to implement graphic production standards, practices, and procedures used at Mexic-Arte, interns will work under the Museum’s Visual Communicator to produce all graphic and text-oriented content.


Museum Preparator works closely with the Curatorial staff in the planning and installation of Exhibitions. Preparator is also responsible for logistics and production during special events, routine gallery maintenance, and assisting the Museum Registrar with collections management and preservation. Desired applicants should have an interest in both the technical (gallery prep, installation, lighting, etc.) as well as creative (visual design, logistics, etc.) aspects of exhibition preparation.


Internship PeriodApplication DeadlineNotification
Fall 2023September 8, 2023, 5 pm (CT)Second week of September
Spring 2024January 15, 2024, 5 pm (CT)Third week of January