The application period for summer internship positions closed April 1.
Unfortunately, we are unable to host our Summer class of interns due to Covid-19 prevention efforts.
We hope to be able to offer our internship program again this fall. Updated information will appear here when we know more.

Interns will be accepted into one of the following departments: Education & Public Programs; Development & Events; External Affairs & Digital Media; or Exhibitions & Curatorial.

Interns will be required to work a minimum of 150 hours (or 15 hours/week for 10 weeks) June through August.

Each intern will receive a $1000 stipend ($500 at the midpoint and $500 at the completion of the internship). Internship stipends issued by SITE Santa Fe are not considered salary or meant as compensation, but are awarded to help defray living expenses for an intern during the term of their appointment.

These stipends are made possible by the Hayes Foundation.


Other benefits include:

  • Course credit (if desired)
  • Free parking near SITE
  • Supporter-Level SITE Memberships ($125 value): includes access to the North American Reciprocal, ROAM, and the Modern/Contemporary museum membership programs
  • Choice of SITE catalogue or other SITE-produced publication
  • Meeting with SITE’s leadership staff
  • Field trips and networking opportunities throughout Santa Fe


Checklist for applying:

  • Online form (includes one short essay question)
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Two professional references
  • One letter of recommendation from one of your professional references


Questions? Contact Louis Abbene-Meagley, SITE’s Education Coordinator, at

How to Apply

Click HERE to submit your application.

Please note the following deadlines:
Spring internships (February – May): Application deadline is December 15
Summer internships (June – August): Application deadline is April 1
Fall internships (September – December): Application deadline is September 1  


Internship Options

Education & Public Programs

SITE’s education, outreach, and public programs seek to make contemporary art accessible to a wide and diverse audience, stimulate a high level of discourse, and explore multiple perspectives of art and culture on an international scale. Through SITE’s education programs, we seek to be a platform for empowering and educating the next generation of museum professionals, artists, and advocates of art and culture. This winter/spring, the Education & Public Programs intern will participate in a variety of activities such as: facilitating art activities inspired by SITE’s exhibition(s); assisting with public programs; shadowing SITE Guide tours; assisting with the Young Curators Program; writing posts for the Outreach Hub, SITE’s education blog; researching upcoming exhibitions; preparing study packets for upcoming exhibitions; and brainstorming and developing curriculum inspired by the exhibitions. All Education & Public Programs interns must pass a background check before being officially accepted into the program.

External Affairs & Digital Media

The External Affairs department focuses its energies on marketing and promotion. We employ a variety of communication, marketing, and promotional tools to ensure international, national, and local visibility for SITE Santa Fe including the management of an organizational website, media outreach, and the design, production and distribution of print and digital materials.

The Department of External Affairs seeks an intern with excellent writing and critical thinking skills who is organized and detail-oriented and can work independently in a fast paced environment. A primary focus of the position is in Digital Media Outreach which develops digital communication campaigns with multiple departments at SITE. The intern works closely with the External Affairs and Education Departments to create and share content. to promote the museum, our exhibitions, events and public programs.

Design skills, Microsoft Word, Excel and Photoshop computer skills are necessary as well as fluency with social media. Photography and video experience are a plus. The intern should be a student or recent graduate of graphic design or a related field, have excellent writing and communication skills, work well in a team, be skilled at multitasking, and have knowledge of contemporary art, photography, video, and digital archiving. Specific knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Photoshop as well as fluency with social media are required. The intern must have a working knowledge of Adobe Suite, social media, and WordPress, plus experience with Final Cut and After Effects.

Development & Events

SITE’s Development Department is responsible for seeking philanthropic support for SITE’s exhibitions, education programs, and operating expenses. The Events Team is also part of this department and is responsible for planning and executing special events at SITE. The Development & Events intern will learn about various methods of nonprofit fundraising such as grant writing, membership drives, and donor mailings; this intern will also have the opportunity to contribute to the preparation and execution of SITE’s exhibition openings and Membership events.

Exhibitions & Curatorial

The Exhibitions and Curatorial intern will work with the Assistant Curator, Exhibition Manager, and Chief Preparator on a number of curatorial and registrarial projects, such as archiving past exhibitions, condition reporting, and gallery maintenance. Other projects that may arise include: assisting visiting artists, attending press tours/walkthroughs, and researching artists in upcoming exhibitions.

Quotations from past interns

“In my daily work, I am regularly tasked with responsibilities that are integral to the museum as well as the guests that come through. I have begun to learn about what it takes to manage and prepare for multiple programs in a day, week, month, and year…It gives me purpose to be even a small part of the extensive year long programing that the Education & Public Programs team are constantly working on at SITE. Not only this but I get to be surrounded by a hard-working, diverse, thoughtful, and friendly staff. And I couldn’t imagine a better setting to work in!”
Louis Abbene-Meagley, Education & Public Programs, Fall 2018

“A significant fraction of my positive experience can be attributed to my interactions with the staff both within and outside of the Education department. I felt like I was seen and acknowledged as an equal partner in almost every interaction that I had with other employees, something that I’ve rarely experienced in past internships and entry-level positions that I’ve held.”
Delaney Hoffman,  Education & Public Programs, Summer 2018

“The highlights of my internship include the major projects I worked on, meeting all of the artists and curators, making a new friend, and of course all of the adventures that I had outside of the museum…There were three main projects that I worked on throughout the summer. Building Marta Minujin’s mud nest, cleaning and preparing Mariana Castillo Deball’s terracotta totems, and reporting the incoming condition of all of the work in the biennial.”
Ariel Moran,  Exhibitions & Curatorial, Summer 2016