The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) offers a robust, hands-on internship program working in Brooklyn’s premier museum dedicated to social justice and contemporary art made by creators (who identify as being of African descent) across a variety of disciplines.
During the academic year, MoCADA offers part-time, unpaid internships (full-time paid internships in the summer), which start at the beginning of each semester until the end of the term. Each internship term requires a minimum commitment of two days a week on site, or three days a week working remotely. We accept applications from current juniors and seniors, recent graduates and graduate students.
Interns are placed in departments across the museum where they assist professional staff, interact with the public, conduct research, provide administrative support, and explore social justice, the African diaspora, and art through a contemporary lens. Interns also gain valuable training, skills, and work experience as well as an opportunity to build a network of professional contacts.
If you are interested in exploring the art world, activism, community engagement, and history of the African diaspora, we encourage you to apply. While stipends are not available during the academic year (only during the summer), interns are eligible to receive transportation reimbursement (metro cards), course credit, and other perks from our partners. We uplift diversity at MoCADA, so we encourage all cultures, gender expressions, and abilities to apply. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled.
Current roles available:
- Photography and film (shooting, producing, editing)
- Audio (recording and editing)
- Curation (research, installation, tours)
- Marketing (social media, guerrilla/grassroots marketing, special events)
- Graphic Design (designing and printing)
- Education (community programs, tours)
- Journalism (blogging, reporting, research)
- History (archiving, research, contextualizing)
- Priority is given to juniors, seniors, and graduate students at accredited schools and universities, as well as those who show tremendous capability outside of the traditional education environment
- Interest in art and art history, Africana studies, social justices is preferred, students in all majors are encouraged to apply
- Previous museum experience is not required
Due to the overwhelming number of submissions, we are unable to meet all those who apply.