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Interns, Volunteers and Federal Work-Study Positions

Are you passionate about fashion history and curious about what goes on behind-the-scenes in a busy museum? Interns, volunteers, and Federal Work-Study students are an integral part of our ongoing success. Through matching your skills and interests with a specific project, the FIDM Museum is committed to offering a dynamic and enriching experience.

Volunteers must keep a weekly commitment of 8 hours. Fall interns must keep a weekly commitment of 15 – 40 hours for at least 12 weeks; summer interns 35 – 40 hours a week for at least 8 weeks. We accept interns seeking academic credit for graduate level or above; interns must make appropriate arrangements with their academic institution. For more information on Summer Study Grant and Internship opportunities, please visit our blog. Applications (cover letter and resumé) will be reviewed upon receipt, and qualifying applicants will be interviewed prior to beginning internship. Applications for internships are due on the following dates: summer internships April 1, fall internships July 1, spring internships November 1. To submit your application, email .

For qualifying enrolled FIDM students, the Federal Work-Study program is a great way to become involved with the Museum. The Federal Work-Study program requires that students work no more than 20 hours per week. Please contact Financial Services to see if you qualify before applying at the Museum Office, Suite 250. For additional information on our volunteer, intern, or work study opportunities, please contact the Curator’s Office at 213.623.5821.