The objective of the Basque Internships is to provide an opportunity for up to four Basque Interns to participate in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Internship Program in New York. The Guggenheim Museum Internship Program offers practical training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts and museum fields. Interns gain a broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum, as well as specific skills related to that department's activities. Interns are assigned based on academic background, professional skills and experience, interests, and career goals. Under the supervision of designated staff members, interns participate in the ongoing work of Museum departments, complete individual projects, and contribute to larger Guggenheim initiatives. Please see Internship Departments for more information.
Applicants interested in pursuing careers in the global arts and museum fields should be:
- recent graduates (completion of University degree not before academic year 2016/2017)
- graduate students (completion of University degree not before academic year 2014/2015 and completion of graduate degree not after academic year 2017/2018)
- born in the Basque Country (Autonomous Community of the Basque Country)
- and/or a resident since January 1, 2017
- fluent in spoken and written English
Basque Internships are full-time, 4 days per week, and include participation in the Museum Culture Seminar Program.
MUSEUM CULTURE SEMINAR PROGRAM
The Museum Culture Seminar Program supplements the Internship Program by incorporating site visits to other New York arts and cultural institutions. Discussion with a wide array of arts and museum professionals, including Guggenheim staff, is facilitated. A field trip outside of New York City is planned for the end of each internship period.
Summer: June – August
Fall: September – December
Two interns will be placed per cycle. Candidates may apply to both periods.
Application deadline for both periods: December 10, 2018
Each intern will receive funding of USD 3,500 at the beginning of the internship. In case the complete period is not fulfilled, the abovementioned amount shall be proportionally refunded.
VISAS AND INSURANCE
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is designated by the U.S. Department of State as a J-1 Trainee Program sponsor, and will assist each eligible Basque Intern with applying for a maximum three-month, non-extendable and non-transferable J-1 Trainee visa. Interns will be responsible for the SEVIS fee, visa application processing fee, and any visa issuance fees that may be incurred. Interns will also be responsible for their own health insurance.
HOUSING AND TRAVEL
Interns will be responsible for securing their own travel. Housing is not provided, but interns will receive a list of suggested resources. Interns will be required to cover their own international and local travel costs.
HOW TO APPLY
Please complete the application form (all fields are required) and submit with the additional materials requested. All materials must be submitted in English (except official documents).
Following an initial review of the applicants, a small group will be contacted for telephone or Skype interviews with department supervisors.
Candidates whose applications are successful will be notified in late April 2019. Please check the website to verify the names of the selected candidates.
For any questions or problems regarding the application process, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
By submitting the application form, applicants accept all terms and conditions regulating the Basque Internships. The application is valid for one edition of the Program and one specific cycle only, and will not be considered for subsequent years. In the event an applicant wishes to reapply in the future, a new form must be submitted.