We are a small department but we are adding programs daily, so we are always looking for interns.

A typical intern assignment during the summer: Painting a mural with kids. Don't worry, she had her share of data entry and research to complete, too.

A couple of things to keep in mind when deciding whether or not you would like to intern at MOLAA:

  • You will be working with children.  That is 100 percent certain.  Children of all ages.
  • This internship requires some weekend work as the bulk of our programs take place on Saturdays and Sundays.  My own schedule runs from Wednesday-Sunday.
  • I will, on at least one occasion, ask you to make art or to teach art.
  • You will lift, move and carry things.  You will get dirty.  You will probably sweat.
  • This internship is unpaid in terms of monetary compensation.  You will, however, receive a great amount of verbal affirmation from pretty much everyone on staff 🙂
  • This internship is in the department of Education.  This is not a curatorial internship and, while you will be researching artists from the temporary exhibitions and permanent collection, you won’t be participating in curating exhibitions, meeting artists or handling artwork.  This is not a “transitional” internship where you move from one department to the other, either.  Curatorial conducts their own intern searches.
  • And…most importantly…I love what I do and I expect you to love it, too.

That said…

Internship opportunities are open to all students with a focus or interest in working in Museum Education and Programming.

The Museum of Latin American Art seeks interns to work within the Department of  Education.  Opportunities are available in Programs, Research & Curriculum Development.


Interns must be available a minimum of eight hours per week, including some weekends, for a minimum of twelve weeks.  MOLAA is located in the East Village Arts District of Long Beach and is easily accessible via public transportation.

Requirements: All students with a passion for art and education will be considered.  All applicants must have basic computer (Word, Excel, etc.) and research skills.  A background in the Fine Arts and Bilingual skills are a plus.

This is an unpaid internship.

Forward a cover letter and resume to:

Gabriela Martinez

Education Coordinator

Museum of Latin American Art

628 Alamitos Avenue

Long Beach, CA 90802

or via e-mail:  gmartinez@molaa.org

This internship is available year-round.

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