RealArts@Penn internship at the Morgan Library & Museum

About the Morgan

A museum and scholarly research center located in midtown Manhattan, the Morgan is one of the few New York venues to present major exhibitions devoted to the literary arts. It began as the private library of financier Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), one of the preeminent collectors and cultural benefactors in the United States, and holds important collections of literary, historical, music, and medieval and Renaissance manuscripts; rare books; drawings; and ancient Near Eastern cylinder seals. The campus, redesigned in 2006 by architect Renzo Piano, includes Pierpont Morgan’s original 1906 Italianate library (designed by Charles McKim) as well as research facilities, exhibition galleries, an education center, a lecture and performance space, and conservation center. To learn more, visit:

What We’re Looking For and What You Can Expect…

As a curatorial assistant in the Morgan’s department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts, the intern will have the opportunity to participate in the day-to-day operations of a major urban museum and special collections library. The department’s holdings include personal letters, manuscripts, and documents of Western European and American authors, artists, and historical figures from the Renaissance to the present. The intern will provide general departmental support, which may include research on collection items, collection cataloging, writing short interpretive texts about collection items, and research and logistical assistance for the exhibitions in development.

The intern will receive a museum identification card that allows for free admission to New York City museums during the internship period.

The Morgan is committed to enhancing the diversity of the archives, library, and museum professions and welcomes applications from students of any race, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background.


The precise dates and hours will be determined in consultation with the Morgan’s curatorial staff.