Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

The Corning Museum of Glass offers exciting internship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students. Interns will have the chance to develop professional skills and learn behind-the-scenes of an internationally renowned glass museum. Internships are available in a variety of disciplines, including (but not limited to): museum studies, museum education, communications, digital media, information technology, library science, marketing, and communications.

All applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, unless otherwise noted. The Museum offers paid and unpaid internships that typically last for one semester.

The Corning Museum of Glass Internship Program strives to foster a culture and community of equity and inclusion that promotes, respects, and celebrates all aspects of diversity.

Application Process

To apply for a specific internship - or to express an interest in another area - please submit a resume and cover letter including:

  • The internship for which you are applying (or area of interest for general inquiries)
  • The term you are seeking an internship for (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)
  • How your skills/experiences have prepared you for an internship with CMoG
  • What you hope to gain from the experience
  • Required number of hours (if any)

All application materials should be submitted via email to interns@cmog.org.

Current Opportunities

The Corning Museum of Glass seeks a creative, energetic intern who is passionate about the arts and eager to gain real-world experience working in marketing at a museum whose mission is to “Inspire people to see glass in a new light.”
The Corning Museum of Glass seeks an eCommerce intern to assist with digital photo cropping, coordinating product photography, and overall merchandising maintenance of our retail website, shops.cmog.org. Interns will gain valuable insight into managing an eCommerce site and working as a part of a professional retail team. 
The Museum is seeking an intern to help with public and staff safety as a function of the Human Resources Department. The Safety Intern will gain valuable experience in project management, training, ADA compliance, and security.
The Studio Tech Intern will provide support to the Studio Facilities Manager and Technical Team in areas relating to preparation and execution of classes, residencies, rentals, and events. They will assist other programs as needed, engaging and building upon their glassmaking, teaching, and customer service skills. Interns will receive training across the facility, gaining an understanding of both the planning and the execution of The Studio’s programming, equipment maintenance, and supply organization.
The Studio Program Intern will provide administrative support to the Studio Director and Program Coordinator in areas relating to research, planning, promotion, and marketing of classes and events. They will assist the Make Your Own Glass and Fun With Glass programs, engaging and building upon their glassmaking, teaching, and customer service skills. The intern will receive training across this multi-faceted operation, gaining an understanding of both the planning and the execution of The Studio’s programming. This internship is offered in the fall or spring.
The Digital Media Department is pleased to offer an internship assisting with the organization, description, and management of digital video assets used for curatorial, educational, and marketing/communications projects. Working with the Digital Media Producer and Digital Asset Manager & Strategist, the Video Asset Management Intern will learn about the lifecycle of digital video in a museum setting. The preferred candidate should have an interest in managing digital video at an organizational level.
Join our team of reference librarians as the Public Services Intern and help connect everyone—from grade school students to studio artists to advanced scholars—with our multidisciplinary collections.
The Volunteer Program at The Corning Museum of Glass offers members of the community an exciting and enriching way to make a difference and get involved in the community. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities and provide ongoing training and support. Our members represent a diverse group, with volunteers ranging in age from 13 to 93.
The Corning Museum of Glass cares for and displays the world’s best collection of art and historical glass, encompassing 3,500 years of history and more than 50,000 glass objects. The Collections Management Intern will have the opportunity to shadow registrars, preparators, and the Collections and Exhibitions Manager to get a varied understanding of the department’s role and responsibility within the museum.
The Education Department of The Corning Museum of Glass is pleased to announce an internship open to students interested in assisting with museum interpretation related to the art, history, and science of glass. The internship provides an opportunity to study at the most comprehensive glass museum in the world, to have access to the library of record on glass, and to learn from top professionals in the field. 
The Rakow Research Library is pleased to offer an archives internship that will provide career-relevant, hands-on experience in archival processing. The Rakow Research Library is the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking, covering subject areas from archaeology to zoology and everything glass in between. The Special Collections & Archives Department holds over 200 manuscript collections from glass manufacturers, studios, renowned glass artists and scholars, as well as design drawings and works of art on paper.
The Corning Museum of Glass is seeking an intern to participate in an exciting and challenging three-month internship with the Hot Glass Demonstration Department. The chosen candidate will work alongside the Museum’s full time glassmakers to perform live demonstrations in glassblowing in a highly professional venue. The intern can expect to gain experience and develop their skills in teamwork and assisting, glassblowing, shop maintenance, and public speaking.
The Corning Museum of Glass, the international leader in the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge about the art, history, science, and technology of glass and glassmaking, has an exciting opportunity for an intern to participate in a summer-long internship with our Flameworking and Properties of Glass Demonstration Team.
Sharing our knowledge of glass conservation is an important aspect of the Museum’s mission. Graduate or post-graduate students with some experience treating glass objects are invited to apply to become a specialized trainee in the Museum's conservation department.

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