National Museum Internship Programme was announced by Sh. N K Sinha Secretary, Ministry of Culture, at the 55th Foundation Day celebrations of the National Museum on 18th December 2015. To engage with young and enthusiastic audiences, National Museum offers research-oriented Internships with various departments at the museum, creating a platform for interns to have a dialogue with experts from the art and culture sector. Internships opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students who want to work for research for collection, learn about museum practices and acquire to learn professional skills.
Duration of Internship
For summer months May, June, and July. The period for an internship can be 6,9 and 12 weeks. Last date for receiving applications for summer internships is 10th March every year.
For winter months December, January, and February. The period for an internship can be 6,9 and 12 weeks. The last date for receiving applications for winter internships is 30th November Every Year for the winter session.
Eligibility of the Internship
National Museum has more than 10 departments, and objects representing Pre-historic to modern times. There are different eligibility criteria for each department with different projects. The students from history, art history, science, architecture, design, engineering, photography, library sciences and languages are encouraged to apply after going through the projects and themes offered by different
departments in detail.
Process of selection
Applications will be shortlisted based on qualifications and SOP. The interview will be conducted by a panel of experts. The medium of the interview can be a video interview, telephonic interview, and personal interview.
How to Apply for the Internship
Download and fill in the form attached here (Download Application Form) and email it at [email protected] with the following attachments
• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of Purpose (500-750 words)
• One reference letter from any teacher/ professor
• Photocopy of College I-card
• Writing sample (1500-2000 words)
Guidelines for Applications
- Each program can accommodate 22 interns.
- Applicants should have a keen interest in the field of museums and must have identified specific subject areas where they want to work in.
- The applicant will have to submit a brief bio with a short statement of purpose (SOP).
- Working hours would be 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Saturday. Interns are expected to be regular and punctual.
- Interns are expected to be present in the museum at office times, except when assigned work outside the premises.
- Any material produced during the period of the internship will be the intellectual property of the museum. If the intern wishes to use it as part of research permission has to be sought and the museum has to be properly acknowledged.
- A report and presentation to be made by the interns at the end of the intern period.
- Interns will be awarded certificates upon successful completion of the internship.
- It will be an unpaid internship. Interns may not claim any remuneration for the period of the internship, including travel costs, accommodation, etc.
For further details, please contact
Museum Education Officer
Ph.: 011 – 23019272 (237)