Education Department Internship


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.


  • Actively participate on content and program development teams
  • Conduct project-based research
  • Modify web-based glass dictionary to appeal to various learning styles

Learning/Training Opportunities

  • Gain an understanding of museum education in a specialized art museum
  • Experience interdisciplinary planning, programming, interpretation, and evaluation in an institution dedicated to art, history, science, and technology
  • Take advantage of opportunities for professional development


  • Interest in becoming a museum educator
  • Currently enrolled in one of the following degree programs: science or art education, museum education or museum studies, non-profit management
  • Energetic, resourceful, and motivated
  • Excellent writing, research, and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong capacity to work independently

Additional Benefits

  • Monthly stipend up to $2,500
  • 25% discount in The Corning Museum of Glass Shops and Café
  • Free admission to the museum for you and your guests
  • Opportunities to attend staff events and artist lectures
  • When requested, we are willing to work with your institution to provide academic credit

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit the following to

  • A current resume;
  • A cover letter explaining your current areas of study and interest in glass museum education; and
  • Two sealed letters of recommendation or contact information (phone and email) for references.
    • Sealed letters of recommendation can be mailed to: The Corning Museum of Glass, Internship Program Supervisor, 5 Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830

Applications are due March 15 for summer internships.

The Corning Museum of Glass is an Equal Opportunity Employer.