Internship & Job Opportunities

 Internships at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles provide students in an accredited program the opportunity to gain professional experience in a museum setting. Internship opportunities are offered year round with a minimum commitment of three months. Museum internships are unpaid but hours maybe exchanged for school credit based on coursework and academic requirements. Students will be placed according to their skill set, qualifications and interest. The museum provides internships in the following areas:

  • Collections
  • Exhibitions
  • Marketing
  • Museum Engagement
  • Development

To apply, please email the following to

  • A cover letter
  • A full resume or curriculum vitae of education and employment history
  • A list of relevant course work completed
  • Two letters of recommendation

Fall Internship

The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is looking for an intern o join our team during the exciting and eventful close of our fortieth year. 

SJMQT internships provide the opportunity for students to gain professional experience in a museum setting. Applicants will be placed according to their wide variety of the activities that make up the workings of an arts nonprofit.

Interns must have strong writing and communications skills. No particular majors are required, but applicants should have an interest in nonprofit work and the arts. In addition to doing desk work, interns assist in installation for exhibitions and should be comfortable with lifting heavy objects and climbing ladders. 

Applicants should either be currently attending college or have graduated within the past five years. Intern commitments are between 15 and 25 hours a week for a minimum of three months. Positions are unpaid, but hours may be exchanged for school credit. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to