The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is looking for interns to join our team during our exciting and eventful fourth decade. 

SJMQT internships provide the opportunity for students to gain professional experience in a museum setting. Applicants will be placed according to their abilities with either Marketing or Exhibitions, but will have the chance to take part in the wide variety of the activities that make up the workings of an arts nonprofit.

“As I am currently applying to internships in New York, I am able to highlight the valuable skills from working at SJMQT. Working consistently on the blog has allowed me to develop skills in not only writing, but also a deeper appreciation for art and its personal relationship to myself and relevance in society. The research skills I have obtained through thoroughly searching for potential artists, and to gain experience in writing press releases, has given me such an advantage in both my resume and personal skill set.”
— 2018 Summer Exhibitions Intern

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. Second language speakers are a plus.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