M+ Internship M+實習
M+ Internship M+實習
M+ offers internships to graduates and emerging professionals with intakes in January and July every year. The year-long internship is full-time and paid. We seek creative and driven individuals who are interested in working in a collaborative environment where their voices and decisions will make a lasting impact.
Our interns are mentored by key museum staff from teams across M+, including Curatorial, Digital, Learning and Interpretation, Collection and Exhibition, and Museum Operations. In addition to gaining valuable insight into museum work, interns have the opportunity to grow their professional network from attending meetings, workshops, and off-site visits.
If you are looking to pursue a career in museums or the cultural field, or want to learn more about twentieth- and twenty-first-century visual culture, we encourage you to apply.
M+ Internship is supported by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Hong Kong.
Every year, interns are placed in various teams across the museum to work alongside some of the world’s leading museum professionals. Under the guidance of a mentor, interns gain experience in the various phases of developing museum exhibitions and programmes. They also assist with the research and care of the M+ Collections. The professional and theoretical training is designed to develop individual strengths and interests while exposing interns to the wide-ranging operations within the museum.
Since 2012, the M+ Internship has supported the growth of the next generation of cultural practitioners. Former interns have gone on to find success in the cultural field as curators, archivists, educators, and beyond.
Currently, there are three internship departments at M+. The intake of interns of different departments and their sub-teams may vary each year. You may refer to the latest information when the application is open.
Curatorial interns gain hands-on curatorial and exhibition-making experience. Mentored by one of our curators, they assist the curatorial department on M+ exhibitions and public programmes centred around the museum’s three main disciplinary areas of design and architecture, moving image, and visual art, as well as the thematic area of Hong Kong visual culture.
Digital team interns learn about the ways museums are integrating and developing technologies to engage their audiences. They gain practical experience in storytelling, audience engagement, and developing digital platforms. Mentored by one of our digital producers, interns assist in managing projects ranging from online platforms and in-gallery technologies to data enrichment and content development.
Learning and Interpretation
Learning and Interpretation interns take part in shaping the museum’s programmes that aim to build lasting relationships with its audiences through visual culture. Mentored by Learning and Interpretation curators, interns explore the different ways museums can encourage active participation in different audience groups and assist in creating and enriching experiences and accessible content at the museum.
Collection and Exhibition Department
Collection management interns gain the opportunity to learn about the management, care, and preservation of the wide range of objects and materials in the M+ Collections. They can learn the core processes involved in using, building, and maintaining a contemporary art, design, and moving image collection for different purposes. Interns work in one or more of the following collection management areas: archives and library, registration, database management, rights and images.
Conservation and Research (This position is not applicable for this intake)
Conservation and Research interns work under the supervision of a M+ Conservator. The internship provides interns with the opportunity to gain an understanding of the role of conservation within the museum environment and to learn about main issues related to preventative conservation and basic conservation treatment of a growing collection.
Graphic Design interns gain experience and training in working with the design team within a museum setting. Mentored by one of our designers, interns contribute to the design of exhibition graphics and marketing materials. They work with the Design team in conceiving, developing, and executing design projects for a range of exhibitions and museum departments.
Museum Operations Department
Retail and Commerce
Retail and Commerce interns gain hands-on training and commercial experience in a museum setting. Mentored by professionals from the Museum Retail and Commerce team, interns assist upcoming projects and tasks in areas of retail and e-commerce operations and development.
Visitor Services interns work under the supervision of M+ Visitor Services Operation Manager. The interns assist daily visitor services operation, including engaging visitors, collecting feedback, allocating manpower, and monitoring service standards. They also manage the Information Desk, cloakroom service, and related administrative work in frontline operations.
Strategic Projects (This position is not applicable for this intake)
Strategic Projects interns gain first-hand insights into the organisational planning and project management at M+. They can learn about and support projects which underpin the museum’s key organisational priorities including its Impact Framework, qualitative KPIs, visitor research, and sustainability programme.
The internship offers a good overview of the museum's diverse fundraising efforts, including structured membership schemes, individual donations, corporate sponsorships and trusts and foundations grants. Working with a development manager, the intern gains hand-on experience in supporting a wide range of development related projects and events, such as exhibition openings, VIP events related to Art Basel HK and other events.
Candidates who have been selected for interviews will be contacted directly regarding their application status. Successful applicants will be notified within four weeks from the submission deadline. If you have not heard from us, please consider your application unsuccessful.
Application is now closed.
Graduates with less than two years of work experience are welcome to apply for this programme. Successful applicants are selected based on their interest, academic training, professional experience, and departmental need. Previous museum experience is not required.
Currently, the programme is only open to permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Interns who have previously participated in the programme may not reapply.
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