The Washington D.C. Internship Program

The Washington D.C. Internship Program (DCIP) is a full-time internship opportunity organized by the Vincent Price Art Museum in collaboration with East Los Angeles College (ELAC), the Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI), and the Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC), the National Gallery of Art (NGA). This unique internship is offered in conjunction with the Museum Studies Certificate Program at East Los Angeles College.

The five-week winter internship program provides East Los Angeles College students with the opportunity to engage in museum studies in their hometown of Los Angeles and with the nation's premier museum institutions in Washington D.C.

Program components:

  • Directed study course taken during Winter Intersession term (3-units)
  • One-week intern orientation with the Vincent Price Art Museum (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Four-week full-time internship with the Smithsonian Institution or National Gallery of Art
  • Program features:

  • Behind-the-scenes tours in Los Angeles and Washington D.C.
  • Exposure to a range of museum careers and academic programs
  • Workshops and networking events with museum professionals

  • The Washington D.C. Internship 2022 Online Applications are now closed.
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    The Washington D.C. Internship Program is made possible through the generous support of The Cynthia Lee Maughan Scholarship, Bank of America, MUFG Union Bank Foundation, and Barbara Hensleigh and Joe Andrews.

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    All exhibitions and programs at the Vincent Price Art Museum are underwritten by the Vincent Price Art Museum Foundation and East Los Angeles College.