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• Starts Jun 9

Interpretive Media: Interpretation Evaluation Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

San Francisco

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Off-cycle Internship

Media & JournalismSan Francisco


  • Interpretive Media (IM) at SFMOMA is an award-winning, in-house educational media department focused on the creation of educational audio/video assets and interactive experiences for in-museum and online use. IM puts artist and community voices at the center of compelling stories designed to make modern and contemporary art more meaningful, relevant and accessible to a broad and diverse public.
  • The Summer 2024 Internship will offer 10-weeks of hands-on experience and mentorship along with weekly presentations and discussions with various departments in the museum, off-site educational visits within the Bay Area community, and access to various tours and events within the museum.


  • Understand gallery interpretation within a museum’s content ecosystem, and its role in arriving at visitor outcomes and audience experience goals.
  • Develop hands on experience with quantitative and qualitative evaluation tools such as observation rubrics, surveys and data analysis.
  • This internship would be great for a diverse range of students including those studying museum studies, sociology, or statistics.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in school or a recent graduate. The SFMOMA recognizes a graduation date within 6 months of the internship start date as a recent graduate.
  • Completed application via SFMOMA's job site
  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating the specific internship of interest. Describe the experience you bring, why you are interested in museum or nonprofit work, reasons for applying to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and your goals for the internship.
  • Two letters of recommendation from either a college professor or former employer.
  • College transcript: Transcripts can be unofficial but need to be legible.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Media & Journalism


  • Under the mentorship of the Director of Interpretive Media and the Chief Education and Community Engagement Officer, the Interpretation Evaluation Intern will conduct qualitative and quantitative research to determine audience response and impact of the museum’s Gallery Interpretation program.
  • Over the 10-week program the Interpretation Evaluation Intern will evaluate and report on SFMOMA’s Gallery Interpretation program, including Interpretive Galleries, audio guides, in-gallery didactics, artist videos and ephemera displays. Work will include:
  • Develop tools for evaluation of visitor outcomes and Interpretive Impacts
  • Interview internal stakeholders regarding Interpretive Planning
  • Conduct visitor studies through observation
  • Conduct and transcribe visitor interviews
  • Tally and code visitor response cards
  • Quantify data of onsite engagement
  • Prepare reports on the above data


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Start date

Jun 9, 2024

Application deadline

Mar 15, 2024


San Francisco