Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

The Corning Museum of Glass offers exciting internship opportunities to college students in a variety of disciplines, including (but not limited to): museum studies, museum education, communications, information technology, and library science.

All applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, unless otherwise noted.

Application Process

To apply for a specific internship or to express an interest in another area, please submit a resume and cover letter including:

  • The internship for which you are applying (or area of interest for general inquiries)
  • The term you are seeking an internship for ( Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)
  • How your skills/experiences have prepared you for an internship with CMoG
  • What you hope to gain from the experience
  • Required number of hours (if any)

All application materials should be submitted via email to

Current Opportunities

The Digital Media Department is pleased to offer an undergraduate internship assisting with the organization, description, and management of digital photography and video used for curatorial, educational, and marketing/communications projects. Working with the Digital Asset Manager & Strategist, interns will learn about the life cycle of digital media in a museum setting. The preferred candidate should have an interest in managing digital photography and video at an organizational level.
The Rakow Research Library at The Corning Museum of Glass and West Lake Conservators are excited to offer two positions for joint internships in the field of paper and photograph conservation.
The GlassBarge brings the excitement of live glassmaking from The Corning Museum of Glass to waterfront communities along historic waterways of New York State. The Museum has taken mobile hot shops across the globe. This all-new, world-class performance venue brings floating Hot Glass Demos to the Museum’s New York State neighbors along the Erie Canal and its connected waterways in 2017 and 2018. The GlassBarge Intern will assist with all aspects of the GlassBarge project, including project and event planning, outreach, and communications. The intern will be a part of a cross departmental team of professionals dedicated to the success of the GlassBarge. The ideal candidate is creative, energetic, detail oriented, extremely organized, passionate about the arts, and eager to gain real world experience working for a world renowned cultural institution.
The Steuben & Retail Ecommerce sales channels drive revenue for CMoG thru online sales activity. As new products become available, we must quickly photograph them and get them added to our website to best service our customers. The Retail Ecommerce Photographer Intern will play an integral part in the photography of new and existing acquisitions, while learning from some of the top professionals in the field.
The Volunteer Program at The Corning Museum of Glass offers members of the community an exciting and enriching way to make a difference and get involved the community. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, and provide ongoing training and support. Our members represent a diverse group, with volunteers ranging in age from 13 to 93. The Volunteer Program Intern will work closely with the Volunteer Program Supervisor and Volunteer Program Coordinator to create new training and other learning opportunities for the volunteers, and to assist with the recruitment and onboarding of new volunteers.
The Corning Museum of Glass cares for and displays the world’s best collection of art and historical glass, encompassing 3500 years of history and more than 50,000 glass objects. The collections management intern will have the opportunity to shadow registrars, preparators and the Collections and Exhibitions Manager to get a varied understanding of the department’s role and responsibility within the museum.
The Education Department of The Corning Museum of Glass is pleased to announce an internship open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in assisting with museum interpretation related to the art, history, and science of glass. The internship provides an opportunity to study at the most comprehensive glass museum in the world, to have access to the library of record on glass, and to learn from top professionals in the field. 
The Rakow Research Library is seeking a library or information science student with an interest in archives for an internship.
The Corning Museum of Glass is seeking an intern to participate in an exciting and challenging three month internship with the Hot Glass Demonstration Department. The chosen candidate will work alongside the Museum’s full time glassmakers to perform live demonstrations in glassblowing in a highly professional venue. The intern can expect to gain experience and develop his/her skills in teamwork and assisting, glassblowing, shop maintenance, and public speaking.
The Corning Museum of Glass, the international leader in the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge about the art, history, science, and technology of glass and glassmaking has an exciting opportun
The Rakow Research Library is seeking a Library or Information Science student with an interest in reference for an internship.
Sharing our knowledge of glass conservation is an important aspect of the Museum’s mission. Graduate or post-graduate students with some experience treating glass objects are invited to apply to become a specialized trainee in the Museum's conservation department.

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In order to finish up her Bachelor of Technology in Network Administration from Alfred State College, Cordelia McBride interned at The Corning Museum of Glass in the Information Technology department. She interned full-time and spent 525 hours at CMoG to complete this task. She thoroughly enjoyed... more
This post comes from Natasa Krsmanovic and Nicole Monjeau, Rakow Library interns who worked on conserving the Whitefriars cartoon collection over the summer. Read more about this project in previous posts. From mid-May to mid-August, we treated a variety of stained glass cartoons at the Rakow... more
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