Get Involved

Interns, Volunteers and Federal Work-Study Positions

Are you passionate about fashion history and curious about what goes on behind-the-scenes in a busy museum? From conducting curatorial research to sewing accession tags into garments and assisting with exhibition installations, interns, volunteers, and Federal Work-Study students are an integral part of our ongoing success. Through matching your skills and interests with a specific project, the FIDM Museum is committed to offering volunteers, interns, and Federal Work-Study students a dynamic and enriching experience.

Volunteers must keep a weekly commitment of 8 hours. Interns must keep a weekly commitment of 15–40 hours for at least 12 weeks. We accept interns seeking academic credit for undergraduate level or above; interns must make appropriate arrangements with their academic institution. Applications (cover letter and resumé) will be reviewed upon receipt, and qualifying applicants will be interviewed prior to beginning internship. Applications for internships are due on the following dates: summer internships April 1, fall internships July 1, spring internships November 1. To submit your application or for additional information, please contact the Curator’s Office at 213.623.5821 or email .

For qualifying enrolled FIDM students, the Federal Work-Study program is a great way to become involved with the Museum. The Federal Work-Study program requires that students work no more than 20 hours per week. Please contact Financial Services to see if you qualify before applying at the Museum Office, Suite 250.