Internships are offered during the whole year. Internship projects are based on MOCA Shanghai needs and requirements and assigned to interns with the appropriate interests, skills and experience.


To provide an opportunity for university students to gain practical experience of museology and familiarity with the development of contemporary art. Interns learn together in a creative atmosphere and acquaint themselves with the life and culture of Shanghai. Interns will involve in the daily operation of the museum, assisting in administrative matters as well as exhibition installation, marketing and communication and educational programs. Interns have the opportunity to carry out independent research or study programs.

Museum Departments

The following are brief descriptions of the departments that offer internships at MOCA Shanghai. Please list your three departmental choices on the space provided in the application form. We look closely at this information to best match an intern's skills and experience with departmental needs. If you are accepted, we cannot guarantee that you will be placed in the department of your first choice.

  • Exhibition and Curatorial Support (exhibition-related administration, presentation and publication);
  • External Affairs (sponsorship, membership, corporate events);
  • Education and Research Support (programs for school, family, adult and the community);
  • Museum Archive & Library (collects, preserves and makes available for research the records of MOCA Shanghai);
  • Marketing and Communications (communications, graphic design, marketing, visitor services and retail).


Minimum two months, maximum six months. Internships begin on the first of the month and end on the last day of each month.

Required Commitment
30 hours per week minimum.

University students (third and fourth year), graduate students, international students, and beginning professionals may apply.

Application Procedure

The completed application form, a curriculum vitae, two letters of reference and university transcripts (if applicable) should be mailed together to the MOCA Shanghai Internship Officer at the address listed below.

Please note that you have to specify the time of the year you are applying for, and that your application will be considered for that period of time only.


*Note:All application materials delivered are not refundable.


Download Internship Application Form [doc] [pdf]

Enquiries regarding Internship

Internship Officer
Address: People's Park, 231 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai, 200003, China
Tel: +86 21 63279900
Fax: +86 21 63271257