Volunteer/Intern - Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh


Connect with art, science, or natural history—and your community

Expand your horizons, meet interesting people, and surround yourself with some of civilization’s greatest achievements. Whether you work with the public or behind the scenes, volunteering or interning with one of the four Carnegie Museums offers the opportunity to share your passion, gain work experience in a creative environment, support the community, explore your potential, learn something new, and make new friends.

Find your niche as a volunteer
At Carnegie Museums, we celebrate curiosity, discovery, and experiential engagement! Our diverse volunteer community welcomes people of all ages, abilities, educations levels, and employment backgrounds. Opportunities exist for everyone, including teens, students, and adults. Volunteers work on the museum floors with the public and behind-the-scenes with curators, educators, scientists, and other museum staff. Teens also assist with museum summer camps, special projects, and youth programming. 

Intern with us to gain hands-on experience
Limited internships and other experiential learning opportunities are available at all four museums. Some intern positions may require at least one year of college or university to be completed and a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.

The Perks

All volunteers and interns enjoy free admission to all four museums; a subscription to CARNEGIE magazine; discounts on parking, classes, food services and gift shops; networking, recognition, enrichment and social opportunities; and education sessions and training.

Teen Volunteer Opportunities
Are you a teen who loves Carnegie Museums? Are you looking for a fun and exciting way to spend your summer and gain valuable experience? Apply to become a teen volunteer assistant with our museum summer camps! As a summer camps teen volunteer, you will help museum staff and camp educators with a variety of educational activities to ensure campers have a fun, safe, engaging experience.

  • Carnegie Museum of Art Summer Camps: Teen applicants must be 16+. Click here to apply.
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History Summer Camps: Teen applicants must be 14+. Click here to apply.
  • Powdermill Nature Reserve Summer Camps: Teen applicants must be age 14-19. Click here to apply.

Please Note: Volunteer placement is determined by a combination of staffing needs, experience, and availability.

Other Programming Just For Teens
Did you know we offer special ways for teens to discover, engage, tour, explore, and more?
Learn more about our Free Teen Membership and programming.