Undergraduate and graduate level students gain experience and exposure to a professional archive work environment through BMF's Internship Program. Internship positions vary but are usually available in a variety of departments including Curatorial, Development, Education, and Library.  While at BMF, interns will participate in activities conducive to their academic and professional growth. Internships are unpaid, but are available for academic credit if the intern arranges this through their school.

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The Bob Mizer Foundation offers part-time internships during both the summer and academic year. The Foundation seeks current students and recent graduates.

BMF's internship program offers unpaid internships unless the internship title specifies that is it a paid internship. Students may be eligible to earn academic credit. Credit is managed through individual academic institutions and students are required to coordinate all details of receiving credit.

BMF’s internship program provides students with a wide range of opportunities and experiences. Internship experiences may include researching artists, exhibitions, and programs, conducting market research, or writing press releases. Interns may also engage in forums for developing workshops, tours, lectures, dialogues, symposia,
curricula, performances, and other interpretive public programs that cater to a variety of audiences.

For more information please email us on the Contact Page.


The Bob Mizer Foundation provides a welcoming place for people to connect with art and to consider its relationship to their lives. BMF collects, preserves, and exhibits objects from across time and across cultures,
exploring the dynamic connections between past and present.

• BMF does not provide travel, relocation or housing assistance for interns.
• Internship time commitments vary between minimum 8 hours per week to maximum 35 hours per week. Selected interns will coordinate their schedules with their intern mentors. Refer to the individual position descriptions for more details.


Some BMF internships have alternate requirements or require additional application materials. Please refer to the details on specific internship position descriptions about who can apply and what should be included in the application.

Students interested in an internship at BMF should send the following materials together in one package or PDF:
❑ Internship application (ONLINE HERE)
❑ Cover letter explaining your reasons for applying to the Bob Mizer Foundation Internship program. Letter should include: what you feel you can contribute to the department in which you are applying, what you hope to gain from the experience, and how this kind of experience might help enhance your education and career plans.

Please indicate the internship(s) to which you are applying and state the reasons for your choice.
❑ Resume
❑ Two letters of recommendation (forms attached). Letters of recommendation may be submitted by the writer, separately from the other application materials.
❑ Other information as specified on the internship position description.


Application Form Link



Internship Coordinator
Bob Mizer Foundation
920 Larkin St 
San Francisco, CA 94109

Do not hand deliver applications.


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Winter Quarter: November 1
Spring Quarter: February 1
Summer Quarter: April 1

Big Brother believes it is essential to tell you and me what is suitable for us to read and see—-apparently we lack the his wisdom and discernment and must not attempt to decide such things for ourselves.
Bob Mizer
Physique Pictorial October 1964