Jobs, Internships, and Volunteering

There are many ways to get involved with the Magnes!

Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) for UC Berkeley Students

UC Berkeley's Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) is designed to involve Berkeley undergraduates more deeply in the research life of the University. The Program provides opportunities for UC Berkeley students to work with faculty on the cutting edge research projects for which Berkeley is world-renowned.

The Magnes partners with URAP to provide opportunities for Cal students to work closely with Curator and Professor Francesco Spagnolo and Assistant Curator Shir Gal Kochavi on our world-renowned research projects to deepen their knowledge and skills in areas of special interest, while experiencing what it means to be a part of an intellectual community engaged in research.

Visit the URAP website to learn more about research openings at The Magnes.


An internship at the Magnes is a great way to earn academic credits or to gain experience in the arts and the non-profit arena. High school, college, and graduate students interested in museum studies, art, Jewish studies, non-profit development, marketing, management, libraries and archives are encouraged to contact the Magnes at

Previous interns have been associated with the following universities:

  • Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  • John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA
  • San Francisco Art Institute, CA
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA
  • University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
  • Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
  • Middlebury College, DL
  • Oulu University, Finland


Volunteering is an exciting way to get involved with the Magnes. We are currently recruiting volunteers to to provide on-going support for exhibitions and special events. Days and hours are flexible to meet individual needs. New volunteers are welcome throughout the year. No art background is required. All training will be provided. For more information or to make an appointment for an interview and tour, contact us at

Types of Volunteer tasks:

  • Assist with Magnes events
    • Welcome visitors to the galleries and auditorium
    • Usher/take tickets at lectures and special events
    • Possibly lead tours to visiting groups
  • Assist with mailing announcements, newsletters, etc.

The Magnes frequently engages interns and volunteers, with a wide scope of available projects. If there are no current internship positions listed, you may still want to contact us at Provide a copy of your resume and a detailed letter outlining your interests and in which area you would like to contribute and gain experience.