Seattle Art Museum – Frances Blakemore & Griffith Way Internship Program

The Seattle Art Museum will once again be hosting the Frances Blakemore & Griffith Way Internship Program for the Fall 2022, Winter 2023, and Spring 2023 academic quarters.

This paid internship offers an outstanding opportunity for students of Asian art, culture, and history to work at a top ranked Asian art museum. Under the mentorship of SAM’s Asian art curators, interns will gain intimate knowledge about the day-to-day responsibilities of a curator, enhance their knowledge of Asian art, and gain professional research experience in an area directly related to their studies.

Applicants may fill out the attached form and submit their materials directly to, with their name in the Subject line. Applicants may also apply through the UW Handshake account found on the UW Career Services website, or apply electronically through our website here.

Graduate students in East Asian Studies and Art History are preferred, though we will also consider students in other degree programs who have a strong, demonstrated interest in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean Studies. The internship may be divided among students on a quarterly basis, depending on applicant availability.

2022-23 Blakemore Internship Application