Kai Alexis Smith is the recipient of the ARLIS/NA 2013 Internship Award. The prestigious award grants $2,500 to support a period of internship for a student preparing for a career in art librarianship or visual resources curatorship. In addition to the $2,500 stipend, Ms. Smith will receive a one-year complimentary membership in ARLIS/NA.

Kai Smith is currently a student at Pratt Institute where she is working to complete both a master of science in library science and a master of arts in the history of art. She also holds a BFA in writing from Pratt. Ms. Smith has experience working in a variety of library settings including both museum and public libraries.

The Internship Award Subcommittee reviewed 35 applications and is pleased to report that many of them were outstanding. While only one Internship Award is granted each year, ARLIS/NA does maintain a list of paid and unpaid internship opportunities on its Internship Roster; interested students and potential hosts are encouraged to visit the Internship Roster website for more information.