Internship Roster

Browse for internship opportunities in Art, Architecture, & Design Libraries and Visual Resource Centers throughout North America.

If your institution's internship program is not listed here, please fill out the Internship Submission Form.

If you need to update or delete your listing, please contact the Professional Development Committee.


Alabama

Clarence B. Hanson, Jr. Library at the Birmingham Museum of Art

Contact: Laura Woodard
Address: 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods Jr, Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 297-8065
Email: library@artsbma.org
URL: https://www.artsbma.org/plan-your-visit/clarence-b-hanson-jr-library/
Description: Intern will learn about and participate in all aspects of managing a 35,000-volume collection that serves as a resource for Museum staff and is open to the public. Major projects will be tailored to intern's learning and career goals; possibilities include cataloging, archival processing, digital projects, developing outreach programs, and working with rare books and ephemera. Librarian is willing to work with intern to ensure course credit if desired.
Pay type: unpaid
Course credit Negotiable
Deadline for submission: No deadline

date entered/updated: 19 April 2020

California

Laguna College of Art + Design

Contact: Viet Vu, Michalle Gould
Address:  2222 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone:  (949) 376-6000 ext. 225
Email: libcheckout@lcad.edu
URL: https://www.lcad.edu
Description: Individually designed to meet the student's learning outcomes, an internship in the LCAD Library may include the following: performing collection development functions, reference and instruction, cataloging, developing website tutorials, participating in a digitization project and/or archival processing.
Pay type: unpaid
Deadline: open

date entered/updated: 19 April 2020

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Contact: David Senior
Address: 151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-357-4121
Email: dsenior@sfmoma.org
URL: https://www.sfmoma.org
Description: The aim of SFMOMA's Library and Archives Department is to provide interns a well-rounded experience in an art library environment. This internship opportunity works directly with our Library collections and participates in a processing project within our diverse holdings. The interns will work with the Head of the SFMOMA Library & Archives and the Library's Cataloger, who will serve as supervisors. The museum currently supports paid summer internships, which run annually from June-Aug. Preference is given to MLS/MLIS students interested in working in the field of art librarianship and/or museum archives
Pay type: paid, stipend
Deadline: February 16, 2020 (check back in late 2020 for future opportunities)

date entered/updated: 19 April 2020

The Getty Foundation

Address: 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Email: gradinterns@getty.edu
Phone: (310) 440-7320
URL: https://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/current/gradinterns/index.html
Description: Getty Graduate Internships are offered in the four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust—the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation, as well as in Getty Publications—to graduate students who intend to pursue careers in the visual arts. Training and work experience placements are available in areas such as curatorial, education, conservation, research, publications, information management, public programs, and grantmaking. To learn more about the Graduate Intern experience, follow the #GettyGrad conversation on Facebook.
Pay Type: Paid
Deadline: Applications closed for Fall 2020 interns; check website for 2021-22 deadlines and application.

Date entered/updated: 19 April 2020

University of California, Los Angeles - UCLA Arts Library

Contact: Janine Henri or Robert Gore
Address: 1400 Public Affairs Building, Box 951392, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1392
Phone: 310-206-4587; 310-206-5426
Email: jhenri@library.ucla.edu, rjcgore@library.ucla.edu
URL: https://www.library.ucla.edu/location/arts-library
Description: Please note: Internships are only available to ARLIS/NA Internship Award recipients or to UCLA students. Opportunities to assist with collection development and management activities, user education, pathfinder or tutorial creation, website development, exhibits, and more.
Pay type: unpaid
Deadline: No deadline

date entered/updated: 19 April 2020

District of Columbia

Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Contact: Marisa Bourgoin
Address: PO Box 37012, Victor Building, Suite 2200, MRC 937, Washington, D.C. 200137012
Phone: 202-633-7986
Email: bourgoinm@si.edu
URL: https://www.aaa.si.edu/about/internship-fellowship-and-volunteer-opportunities
Description: The Archives of American Art has opportunities for internships throughout the year for both undergraduate and graduate students. Internships encourage students to explore careers related to archival, information management, curatorial, and art history fields. Internships are structured around current and ongoing projects and may include the preparation of subject guides and collection finding aids; researching and planning exhibitions; archival processing and preservation; web site development; special registrar projects; scanning historical documents and photographs; database management, etc.
Pay type: paid
Deadline: ongoing

date entered/updated: 19 April 2020

Arthur D. Jenkins Library at the Textile Museum

Contact: Tracy Meserve
Address: 701 21 St NW, Washington, DC 20052
Phone: 202-994-5918
Email: tmeserve@gwu.edu
Website: https://museum.gwu.edu/library
Description: As a leading resource for the global study of textiles, the multilingual collections of the Arthur D. Jenkins Library (ADJL) at the George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum emphasize scholarship on the textiles of Asia, Africa, and the indigenous Americas. ADJL graduate and undergraduate interns have the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of routine and special project-related library activities, including but not limited to collection assessment, resource description and processing, marketing, and participation in a digital repository initiative. Interns are afforded a unique opportunity to be part of an active, dynamic museum and to gain a first-hand experience in museum librarianship. Internships generally last for a single semester, however longer internships or practicums are welcome. For more information, visit http://museum.gwu.edu/jobs-internships.
Pay type: unpaid
Deadline: Ongoing

date entered: 19 April 2020

National Gallery of Art

Contact: Department of Academic Programs
Address: Division of Education, National Gallery of Art, 2000B, South Club Drive, Landover, MD, 20785
Phone: 202-842-6257
Email: intern@nga.gov
Website: https://www.nga.gov/education/interns-fellows.html
Description: Academic year and summer internships are offered annually in various museums departments including the Library, Library Image Collections, Gallery Archives, and Curatorial Records.

Since 1964 the National Gallery of Art has offered professional museum training to candidates from all backgrounds through a variety of internship and volunteer programs. In addition to the Gallery's paid internships and fellowships, a number of unpaid internships and research assistantships are available.
Pay type: Paid & unpaid
Deadline: Ongoing

date entered/updated: 19 April 2020

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Library and Research Center

Contact Tricia Glaser
Address: 1250 New York Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: 202-783-7365
Email: tglaser@nmwa.org
Website: http://www.nmwa.org/about/internships
Description: NMWA offers a limited number of paid internships. Possible responsibilities and projects include cataloging and processing special collections, answering reference questions, maintaining artist files for the Archives of Women Artists, cataloging backlog material, and assisting with library exhibitions. We will try to match the intern with appropriate projects based on skills and interests. Please see website for application requirements, FAQs and deadlines.
Pay type: paid
Deadline: Ongoing - see website

date entered/updated: 19 April 2020

Smithsonian American Art/National Portrait Gallery

Contact: Alexandra Reigle
Address: AA/PG Library, Victor Building, Suit 2100, MRC 975, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: 202-663-8230
Email: aapglibrary@si.edu
Website: https://library.si.edu/libraries/aapg
Description: The Smithsonian American Art/National Portrait Gallery (AA/PG) Library is concentrated in the areas of American art, portraiture, history, and biography and houses 180,000 books and serials, special collections, artist files, artists' books, ephemeral materials, auction catalogs, scrapbooks, microforms, and electronic resources. The library attempts to match projects with interns' interests and abilities, and provides experience with the daily operations of a large art library serving the American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery staff, visiting scholars, interns, students, as well as members of the general public. AA/PG Library interns may work on current and ongoing projects that include (but are not limited to) special collections, gift and exchange, item level cataloging of periodicals, inventory of back issues, vertical files, and maintenance of the physical collection through space management and conservation procedures. Library internships are unpaid but may be eligible for college credit.
Pay type: Unpaid; selective paid opportunities on Smithsonian Libraries internships page
Deadline: Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer opportunities

date entered/updated: 19 April 2020

Florida

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Contact:

Debi Schalch, Student Services Coordinator (paid internships), Elisa Hansen, Head Librarian (unpaid internships)
Address: 401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243

Phone:

941-359-5700 ext 4401

Email:

debi.schalch@conservatory.fsu.edu, elisa.hansen@ringling.org

Website:

https://www.ringling.org

Description:

The intern position at the Library of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art will provide the student with exposure to all aspects of special art librarianship. It will mentor the student in learning the provision and management of information services at one of the finest art libraries in the southeast United States. The intern will assist the Librarian in specific projects, including digitization projects, conservation plan, and research on rare books.

Pay type:

paid

Deadline:

February 14, 2020 (check back for 2021 deadlines)

date entered/updated: 19 April 2020

Illinois

Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries

The Ryerson & Burnham Libraries constitute a major art and architecture research collection serving The Art Institute of Chicago and scholars in the fields of art and architectural history with more than 500,000 print titles and 100,000 auction catalogs. All periods and media are covered, but special emphasis is placed on architecture of the 18th through 20th centuries and 19th century painting, prints, drawings, and decorative arts. Special collections of the Libraries include over 10,000 items.

Projects can be designed to fit practicum or internship requirements for MLS and other academic or professional programs providing field experience. Projects completed during an internship will vary depending on the department within the Libraries the intern is placed.

Please indicate the term you are applying for in your resume or cover letter.

 

UNPAID, ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES

Special Collections Internship
Contact: Doug Litts
Address: 111 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-443-3671
Email: dlitts@artic.edu
Website: https://www.artic.edu/careers/internships
Description: The internship will involve working with a librarian on a special project in acquisitions, cataloging, serials, or digitization, tailored to meet the needs and the career goals of each individual student.

Qualifications: Upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, or students in professional programs with a commitment to excellence. Good communication and interpersonal skills, knowledge of art or architecture history, good organizational skills, previous library experience.

Length of program: Semester long internships. At least one day per week, Monday-Friday

Pay type: Unpaid
Deadline: Ongoing

 

Technical Services Internship:
Contact: Karen Stafford
Address: 111 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-443-3914
Email: kstafford2@artic.edu
Website: https://www.artic.edu/careers/internships
Description:

The internship will involve working with a librarian on a special project in acquisitions, cataloging, serials, or digitization, tailored to meet the needs and the career goals of each individual student.

Qualifications: Upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, or students in professional programs with a commitment to excellence. Good communication and interpersonal skills, knowledge of art or architecture history, good organizational skills, previous library experience.

Length of program: Semester long internships. At least one day per week, Monday-Friday

Pay type: unpaid
Deadline: Ongoing

 

Institutional Archives Internship
Contact: Bart Ryckbosch
Address: 111 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-443-4777
Email: bryckbosch@artic.edu
Website:  https://www.artic.edu/careers/internships
Description:

The Institutional Archives of the Art Institute of Chicago were established in 1987 as a department within the structure of the Ryerson Library. The department preserves, accumulates and manages the documentation of the corporate history of the Museum and the School.

Internship opportunities are available in the following areas:

  • Records Management:
    • Assisting the Archivist in all aspects of records management, including data entry, database management, logistic support to various school and museum departments, interaction with vendors.
  • Digitization of Art Institute publications and photographs
    • Hands-on scanning of historic publications and photographs
    • Composing metadata and attaching these to the pdfs in preparation of web-release
    • Periodically updating website
  • Processing of archival collections
    • Packing and handling, organizing, rehousing and compiling finding aids (= archival inventories) of collections of personal papers of artists and individuals affiliated with the Art Institute (teachers, curators, donors, trustees)

A combination of the above three fields is possible.

Qualifications: The Institutional Archives are looking for energetic interns who can work a flexible schedule, who enjoy the museum, archives and library environment and who are able to work at least a summer or a semester's length of time. We are willing to work with any level college student. Majors which would best fit the internship include: Library Sciences, Information Technology, Art History, Fine Arts, Anthropology, Museum Studies, but we are open to others who may be interested in the broader cultural world or non-profit work.

Length of program: Semester-long internships, approximately 10-15 hours a week.

Pay type:  unpaid
Deadline: ongoing

 

Archives Practicum
Contact: Nathaniel Parks
Address: 111 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-857-7676
Email: nparks@artic.edu
Website: https://www.artic.edu/careers/internships
Description: The Archives' mission is to collect artists' and architects' papers that complement and extend both the 400,000+ volumes of the Libraries' collection as well as the permanent collections of the museum's curatorial departments. The Archives' collections are notably strong in late 19th- and 20th-century American architecture, with particular depth in Midwest architecture. Architects such as Edward Bennett, Daniel Burnham, Bruce Goff, Bertrand Goldberg, Ludwig Hilberseimer, Mies van der Rohe, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright are represented in a broad range of papers. As well, the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago is documented through photographs by C.D. Arnold and through a small collection of ephemera. The Century of Progress International Exposition of 1933-1934 in Chicago and the World's Fair of 1939 in New York are also each represented in an individual archive. The Historic Architecture and Landscape Image Collection (HALIC), a large collection of mounted photographic prints and lantern slides, provides valuable historic records of American architecture, landscape design, and urban planning. Other significant collections include the papers of artists, designers and scholars such as Ivan Albright, Irving Penn and George Collins.

A few of the many valuable experiences we may offer a graduate student with interest in Archives are:

  • Survey, arrange, process, and provide preservation and intellectual access to large and small collections. Add accruals to existing collections; evaluate and reorganize existing collections to better facilitate access accordingly.
  • Review and update existing finding aids and encode new finding aids in EAD.
  • Assist in the establishment, organization, editing, and application of metadata for new and existing digital objects. Digitize collection items when appropriate and develop content for online exhibits, publications, and other uses as required.
  • Assist patrons and researchers in navigating collections on-site and online; respond to email research inquiries.

It is our goal to create Library Practicum and Internship experiences that are tailored to meet the needs and the career goals of each individual student.

Qualifications: Library and Information Science students are preferred, but we also consider anyone who has had work or internship experience in archives, libraries, museums or who are students or graduates in associated fields such Museum Studies, Architectural History or Architectural Preservation.

Length of program: Semester long internships

Pay type: unpaid
Deadline: Ongoing

 

PAID, FULL-TIME SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES

Emerging Art Leaders, Library Cataloging Internship
Contact: Karen Stafford
Address: 111 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-443-3914
Email: kstafford2@artic.edu
Website: https://www.artic.edu/careers/internships
Description:

Duties:

  • Copy cataloging exhibition catalogs and art history books using Ex Libris Alma
  • Editing and enhancing existing MARC bibliographic records using RDA, LCSH, and the LC/NAF
  • Assigning call numbers using the Library of Congress Classification System
  • Assisting with other technical services projects as needed

Qualifications:
Required
  • Undergraduate or graduate student located in or near the Chicago area during the internship period who has completed at least one academic year of post-high school study; recent graduates (within one year of graduation) will also be considered
  • Enthusiastic curiosity for learning and applying the principles and procedures of professional library work including methods, practices, and techniques of library copy cataloging and classification
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills and an attention to detail
  • Ability to concentrate on detailed information over an extended period
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Committed to the goal of promoting inclusive, pluralistic museums

Preferred
  • Current student or recent graduate of an ALA-accredited program
  • Reading knowledge of at least one non-English language
  • Knowledge of art history, architecture history, or closely-related field
Pay type: Paid. Full-time (300 hours, June-August, $14/hour)
Deadline: March 16, 2020 (check back for 2021 opportunities)

 

Reader Services Internship
Contact: Stephanie Fletcher
Address: 111 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Phone:  
Email: sfletcher1@artic.edu
Website: https://www.artic.edu/careers/internships
Description: Are you an emerging library professional with an interest in art libraries and special collections? Are you committed to helping individuals access information? If so, then the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries invite you to apply for their Summer 2020 Emerging Art Leaders Internship in Reader Services.

As the Reader Services intern, your role is two-fold. You will use growing knowledge of the Libraries’ special collections to research and identify museum-quality objects and will provide excellent reference assistance in-person, by phone and email, and remotely through carefully designed digital resources. You will work in collaboration with professionals across library departments and in consultation with the Director of Libraries to earn hands-on training in multiple areas of art librarianship, including reference duties, collection management, electronic resources management, metadata creation, and primary research on library materials.

INTERNSHIP OUTCOMES

  • Mentor relationships with field practitioners
  • Peer-to-peer relationships with fellow interns
  • Understanding of Reader Services department functions, including e-resources management and database lifecycles, interlibrary loan, instruction, circulation, and reference services
  • Hands-on experience with resource management functions in the Libraries’ integrated library system (Ex Libris Alma) and patron interface (Ex Libris Primo)
  • Familiarity with reading room workflows and policies
  • Experience in creating different types of metadata
  • Critical thinking skills in analyzing books, electronic resources, and art objects
  • Knowledge of how to handle rare and fragile materials as well as archival materials
  • Awareness of the inner workings of a large art museum with a global collection

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research and report on special collections material
  • Create metadata, including images and catalog links, for special collections material
  • Research museum exhibition history and write descriptions that enhance library content on the Art Institute’s website
  • Improve findability of e-resources through editing, updating, and creating records in the integrated library system
  • Select, retrieve, and set up general and special collections material for group visits
  • Develop LibGuides content on library collection strengths to assist patrons
  • Utilize art history reference tools and respond to in-person and e-mailed reference inquiries
  • Contribute to collection development decisions by assessing and recommending database and monograph purchases

QUALIFICATIONS
Required

  • Current MLIS student located in or around the Chicago metropolitan area; recent graduates (within one year of graduation) will also be considered
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience conducting research in a library and writing in a clear, succinct style
  • Skill in multitasking and managing multiple projects
  • Commitment to the goal of promoting inclusive, pluralistic museums

Preferred

  • Previous library work experience
  • Some knowledge of art and architectural history
  • Familiarity with the challenges of working with special collections and archives

About the Emerging Art Leaders Internship
The Emerging Art Leaders Internship is open to all qualified candidates with individuals from groups historically underrepresented in the arts museum field particularly encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to those who demonstrate commitment to the goal of promoting inclusive, pluralistic museums.

This internship is part of a museum-wide effort to provide students from diverse backgrounds, including those underrepresented in the museum field, the opportunity to gain experience, career awareness, networks, and skills that will together position them to succeed as future art museum leaders. Those selected join an intern cohort and have access to a range of programs to support their development in addition to their specific departmental placement. Mentorship is provided throughout the intern experience. Interns are also encouraged to remain connected to the museum and to other interns as part of an alumni network.

This project is made possible, in part, through the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative (DAMLI), funded by the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Additional funding for DAMLI is provided by the James and Madeleine McMullan Family Foundation.

APPLICATION
Application must include the following materials:
Resume
Cover letter that includes answers to the following prompts:
What you hope to gain from this internship experience
What you will contribute to this internship
What challenge(s) or barrier(s) you face (personal, cultural, socioeconomic, educational, etc.) as you consider pursuing a career in the arts, and how this internship might play a role in helping to surmount those obstacles

Please combine all application materials into a single PDF for upload.

Pay type: Paid. Full-time (300 hours, June-August, $14/hour)
Deadline: March 16, 2020 (check back for 2021 opportunities)

date entered/updated: 19 April 2020

Maryland

Maryland Institute College of Art

Contact: Heather Slania, Director of Decker Library
Address: Decker Library, 1400 West Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone:  410-225-2311
Email:  hslania@mica.edu
Website:  https://www.mica.edu/libraries/decker-library/about/opportunities/
Description: Internships are available in archives, public services, and cataloging. In general internships last for a single semester, however longer internships or practicums are welcome, especially for cataloging.
Pay type: unpaid
Deadline: Ongoing

date entered/updated: 19 April 2020

Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts Boston

Contact: Louise Putnam, Visual Resources Curator
Address: Art Department, 100 Morrissey Blvd
Phone: 6172875730
Email: louise.putnam@umb.edu
Website: https://www.umb.edu/academics/cla/art/vrc
Description: Internships in the Visual Resources Collection of the Art department will be designed around the candidate's skills and interests and can be tailored to fit internship requirements for an academic program or to suit a volunteer position. Potential internship topics include, but are not limited to, original cataloging, image digitization, and authority development. Students interested in pursuing careers in libraries, visual resource collections, or museums are encouraged to apply. Note that some background (formal or informal) in architecture, art, or art history is essential as is the ability to work with minimal supervision. An understanding of digital technology and experience on a Mac are also appreciated. Please email a letter of interest along with a résumé or CV.
Pay type: unpaid
Deadline: ongoing

date entered/updated: 19 April 2020

New Jersey

The Newark Museum Library and Archives

Contact: William A. Peniston
Address: 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 596-6625
Email: wpeniston@newarkmuseumart.org
Website: https://www.newarkmuseumart.org/newark-museum-internship-programs
Description: Internship for undergraduate and graduate students in library science, archival management or museum studies to work on special projects or routine tasks.
Pay type: unpaid
Deadline: ongoing

date entered/updated: 19 April 2020

New Mexico

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Contact: Elizabeth Ehrnst
Address: 217 Johnson St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 505-946-1010
Email: eehrnst@gokm.org
Website:

https://www.okeeffemuseum.org/about-the-museum/opportunities/internship-opportunities/

Description: The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum offers a range of internship opportunities in the library and archive. Student interests and skills are matched with projects and may include: reference and research, cataloging, developing documentation and tutorials, collections digitization, and/or archival processing. Preference is given to MLS/MLIS students interested in working in the field of art librarianship and/or museum archives.
Pay type: Paid and for-credit opportunities
Deadline: Ongoing

date entered/updated: 19 April 2020

New York

Booklyn

Contact: Aimee Lusty
Address: Brooklyn Army Terminal / Building B - 7G / 140 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220
Phone: 718-383-9621
Email: hello@booklyn.org
Website: https://booklyn.org/info/opportunities/
Description:

Booklyn’s mission is to promote artists’ books as art and research material and to assist artists and social justice organizations in documenting, exhibiting, and distributing their artworks and archives. Our growing community relies on the active involvement of artists, archivists, librarians, activists, educators, and interns. To get involved, please be in touch!

Interns at Booklyn are involved with all aspects of the administration of an artist-run non-profit art organization. We will work to tailor your internship to your interests and skills.

Specific activities, supervised by Booklyn staff, fall into the following categories:

  • Arts Administration
  • Cataloging/Art inventory/Archival Work
  • Photography
  • Workshops/Education
  • Social Media/Promotion
  • Shipping & Handling
  • Curatorial Practice/Exhibition Preparation
  • Development & Fundraising

We encourage interns to take on projects that align with their interests. You should have an interest in or be willing to learn about art, artists books, social justice, activism, exhibition, community outreach, archiving, photography, and/ or exhibition administration.

Please send resume, cover letter, and availability (hours per week / start date). Include information about your interests in art, social justice, and publishing. Intern applications are evaluated on a rolling basis. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to hello@booklyn.org.

Pay type: unpaid
Deadline: ongoing

date updated: 19 April 2020

Fashion Institute of Technology/State University of New York

Contact: Karen J. Trivette, MLS
Address: Gladys Marcus Library, Special Collections and College Archives, Goodman Resource Center E427, Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, NY, NY 10001
Phone: 212-217-4386
Email: karen_trivette@fit.edu
Website: http://www.fitnyc.edu/library/sparc/visit/internships.php
Description:

FIT Library - Special Collections and College Archives (SPARC) of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)/SUNY has opportunities for internships and volunteer positions for spring, summer, and fall terms for undergraduate or graduate students or new professionals. Internships and volunteer posts encourage students and new professionals to explore careers and tasks related to library science, archives, information management, curatorial, or fine and applied art history fields.

Advanced internships are for new professionals or graduate students in archival tracks and programs in library science or in fashion and textile studies; other disciplines may be considered. Depending upon the individual needs of the unit and the intern or volunteer, a professional and focused experience in archives work may be structured around processing and preservation, descriptive practices and standards, collections management surveys, or digital collections. Solid research, analytical, computer, and writing skills are essential.

Advanced interns/volunteers usually work 12-15 weeks, approximately 10-12 hours per week; however, if an incumbent’s school has specific internship requirements, we will work with the program and comply with requirements as much as possible. Interns/volunteers work under the supervision and guidance of professional FIT Library SPARC staff and interns/volunteers must schedule their work when accompanied by a SPARC staff member. Course credit may be given with the approval of the intern’s academic institution – credit is not determined by nor awarded from FIT.

Pay type: Unpaid
Deadline: Ongoing

date updated: 19 April 2020

Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Onassis Library for Hellenic and Roman Art

Contact: Sarah Szeliga
Address: 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028
Phone: 212-650-2335
Email: onassislibrary@metmuseum.org
Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/research/libraries-and-study-centers/the-onassis-library-for-hellenic-and-roman-art
Description: The Onassis Library for Hellenic and Roman Art is a non-circulating research facility that collects, manages, preserves, and disseminates scholarly information related to Hellenic, Roman, and Etruscan art and archaeology. In addition to its research volumes and periodicals, the library maintains archival materials, photographs, and offprints dedicated to the study of antiquities. The collection specializes in early archaeological literature, dealer catalogs, ancient sculpture, and vase painting. We are seeking graduate-level applicants, with an interest in art history, classical studies, archaeology and/or library science, to assist in a variety of areas, including archival processing, digitization, conservation, database management, and technical services. Internship hours are dependent upon logistics and requirements.
Pay type: unpaid
Deadline: ongoing

date entered/updated: 19 April 2020

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library

Contact: John Lindaman
Address: 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028
Phone: 212-396-5222
Email: john.lindaman@metmuseum.org
Website: https://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/internships/undergraduate-and-graduate-students/summer
Description: The Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art offers paid summer internships through the Museum’s MuSE program, and unpaid summer internships for those who are ineligible or can’t participate in the MuSE program. This is an intensive 10 week program where interns get a hands-on introduction to many areas of library work and the opportunity to complete a significant project, as well as mentoring opportunities with professional librarians in all parts of the library. Interns have a significant opportunity to shape the direction of their internship and the depth of their involvement in particular aspects of library work.
 
Requirements: Undergraduate and graduate applicants must be currently
enrolled in a degree-granting program, or recent graduates. For details, see the link above.
Pay type: Paid and unpaid opportunities
Deadline: For paid summer internships: January 22; for unpaid: March 4 (check back later in 2020 for Summer 2021 deadlines)

date updated: 19 April 2020

Museum of Modern Art

Contact: Department of Human Resources
Address: 11 W. 53rd St., New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-708-9408
Email: internships@moma.org
Website: https://www.moma.org/about/get-involved/internships
Description: The Seasonal Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students and beginning professionals with practical experience in a specific area of museum work at The Museum of Modern Art. In addition to departmental work, each Tuesday interns participate in professional development activities designed to increase understanding of the Museum’s various collections, exhibitions, and departments. Participants may arrange for academic credit through their school, but it is certainly not a requirement. In the Library specifically, interns will work hands on and be trained in supporting the research needs of the MoMA staff and members of the public.
Pay type: Paid
Deadline: Varies; see website for details.

date entered/updated: 19 April 2020

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Contact: Jean Rafaelian
Address: 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Phone: 212-423-3697
Email: internships@guggenheim.org
Website: http://www.guggenheim.org/internships
Description: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum offers internships in departments across the institution, including Library and Archives. The objective of the Guggenheim Museum Internship Program is to provide practical training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts and museum fields. Interns gain a broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum, as well as specific skills related to that department’s activities. Interns are assigned based on academic background, professional skills, interests, and career goals. Under the supervision of designated staff members, interns participate in the ongoing work of museum departments, complete individual projects, and contribute to larger Guggenheim initiatives. For full details, visit http://www.guggenheim.org/internships.
Pay type: unpaid
Deadline: Ongoing; see museum website for details

date updated: 19 April 2020

The Bridgeman Art Library International

Contact: Joanna Smith
Address: 274 Madison Ave., Suite 1604, New York, NY 10016
Phone: 231-828-1238
Email: joanna.smith@bridgemanart.com
Website: https://www.bridgemanimages.com
Description:

New York Internship

The Bridgeman Art Library is the world s leading source of fine art images. Based in London, New York, Paris and Berlin, the Library represents thousands of museums, private collections and artists throughout the world in licensing their images for reproduction. Our clients worldwide include publishers, designers, advertising agencies and other image-using creative professionals.

About the Internship:

We offer a work experience placement in the New York office based in Manhattan. This role will involve supporting the President & CEO and Account Managers. The successful intern will have varied responsibilities in a small office, providing a good opportunity for hands-on experience.

Requirements:

Any degree discipline is suitable, although an interest in Art, Art History or Marketing would be preferred. Start date The internship program is ongoing, we are currently accepting applicants.


For further information please visit www.bridgemanart.com or email joanna.smith@bridgemanart.com


To apply Please send your resume and covering letter to joanna.smith@bridgemanart.com

Pay type: unpaid
Deadline: Ongoing

date updated: 19 April 2020

Visual Studies Workshop

Contact: Jessica Johnston
Address: 31 Prince Street, Rochester, New York 14607
Phone: 585-442-8676
Email: jessicajohnston@vsw.org
Website:

http://www.vsw.org

Description:

The Research Center library contains approximately 4,000 monographs of photographers' work, 6,000 volumes on the history, theory and technology of photography, and 7,000 volumes related to fine art, film and media. The Research Center also houses over 3,000 rare books and photographic albums covering the history of image reproduction from 15th century woodcut, to 19th century photographic albums, to contemporary digital printing.

The rare books are complemented by the Illustrated Book Collection containing illustrated books published from 1694 to the present day that display all aspects of engraving and photo-engraving practices and all forms of imaging technologies from wood engraving to xerography. These collections are supported by additional holdings concentrating on the areas of photography, filmmaking, video, bookmaking, media studies, and the cultural practices of image making. Our periodicals collection is an extensive resource of publications on photography, the arts, culture, and media.

Internships are tailored to the needs and interests of individual students. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Pay type: unpaid
Deadline: ongoing

date updated: 19 April 2020

Rhode Island

Roger Williams University Architecture Library

Contact: John Schlinke, Architecture/Art Librarian
Address: One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809
Phone: 401-254-3833
Email: jschlinke@rwu.edu
Website: https://www.rwu.edu/library/libraries-collections/architecture-library
Description: The internship in the Architecture Library at Roger Williams University provides an opportunity to gain experience in a branch library supporting degree programs in architecture, historic preservation, and art history. Interns typically work on a special project of mutual benefit to the intern and the library, and also gain an understanding of the fundamental operations of the library.
Pay type: unpaid
Deadline: ongoing

date updated: 19 April 2020

Texas

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Contact: Sam Duncan
Address: 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: 817-989-5042
Email: library@cartermuseum.org
Website: http://www.cartermuseum.org/library
Description: The ACMAA research library and archives serves both internal and external patrons and offers volunteer, practicum, and internship opportunities for projects focusing on a range of library and archives functions.
Pay type: unpaid
Deadline: ongoing

date updated: 19 April 2020

Virginia

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Jefferson Library

Contact: Jack Robertson
Address: PO Box 316, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: 434-984-7545
Email: jrobertson@monticello.org
Website: https://www.monticello.org/research-education/jefferson-library/visit-and-contact-information/intern-and-volunteer-program/
Description: Internships, paid or unpaid, are available for variable times (50-300 hours). Projects range from VR and archival processing, bibliographic research and cataloging, digital conversion & creation. A list of several dozen projects is available. For more information please visit http://www.monticello.org/library/pdfs/IVP.pdf
Pay type: paid and unpaid opportunities
Deadline: ongoing

date updated: 19 April 2020