Internship Opportunity: Brooklyn Museum Summer Fellows Program

The Summer Fellows Program is a ten-week, full-time, paid opportunity for current undergraduates and recent graduates interested in a career in the arts, museums, or cultural institutions. Fellows are placed within a Museum department based on interest and relevant experience and work alongside our expert staff on key tasks and projects of their department, gaining skills and experience while making important contributions to the Museum as a whole. Fellows also receive ongoing training and mentorship from department leaders who are committed to supporting Fellows’ growth and developing their autonomy and agency over the course of the program.

The Summer Fellows Program combines practical work experience with professional development through a series of full-day seminars that take place every Tuesday (alongside Museum interns) that focus on the role of museums in society today. This summer the seminar series explores the theme of “the responsive museum,” questioning how museums have responded to current events, trends, and social issues, and how they might imagine the future. Seminars include intimate conversations with Brooklyn Museum curators, conservators, educators, and collection and exhibition specialists, as well as invited artists and outside experts. Participants also visit to local artist studios, museums, and other cultural institutions. In every task, Fellows gain skills and perspective on museum work, and learn how to transfer these skills to other types of work experience and imagine the future of cultural institutions.

A total of ten positions are available in our Conservation, Curatorial, Development, Digital Communications, Education, and Registrar/Collections Management departments, as well as the Office of the Chief Curator. While exact requirements vary by department, all qualified applicants have an interest in museums and a desire to work in the arts in some capacity; experience working in museums, nonprofit arts organizations, or a related field; curiosity and a willingness to learn in a community; and the ability to work independently within a team. Full descriptions and qualifications for each position are detailed in our online application.

Start and end dates: June 4–August 9, 2019

Union status: Non-union

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Compensation: $15 per hour

Work schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

Application deadline: March 31, 2019

Learn more and apply online

If you have questions about the online application system, please get in touch with them at internships@brooklynmuseum.org. (Due to the large volume of applications, only candidates who are being considered will be contacted regarding their application status)

Internship Opportunities: Year-Round Internships at ISCP

The ISCP is accepting internship applications year-round!

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) supports the creative development of artists and curators, and promotes exchange through residencies and public programs. Housed in a former factory in Brooklyn, with 35 light-filled work studios and two galleries, ISCP is New York’s most comprehensive international visual arts residency program, founded in 1994. ISCP organizes exhibitions, events and offsite projects, which are free and open to all, sustaining a vibrant community of contemporary art practitioners and diverse audiences.

About the internships: ISCP interns engage in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of an international not-for-profit arts organization and gain invaluable experience while being introduced to a vast network of international art professionals. Due to ISCP’s small staff, interns play a critical role in the administration of ISCP’s overall program. Administrative internship are focused on programs, development, finance or communications. ISCP internships can provide a foundation in a variety of skills, and offer experience and contacts for future careers in the following professions: curator, artist, and arts administrator.

ISCP offers a stipend of $12 per day for transportation and lunch. All interns are invited to select monthly field trips and all public programs.

Qualifications: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, multitasking, reliability, team player, Mac proficiency (Word and Excel), basic Creative Suite knowledge a plus, experience with database systems (Salesforce a plus), strong organizational skills, interest in non-profit arts administration and contemporary art. Eligibility to work in the United States is required. Please note: candidates must be of junior-year college level or above to be considered. Serious inquiries only need apply.

Duration: Internships generally start in September, January, and June. All internships require a minimum commitment of 16 hours (2 days) per week, and a number of openings require a three or four day per week commitment, both for a minimum of four months.

How to apply: Prospective applicants please email cover letter (specifying area of interest and dates of availability) and resume to jcope@iscp-nyc.org.

Priority deadlines: January 31 for Winter/early Spring internships, February 28 for late Spring/Summer Internships, and August 1 for Fall/Winter internships.

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ISCP does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law.

For more information about the ISCP and to view current and upcoming events, visit their website!

Internship Opportunity: Summer 2019 at the Corning Museum of Glass

The Education Department of the Corning Museum of Glass is pleased to announce an internship open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in assisting with museum interpretation related to the art, history, and science of glass. The internship provides an opportunity to study at the most comprehensive glass museum in the world, to have access to the library of record on glass, and to learn from top professionals in the field.

Download the doc below for the full details of the internship and information on how to apply!

Internship Opportunities: Summer 2019 at the Frick

The Education Department of The Frick Collection invites undergraduate students to apply for the following summer internship opportunities. These internships provide a superb opportunity for participating in many aspects of museum education work in a small, dynamic department.

Ayesha Bulchandani Undergraduate Education Internship

Two placements are available under this program. Although all undergraduate students are eligible for the Ayesha Bulchandani Internship Program, preference will be given to applicants who receive need-based financial aid from their college or university or submit a brief statement indicating financial need. The stipend award is $3,500. The application deadline is January 28, 2019.

Download the pdf for further details on this internship.

Arts Intern Program for Undergraduate Students at The Frick Collection – Education Department
One placement is available under this program. Applicants must be rising juniors or seniors attending a college or university within the five boroughs of New York City, or must have their permanent residence in New York City. In addition, the applicant’s Student Aid Report (SAR) must indicate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $5000 or less. The internship pays $15/hr., 28 hours per week. In addition, the intern will receive a $500 stipend upon completion of a final project. Applications for the Arts Intern program will be accepted on a rolling basis; the position is open until filled.

Download the pdf for further details on this internship.

Other internships are also available at the Frick for Summer 2019 – visit their page to view the full list!

Internship Opportunity: Summer and Long-term positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently accepting applications for summer and long-term internships. Both paid and unpaid internship opportunities are available to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, to explore museum careers and gain professional experience. The Met welcomes interns from all backgrounds, and has a wide range of internship placements in nearly forty museum departments. In addition to our ten-week summer internships, the museum is offering the following 2019-2020 long-term internships beginning in June:

  • Lifchez/Stronach Nine-Month Curatorial Internship
  • The Emily K. Rafferty Twelve-Month Internship in Museum Administration
  • The Tiffany and Co. Foundation Twelve-Month Curatorial Internship in American Decorative Arts
  • Twelve-Month Internship in the Digital Department
  • Twelve-Month Internship in Greek and Roman Art
  • Twelve-Month Access and Inclusion Education Internship

The deadline for the PAID summer and long-term internship application is January 27, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Applications for the UNPAID summer internship program are due on March 3, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (EST).  More information about the internship program, eligibility, and how to apply can be found on their website.

Internship Opportunity: Apprentice Museum Educator at the Rubin Museum

The Rubin Museum is seeking interested undergraduates, graduate students, and recent post-graduates for their year-long museum educator internship! Learn practical skills for a career in the arts, programming, or museum education. Apply to join the Rubin’s Apprentice Museum Educator (AME) program and gain the opportunity to work on School and Family Programs or Adult and Academic Programs for the 2018–2019 academic year (September–June). You will develop an understanding of gallery teaching, facilitation of public programs, and museum administration, and will be given the chance to create and lead your own program at the end of your term.

Apprentice Museum Educators are paid a modest monthly stipend for their services. The terms of the stipend will be discussed if applicants are accepted for interviews. School credit may be received.

Apprentice Duties include:

  • Facilitating programs such as talks, concerts and performances
  • Administrative support of programs
  • Museums studies discussions and arts career advising
  • Leading tours and art workshops for K-12 school groups

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Strong interest in a future career in programming, education, or art is encouraged.
  • Fall 2018–Spring 2019 (September–June)
  • 20 hours per week
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

How to apply:
Send a resume and letter of interest to: volunteersandinterns@rubinmuseum.org
In the subject headline, note “Apprentice Museum Educator.” For additional details, explore the Rubin Museum website.

Internship Opportunity: Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program is seeking enthusiastic and committed candidates who desire to learn about contemporary art and arts administration. Successful candidates will be amiable, adaptable, professional, social, and confident. Interns should be comfortable working as a member of a team —working well with directions, while feeling confident to provide their own insights. The EFA Studio Program is a juried membership program for professional visual artists. The program provides subsidized studio space for over 70 contemporary artists.

EFA Studio Program internships provide a unique opportunity to work directly with artists in their studios as Artist Assistants and actively contribute to the creation of exhibitions and programs while gaining exposure to the inner-workings of a multi-faceted, non-profit arts space as Administrative Interns. Interns will split their time between assisting artists and working with EFA Studio Program staff in the office. A complete listing of our current member artists can be found on our website: www.studios-efanyc.org/member-artists/

EFA Studio Program intern responsibilities during the Fall will include:
– Acting as Artist Assistants to EFA Studio Member artists
– Working on research projects involving artists, non-profits, and residency programs
– Hands-on planning and assistance for special events, open houses, and galleries
– Daily office administrative duties including: processing applications, filing, data entry,
phone and email
– Maintaining websites (Squarespace) and newsletters as well as social media sites,
Facebook and Twitter

Qualifications for all EFA Interns:
– Junior, Senior, or Graduate student with related major and/or interest in contemporary art
– Proficiency in Mac applications, Microsoft Office, and Adobe CS preferred
– Basic office skills (filing, phones, data entry)
– Ability to handle artwork and willingness to learn and work with unfamiliar mediums
– Personal experience working on Facebook and Instagram
– Commitment of 2 days per week, 10am-6pm (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday)

Availability:
We are currently looking for Fall interns to begin in September and remain through
December 2018.
To apply:
Please email your cover letter and resume to Natalia Nakazawa: Natalia@efanyc.org
Please include the days you will be available to intern and your projected start date. This is a TWO day per week internship. Regular hours are 10am – 6pm.

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