Summer 2017 Internships
Summer 2017 Internship Season: Monday, June 5, 2017–Friday, August 11, 2017 (10 Weeks)
Required commitment: Minimum 20 hours/week, during the work week
Application deadline: March 15, 2017
Notification date: April 14, 2017
Due to a high volume applications, only candidates who have been selected for interviews will be contacted directly regarding their application status.
Only individuals authorized to work for the Museum in the United States will be accepted into the internship program. The Museum will consider expressions of interest in providing volunteer services to the Museum from non-work authorized individuals.
Communications Interns work closely with the Communications department on file preparation, research, organization and content management for Studio magazine, the Museum’s seasonal publication. The intern will also assist with developing press releases for upcoming exhibitions, preparing press kits and general press related inquiries. Applicant must possess excellent communication and writing skills and be proficient in Photoshop and working with digital files (knowledge of Illustrator is a plus). Good organizational and time management skills and an ability to work independently are essential.
The Communications Internship is designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in Arts Administration, Media Studies, Marketing, or related fields.
Curatorial interns will work under the direction of the Assistant Curator. Interns will be involved in a range of curatorial projects including research and organization for upcoming exhibitions, maintaining archives and visual materials, reviewing artist submissions and updating artist files and exhibition listings. Interns will work directly with curators, assistants and artists on exhibition checklists, graphics, catalogue production and documentation.
The Curatorial Internship is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who major/minor in Art History, Visual Culture or a related field. Applicants should have an interest in curating, excellent writing and research skills, and knowledge of the contemporary art world. Applicants must be able to handle multiple projects at once.
Development interns work closely with the Associate Director of Development and other members of the Development team to help with the Studio Museum’s institutional and individual fundraising efforts. Primary responsibilities include assisting with correspondence and research related to individual giving, attending and assisting with opening receptions and other donor cultivation events on an as-needed basis, conducting research on corporations and foundations, drafting select grant reports and proposals, updating and maintaining records in Raiser’s Edge database and organizing mailings of information to donors and prospects. Previous development, marketing or public relations experience is helpful but not required.
The Development Internship is designed for undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates interested in careers in Arts Administration, Marketing or related fields.
Director's Office Internship
The Director’s Office intern will work closely with the Executive Assistant to the Director and Chief Curator. Responsibilities include assisting with special event and board meeting preparation, project research, archiving, and handling information requests. Applicants must work well independently and problem-solve with creativity. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite is required. Excellent communication skills, including writing and a professional phone demeanor, as well as meticulous attention to detail are essential.
Director’s Office internship is designed for college sophomores, juniors, seniors and recent graduates who are preparing for careers in Arts Administration, Art/Art History, Museum Studies, or Media Studies.
Public Programs and Community Engagement Internship
The Public Programs and Community Engagement department curates accessible, art-inspired experiences, offering a broad range of opportunities that inspire creativity, incite critical dialogue and foster community. From artist talks and panel discussions to hands-on workshops and off-site collaborations, our department unites and supports the Museum’s diverse, adult audiences. Our intern will assist the department in researching, coordinating and producing public programs, events and special projects. The intern will gain hands-on experience in arts administration, nurturing cultural partnerships, managing and corresponding with program attendees and organizing tech support. As our department regularly interfaces with other Museum departments, the internship provides a unique opportunity to observe the many moving pieces involved in programmatically supporting living artists. The intern will be expected to attend Thursday and Sunday programs and must possess excellent computer and interpersonal skills, be proficient in research and writing, and be able to handle multiple projects at once whilst working independently.
The Public Programs and Community Engagement Internship is designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in Arts Administration, Art History, programming, production, or related fields.