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Student Opportunities

Call for Abstracts

This coming April, the Art History Association at SUNY New Paltz will host its second annual undergraduate student symposium. Last year’s event featuring students from collegiate institutions across New York’s Hudson Valley was such an overwhelming success that we have expanded the symposium. We believe that it is a valuable opportunity for Art History students to sharpen their research skills, network with faculty and students outside of their home institution, as well as gain valuable professional experience.  This symposium will allow students to present their past or present work, whether a research paper, an independent study, or an honors thesis to a wider audience. Each talk will be ten minutes in length followed by a brief question and answer session.

Abstracts of 300 words or less to may be sent to until February 7, 2020. We ask that the submission also include the student’s name, major, academic year, institutional affiliation, and email. Students will be notified within two weeks after the submission deadline. The symposium will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 on the campus of SUNY New Paltz.


Student Opportunities

Curatorial Internship for Museum Diversity at the MFA, Boston

Exciting summer internship  at the MFA Boston. Funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, this paid internship for museum diversity will give a current college student or recent graduate the opportunity to assist with research, interpretation, and programming for a forthcoming exhibition on the collecting and display of American paintings from the 1940s and 1950s here at the MFA. The position is full time from May 29 through August 10. Please contact Zoë Samels ( with any questions.

Internships and application instructions can be found here:

Student Opportunities

Paid Fellowship Position at the Brooklyn Museum


Museum Education Fellowship Program
Paid Fellowship Position at the Brooklyn Museum
September 5, 2017–June 22, 2018
The museum invites promising young professionals to join its Museum Education Fellowship Program. As an Education Fellow, you will gain in-depth fieldwork experience by designing, facilitating, and teaching programs that address the needs of adult, school, and youth and family audiences. Fellows participate in hands-on workshops and reading discussions, and conduct qualitative research throughout the year to learn about museum education theory and practice. Ongoing professional development provided by the  experienced education and curatorial staff ensures that Education Fellows leave the program with extensive experience teaching and programming for a variety of audiences, and with a completed professional teaching portfolio.

Program alumni have pursued careers at such cultural institutions as the Denver Art Museum; the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; the National Museum of the American Indian; the New Museum; and the Queens Museum of Art, as well as the New York City Department of Education and the School District of Philadelphia.

The Fellowship is a ten-month program, running from September through June, open to individuals who recently completed undergraduate or graduate studies. Fellowship positions are full-time and comes with a $20,300 salary plus benefits.

Applications for the 2017–18 cycle are due April 7, 2017. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact:

Dalila Scruggs
Senior Museum Instructor/Fellowship Coordinator
Brooklyn Museum


Student Opportunities

Call for Papers

Image: Rembrandt, Sacrifice of Isaac (detail), 1655, etching and drypoint, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Ida Kammerer, in memory of her husband, Frederic Kammerer, M.D., 1933 (33.79.13); Photo courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Negotiating Art and Narrative
Emerging Scholars’ Symposium for Undergraduates
Friday, June 9, 2017
The Frick Collection invites submissions from undergraduates and recent college graduates for a symposium on the subject of art and narrative. This program seeks to develop and diversify the next generation of scholars in the visual arts by offering a platform for their research.
We seek twenty-minute papers (max. 2,500 words) examining the ways in which the visual arts engage with narrative (broadly defined as any literary, historical, political, or personal story). Papers should derive from either a research paper or thesis chapter, and may focus on any material or medium, chronological period, and geographic region.
Eligibility: Current undergraduates, as well as recent graduates who are not yet engaged in graduate study, from any college or university within the United States or abroad are encouraged to apply. Travel stipends may be available on an as-needed basis.

Please submit all materials to by April 21, 2017.

More information and application instructions

This symposium is organized in connection with the upcoming exhibition Divine Encounter: Rembrandt’s Abraham and the Angels. This exhibition (on view from May 30 through August 20, 2017) presents a selection of Rembrandt’s depictions of the biblical story of Abraham and examines the artist’s innovative approach to pictorial narrative.


Student Opportunities

ALL-IN seeks Editorial Intern

Former Bard student and EHer Benjamin Barron is now the editor-in-chief of ALL-IN, a biannual arts and culture print publication which brings emerging and established artists together to collaborate, acting as a platform for new visual material.

They are looking for a part-time intern (unpaid) to do remote work now that could become in-person over the summer. Info below!

Benjamin will be part of a panel on Thursday, March 30 for students interested in pursuing work in the intersection of technology, media, and the humanities after college. More info on that to come!

ALL–IN is seeking a part-time editorial intern to work on the upcoming issue of the magazine, effective immediately. Candidate should be well organized and comfortable with working independently. Applicant’s responsibilities would primarily include transcribing interviews with artists from ALL–IN issue three, to be released May 2017. Position would be remote with link to editor in New York via phone and email, with possibility of continuing internship over summer in person (responsibilities later including assistance on photo shoots, helping produce magazine launch, etc.).

Please send resume and cover letter to

Student Opportunities

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo Summer Internships

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York is currently accepting applications for placements in our summer internship program. The Gallery welcomes applications from both graduate and undergraduate students of art history for placements that offer students the opportunity to work with an extraordinary collection of modern and contemporary art.  It also offers opportunities in departments across the museum, with competitive placements in the curatorial and education departments for art history students interested in modern and contemporary art. Placement duties may include conducting art historical research for upcoming exhibitions, gathering background information about artists or works in the collection, or supporting public programs.  The deadline for summer applications is February 24, 2017.

For more information visit:


Student Opportunities

Bloomberg Arts Mentors

Bloomberg Arts Mentors
A Paid Summer Internship for College Students
New York City, Summer 2017
The Bloomberg Arts Mentors program is a paid summer internship for undergraduate college students with an interest in the arts and working with teens. This is an excellent opportunity for students who would also like to gain experience in arts administration, education and teaching. In this program, Mentors will provide guidance and oversight to high school students who are placed in internships in cultural organizations around the city. Mentors also assist with a variety of administrative tasks and will learn about implementing a highly effective arts education program.
Cultural organizations that have participated in the program in the past include: Alvin Ailey, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Ballet Hispanico, Dance Theater of Harlem, New York Live Arts, New York Theatre Workshop, Nuyorican Poets Café, Poets House, Socrates Sculpture Park, Art 21, and Studio Museum in Harlem.
The ideal candidate for this program is creative, flexible, interested in learning about the variety of cultural organizations in New York City, comfortable presenting and speaking in front of groups, and committed to serving as a mentor to high school students. They will serve as role models for the high school interns, and must maintain high standards of professionalism and personal conduct. There are three positions available. Program Details The Bloomberg Arts Mentors program will run for approximately 8 weeks from mid-June through mid-August, five days per week. Responsibilities include:
—-Serve as a mentor to high school students working at cultural institutions throughout New York City in the Bloomberg Arts and Culture Internship Program.
—-General administrative assistance and support for the internship program.
—-Communicate with interns regarding work assignments, schedules, and responsibilities.
—-Assist with planning group visits and excursions to cultural institutions, both on regular field trip days and extra activities on evenings and weekends.
—-Assist with developing prompts for weekly blog postings; manage collection of postings from students and post appropriate photos and student writings.
—-Support Studio staff with supervision of Bloomberg high school interns that are placed at Studio in a School.
—-Help to oversee and assist with intern multi-media projects; Mentor will support Artist Instructor and students in this effort.
—-Support and mentor high school interns with their college applications.
—-Photo-documentation of the Bloomberg Art and Culture Internship Program at weekly class sessions as well as at all work sites; compile report at the end of the program
with highlight photos from every work site and class sessions.
—-Collect and process weekly time sheets for high school interns.
—-At end of program, assist with final collection of all reports and other program documentation.
—-Mentors will work part time in June and 35 hours per week July 5th through August 18th and will be paid $13/hour for their work, including training. They will be
required to submit weekly time sheets, a mid-internship report, and a final report.

There are three positions available.
Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in the arts and strong writing and organizational skills. Please indicate any design, photography, or film experience that you have, as there will be one position that will require film and editing skills.
Program Eligibility Students must be a current sophomore or junior in a college or university within the five boroughs of New York City, or must be permanent residents of New York City. Applicants must be enrolled full time during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Financial Aid Requirement: Applicants must demonstrate financial need by submitting a copy of their FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) that illustrates an EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) of $10,000 or less.
There are no exceptions to these eligibility and financial aid requirements. Application Information To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, documentation of EFC (see above) and at least two references to: Please include “Bloomberg Arts Mentors” in the subject line. Qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

Student Opportunities, Uncategorized


Each semester the Bard College Art History Program sponsors
a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for all students enrolled in an art history course.  This semester it is
Sunday, February 26, 2017


Tickets Available
See Jeanette McDonald, Fisher Annex 112

Student Opportunities

The Frick Collection Summer Internships

The Frick Collection is now accepting applications for the following Summer 2017 internships:

Undergraduate Ayesha Bulchandani Internship- Education Department | Summer 2017 (Stipend)
Application deadline: January 30, 2017

Undergraduate Photoarchive Internship | Summer 2017 (Unpaid)
Application Deadline: February 10, 2017

Undergraduate-Graduate Frick Art Reference Library Administration Internship | Summer 2017 (Unpaid)
Application Deadline: February 27, 2017

Undergraduate-Graduate Digital Art History Lab Internship  Summer 2017 (Unpaid)
Application Deadline: February 10, 2017

You may find the application process for each internship in the individual postings attached on this email and also on our website at .

For more information:
http://Ayesha Bulchandani Undergraduate Education Internship l Summer 2017

Please contact with any questions.

Student Opportunities

The Junior Fellows Program at the Library of Congress

The Junior Fellows Program at the Library of Congress is accepting applications for summer 2017. This is a paid opportunity and many projects do not require any previous library experience.

Information about the program is available here, including detailed project descriptions. Of particular interest to our field is the Prints & Photographs project:

Photochrom Prints Collection
(Library Services, Prints and Photographs Division)
Process a collection of historical photochrom prints, which include views from around the world (such as landscapes, architecture, street scenes, and daily life and culture), and were made between the 1890s and 1910, using a photomechanical process. The Junior Fellow would inventory each print, capturing title, date, and publication information in an Access database, which would later be converted to catalog records. The Fellow would also select prints; scan them for presentation in the Library’s catalog; learn to manage the digital files that he/she creates; and draft MARC catalog records for selected prints. A selection of prints previously processed by the Prints and Photographs Division is available at:
Skills/Knowledge Desired:
Ability to safely handle prints; Ability to work in a team; Ability to accurately assign numbers and legibly write numbers on prints; Ability to input data into electronic forms; Ability to interpret and record data into pre-existing data fields; Ability to convey information; Experience working with archival materials, especially printed visual materials; Knowledge of archives and library theory; Knowledge of foreign geography; Knowledge of or experience with cataloging schemes, especially MARC based catalogs; Knowledge of or experience with subject analysis, especially for images; Ability to work with scanners to create digital images

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